|Here’s why privatizing food inspection might not be the greatest idea|
Grist - 10/21/2013. By John Upton - The U.S. government has been getting out of the food-inspection game in recent decades, replaced by a for-profit inspection industry that’s rife with conflicts of interest. The risks of that arrangement became evident with America’s deadliest food-borne disease outbreak in almost a century.
|Los Angeles Proposes Banning GMOs|
Huffington Post - 10/21/2013. By Kathleen Miles - Los Angeles is considering banning the cultivation and sale of genetically modified organisms. If it does, the second-largest U.S. city would become the country's largest GMO-free zone.