|Opposition crops up to GMO foods in Hawaii|
Aljazeera - 2/16/2013. By Jon Letman - Two bills seeking to regulate, limit or ban the sale and import of genetically engineered foods have been approved by committees of the Hawaiian legislature.
|Winthrop legislator proposes edible plants requirement for Capitol Park|
Kennebec Journal - 2/16/2013. By Susan M. Cover - Augusta: When Rep. Craig Hickman stands on the third-floor balcony at the State House and looks out at Capitol Park, he sees potential. More specifically, he sees the potential to grow blueberries, sage, oregano, sweet potatoes, okra and collard greens.
|India's rice revolution|
The Guardian [UK] - 2/16/2013. By John Vidal - Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year. There had been good rains in his village of Darveshpura in north-east India and he knew he could improve on the four or five tonnes per hectare that he usually managed. But he was shocked to find that he had grown an astonishing 22.4 tonnes of rice on one hectare of land.
|Maine farmers, labor leaders to draw attention to plight of dairy farmers|
Bangor Daily News - 2/16/2013. By Alex Barber - Brewer: A group of farmers and labor leaders gathered on Saturday to discuss the plight of dairy farmers and conditions of workers in Maine and around the country. Brewer-based Food AND Medicine, a nonprofit group focusing on workers rights, access to local food and medicine, hosted the event.