|Augusta lawmakers consider GMO labeling bill|
WLBZ-2 Bangor - 4/23/2013. By Krister Rollins - Concerns over genetically modified crops have prompted legislation in more than thirty states, where advocates are calling for clear labeling on all food that comes from genetically altered seeds.
|Source of Dissolved Organic Matter and Water Quality|
Environmental News Network - 4/23/2013. By Andy Soos - A new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that land use in the watersheds from which dissolved organic matter originates has important implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality, with the organic carbon in runoff from urbanized or heavily farmed landscapes more likely to persist as it is carried downstream.
|The benefits of alternative farming methods|
The Guardian [UK] - 4/23/2013. By Abigail Conrad - Small-scale farmers produce food for 70% of the global population. Yet, they are some of the world's poorest and most food insecure people. Alternatives to conventional farming should be embraced to improve subsistence farmers' yields and to ensure adequate food production for the growing global population. Agroecology, a farming approach that mimics natural ecosystems, is an alternative method that can produce more food using fewer resources.
|New GMO Wheat May ‘Silence’ Vital Human Genes|
Mercola.com - 4/23/2013. By Dr. Joseph Mercola - Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has developed a type of genetically modified (GM) wheat that may silence human genes, leading to disastrous health consequences.