|Merrigan leaves local, organic legacy|
The Packer - 3/22/2013. By Tom Karst - Kathleen Merrigan has been an influential advocate for organic agriculture and local food at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and industry leaders say her pending departure as deputy secretary creates questions about who will step into that leadership role.
|Hypospadias not related to organic diet during pregnancy|
MedicalXpress - 3/21/2013. Although no obvious relationship between organic diet during pregnancy and hypospadias has been found, frequent consumption of non-organic high-fat dairy products during pregnancy might be associated with increased odds of hypospadias, according to research published in the March issue of Urology.
|U.S. Senate Approves Spending Bill with Pro-GMO Rider|
The Cornucopia Institute - 3/21/2013. Sustainable Food News - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a six-month continuing resolution budget bill that included a rider that would allow the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegal.