|The case for organic food|
Los Angeles Times - 9/5/2012. Editorial – Perhaps the most valuable thing about the study of available research undertaken by Stanford's Center for Health Policy is that it points up how little is yet known about the benefits of organics and the harms done by widespread pesticide use.
|How extreme weather supersizes global food price tags|
Grist - 9/5/2012. By James West – A new Oxfam report, “Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices,” hopes to close the understanding gap between climate change and global food prices, arguing that previous research grossly underestimates future food prices by ignoring the impact of severe weather shocks to the global food system.
|Food-fight fallout may drift over Maine|
Portland Press Herald - 9/5/2012. By Avery Yale Kamila – A multimillion-dollar referendum food fight is heating up in California, where citizens have secured a ballot question asking voters if they want foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled. Should the citizens' initiative succeed at the ballot box, experts say the impact will be felt across the nation, including here in Maine.
|Weeds that like a sip of Roundup now and then|
The Contrary Farmer - 9/5/2012. By Gene Logsdon – First the glorious days of advanced farming brought us corn stalks that eat tractor tires. Now there’s a weed that likes to drink weed killers, especially Roundup. Recently Palmer amaranth “completely overran” most of the soybean test plots at Bayer CropScience’s test plots in Illinois, in the words of DTN/Progressive Farmer editor, Pam Smith, despite having an arsenal of herbicides thrown at it.