|Pests worm their way into genetically modified maize|
Nature - 3/18/2014. By Brian Owens - Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn.
|Cold weather shoppers flock to Orono Farmers Market|
Bangor Daily News - 3/18/2014. By Danielle Walczak - Out of the trunk of her Subaru, a Vietnamese woman sells egg rolls and noodles. Steam from the warm food condensates in the plastic containers. It’s February, it’s cold, but it’s sunny enough to keep producers and customers coming.
|Maine Health Advocates Take Aim at 'Phthalates'|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/18/2014. By Patty B.Wight - A group called "The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine" says Mainers' bodies are polluted with phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals. A report released today says a recent biomonitoring study of 25 Maine people found phthalates in every participant. Now, the Alliance wants the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to designate phthalates as a priority chemical and require manufacturers to disclose their use - something the Alliance contends is long overdue. Patty Wight reports.