|Monsanto to withdraw EU approval requests for new GMO crops|
Reuters - 7/16/2013. By Charlie Dunmore - Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it will withdraw all pending approval requests to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union, due to the lack of commercial prospects for cultivation there.
|EU to ban fipronil to protect honeybees|
The Guardian [UK] - 7/16/2013. By Damian Carrington - A widely used insect nerve agent that harms bees will be banned from use on corn and sunflowers in Europe from the end of 2013, after member states overwhelmingly backed the proposal in a vote on Tuesday. However, the UK once again failed to back measures to restrict pesticide use.
|Maine’s elderly, crops and animals feeling the heat|
Bangor Daily News - 7/16/2013. By Julia Bayly - Fort Kent: On the heels of one of the wettest Junes on record, Maine has broken heat records as temperatures reached the 90s this week, creating challenges for people, animals and crops around the state.
|Turner selectmen get complaints about flies|
Sun Journal - 7/16/2013. By Tom Standard - Twenty-eight residents showed up at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night to complain about flies from the former DeCoster egg farm on Plains Road.