|Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market|
National Public Radio - 11/25/2015. By Dan Charles, The Salt - Ever been caught telling different stories to different people? It's awkward. Dow AgroSciences, which sells seeds and pesticides to farmers, made contradictory claims to different parts of the U.S. government about its latest herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency just found out, and now wants to cancel Dow's legal right to sell the product.
|EPA Turnaround on Toxic Herbicide 'Huge Victory for Future of Food'|
Common Dreams - 11/25/2015. By Deirdre Fulton - Citing "new information" on the herbicide's environmental toxicity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it will revoke its controversial approval of Dow's Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals may be significantly more harmful than initially believed.
|Indoor urban farms called wasteful, 'pie in the sky'|
Cornell Chronicle Online - 11/24/2015. By Stacey Shackford - It seems a sensible solution to urban space constraints and a desire for increased local food production: transform abandoned warehouses into indoor farms, or construct purpose-built vertical food factories. But Louis Albright, an emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering who helped pioneer controlled-environment agriculture, warns that these "high in the sky" proposals intended to reduce food miles and rejuvenate communities may prove to be "pie in the sky" concepts with detrimental impacts on the environment.