|Outrage over US secret approval of GM trees|
GM Watch - 1/30/2015. Groups from around the world today joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment, and without regard to overwhelming public opposition to GE trees.
|On the East End of Long Island, Embracing Local Wheat|
The New York Times - 1/30/2015. By Emily J. Weitz - Wines have their Tuscan countryside; cheeses, their hillside caves in southern France. So wouldn’t it make sense that bread, too, might hold a connection to the place where the wheat is grown and the dough kneaded? That’s the goal in Amagansett, where farmers and bakers work the bounty of the land, encouraged by the idea of terroir: that the soil and the elements combine to create a distinct flavor bound to place.
|Denmark launches 'most ambitious' organic plan|
The Local (Denmark) - 1/30/2015. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is behind a new strategy to double organic farming and serve more organic food in the nation's public institutions.
Sustainable Food Trust - 1/30/2015. By Vanessa Kimbell - Bread has always been at the heart of human history – we’ve been baking it for the best part of 10,000 years. But over the past decade there has been an explosion of people reporting problems with eating it. How could wheat, a staple food that has sustained humanity for so long, have suddenly become a threat to our health?