|Apps for Horticulture|
Growing - 2/20/2013. By David Weinstock and Curt Harler - Land-grant colleges are way behind the app curve when it comes to developing applications for horticulture and related fields. Sure, there are apps for weather, and there are apps for corn and soybeans. But what about citrus or carrots or cukes?
|Record area of biotech crops used in 2012 - report|
Reuters - 2/20/2013. By Carey Gillam - Developing countries accounted for the first time last year for more than half the global biotech crop area, though the United States remains the primary nation making use of genetically altered crops, according to an industry report.
|Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers|
Organic Consumers - 2/20/2013. In a new report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers, the Center for Food Safety investigates how the current seed patent regime has led to a radical shift to consolidation and control of global seed supply and how these patents have abetted corporations, such as Monsanto, to sue U.S. farmers for alleged seed patent infringement.
|Don’t believe in climate change? Talk to a clam digger|
Grist - 2/20/2013. By Marla Dolan - A modern threat looms for ice-chilled fruits de mer platters. This time it's a worldwide problem, affecting marine ecosystems everywhere. Ocean waters are turning corrosive, and it's happening so quickly scientists say there may not be any oysters left to eat in coming decades.