|Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think|
Mother Jones - 4/23/2014. By Tom Philpott - Soybeans are the second-largest US crop after corn, covering about a quarter of American farmland. We grow more soybeans than any other country except Brazil. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 90 percent of the soybeans churned out on US farms each year are genetically engineered to withstand herbicides, nearly all of them involving one called Roundup. Organic production, by contrast, is marginal – it accounts for less than 1 percent of total American acreage devoted to soy.
|Maine Windjammer Cruises Offers New Farm-to-Galley Cruises|
Bangor Daily News - 4/23/2014. Visits to coastal farmers markets, a private tour of a sustainable island farm, and meals prepared from locally sourced foods will highlight three farm-to-galley cruises being offered by Maine Windjammer Cruises this summer.
|Potential for human superbugs in cow dung|
AFP - 4/23/2014. A US study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilise vegetable crops, and contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.