|Is Chipotle’s Anti-GMO Campaign Scaring Up Customers?|
BusinessWeek - 1/30/2014. By Kyle Stock - Chipotle Mexican Grill has been spending more on avocados, meat, and cheese as it weans itself off genetically modified fare. But in spite of those costs – and possibly because of them – its line of customers just keeps getting longer.
|Maine bill would create local 'food hubs' for small farmers|
Sun Journal - 1/30/2014. AP - More Maine students would eat locally grown food for lunch under a bill designed to support the expansion of "food hubs," where small-scale farmers can store, cut or clean their products and more easily distribute them to larger markets.
|Controversial scientist claims pesticide toxicity 'proof'|
Phys.org - 1/30/2014. Gilles-Eric Seralini and coworkers found that eight of nine pesticides tested (three insecticides, three fungicides and three herbicides, including Roundup) were two to 1,000 times more toxic to human cells than their active ingredients alone.
|New Resource on GE Contamination Avoidance Now Available|
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 1/30/2014. OSGATA has launched a new book, Protecting Organic Seed Integrity, defining best practices for avoiding genetically engineered (GE) contamination in organic seed. OSGATA is providing copies of the book to organic farmers without cost.