|Book about barns offers a glimpse into Aroostook County and Maine’s history|
Bangor Daily News - 12/21/2012. By Lisa Wilcox, Aroostook Republican & News – Barns are so common, not only in Aroostook County, but in the entire state of Maine, that most residents take their existence for granted. But for one man who lives in the Sebago Lake area, they are fascinating pieces of the state’s history.
|Consumers Union Says FDA Assessment of GE Salmon Is Flawed and Inadequate|
Consumers Union - 12/21/2012. Consumers Union, the advocacy and policy arm of Consumer Reports, criticized the Environmental Assessment of the Aquabounty genetically engineered salmon released today by the Food and Drug Administration, as flawed and inadequate. “We are deeply concerned that the potential of these fish to cause allergic reactions has not been adequately researched. Further, there have been no safety testing of fish grown in Panama, where Aquabounty intends to raise the salmon.”
|The Gift of the Maya|
Resilience - 12/21/2012. By Albert Bates - A revised story of Mesoamerica is emerging through the work of biologists, botanists, and ethno-agronomists exploring and attempting to replicate the ancient systems that produced traditional foods. One example can be seen near modern-day Mexico City, which combined urban waste-disposal, canal dredging, and plant and animal production from both aquatic and terrestrial horticultural complexes.
|New laws in Md. and Va. take effect Jan. 1|
The Washington Post - 12/21/2012. By John Wagner and and Errin Haines - Maryland has become the first state to ban the use of additives containing arsenic in chicken feed, a practice already prohibited by Canada and the European Union.