|Organic Valley’s Generation Organic™ Teach-In Underway in Classrooms Nationwide|
PRWeb - 10/24/2013. Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced that its first Generation Organic™ Teach-In is underway. “Gen-O™” farmers are visiting more than 84 classrooms across the nation through Oct. 25, educating over 1,825 students in grades K-5 on the benefits of organic food and farming.
|New Study Links Neonicotinoids to Bee Virus|
Beyond Pesticides - 10/24/2013. A team of scientists in Italy believe they have found the molecular mechanism through which neonicotinoid pesticides adversely impacts the immune system of honey bees.
|A tomato tale that's hard to stomach|
Jim Hightower - 10/24/2013. By Jim Hightower - "I'm 98 percent confident we can make a tomato that tastes substantially better," Professor Harry Klee recently exulted to the New York Times. Hmmm. Excuse me, professor, but "substantially better" than what?
|Food Day Sponsor Goes After FSMA Exemptions|
New England Farmers Union - 10/24/2013. To the 900,000 supporters of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the organization seems to have the interests of our agricultural producers at heart. After all, they launched Food Day, “a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.” Across the country, organizations involved in food production, food justice, cooking and health are celebrating. Their Food Day website is full of articles about “eating real” and sustainable food production and a celebration of fresh, local food production.