|Pro-GMO group accused of unethical practices|
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 1/27/2016. By Ken Roseboro - The Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) has been accused of unethical journalistic practices after it published personal information about individuals opposed to genetically modified food and changed the text of an article without the author’s permission. GLP is an organization that heavily promotes genetic engineering of foods and attacks critics of the technology.
|Sweet spot: Large food companies dumping GMO sweeteners for non-GMO, organic options|
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 1/27/2016. By Ken Roseboro - Major food and beverage manufacturers are considering organic and non-GMO verified sweetener options to replace sugar and GMO-risk beet sugar and high fructose corn syrup in their products. Suppliers of sweeteners such as agave, stevia, tapioca syrup, and erythritol report increasing inquiries from larger companies wanting clean labeled products with simpler ingredients.
|Our Opinion: No reason Maine should rush ahead on GMO labeling|
CentralMaine.com - 1/26/2016. By the Editorial Board - Maine got it right two years ago when the Legislature passed a law requiring labels for food products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as soon as New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut do the same.
|Land Trusts Aid Beginning Farmers in Land Procurement|
Resilience - 1/26/2016. By A.J. Hughes, Yardfarmers - The average age of American farmers is 58.3 years, and new farmers are needed to carry the torch. One of the biggest barriers to beginning farmers is access to land. But obstacles are meant to be overcome, and land trusts provide an effective way to preserve farmland while blazing a pathway for retiring farmers to pass their land on to others.