|A Budget That Tightens Belts by Emptying Stomachs|
In These Times - 5/22/2013. By Michelle Chen - A time-honored tactic of conservative lawmakers is to "starve the beast" by defunding government programs. In the case of food stamps - the quintessential whipping boy for budget hawks - they’re going a step further by trying to starve actual people.
|Illegal GM cotton spreads across India|
Down to Earth - 5/22/2013. By Latha Jishnu - In the sweltering cotton fields of northern and western India, a special cotton seed that is tolerant to herbicides is spreading fast, making a mockery of the country’s ability to regulate the use of genetically modified (GM) technology. The seeds, according to reports from Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra, are those of biotech giant Monsanto which have been genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate, the active ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. India has yet to approve herbicide-tolerant seeds. This is a replay of how GM technology took root in the country 12 years ago.
|Bee Losses Paper - lost but now found|
GM-Free Cymru - 5/22/2013. As the debate over bee deaths and pesticides becomes more and more acrimonious, something strange is going on in the august world of scientific journal publishing.
|Censoring Our Food|
Other Words - 5/22/2013. By Jill Richardson - Standing outside a slaughterhouse in Draper City, Utah, Amy Meyer was horrified by what she saw. Cows struggled to stay out of the plant and employees hauled one cow that appeared sick or injured in a tractor. While standing on public property, Meyer pulled out her cell phone to document the scene. And … she got arrested.