|David Suzuki Video: Words of Caution on GMOs - and Blunt Words for Monsanto|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/17/2013. Prominent Canadian geneticist David Suzuki outlines the lack of any conclusive research proving GMOs are safe for human consumption and makes the argument that we should be able to choose in the marketplace (labeling). And he “speaks truth to power” in his messaging to the Monsanto.
|Genetic Diversity Key to Survival of Honey Bee Colonies|
Science Daily - 6/17/2013. A new study from North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that genetic diversity is key to survival in honey bee colonies - a colony is less likely to survive if its queen has had a limited number of mates.
|New Jersey Advances Legislation to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods|
Food & Water Watch - 6/17/2013. By Jim Walsh - Trenton: Today, New Jersey legislators voted in favor of legislation that will require labels on genetically engineered food. We are encouraged that our State Assembly has prioritized this cause, giving consumers a choice about whether or not they want to buy foods that contain genetically engineered materials. People are demanding information so they can make an informed decision about what foods they will feed their families.
|Efforts to reduce risks to kids run into a powerful foe|
Portland Press Herald - 6/17/2013. By Colin Woodard - Overseen by a former chemical industry lobbyist, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection resists regulations on substances that may be harmful to children and fetuses.