|Protecting Organic Seed Integrity|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/27/2014. By Pamela Coleman, PhD - Organic seed should be free of genetically engineered (GE) DNA, because organic regulations prohibit genetic engineering. Unfortunately, organic crops are threatened by inadvertent contamination from GE crops. In response to the threat, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) published a workbook, Protecting Organic Seed Integrity: The Organic Farmer’s Handbook to GE Avoidance and Testing.
|Fight for your right (to know what's in your food)|
Boulder Weekly - 6/26/2014. By Caitlin Rockett - Larry Cooper describes he and his wife Tryna simply as “concerned citizens” – proud grandparents seven times over, owners of a meeting and event company. Their concern over the safety of American food became so great, however, that the couple placed themselves at the helm of a citizen-led movement in Colorado to require labeling products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
|As fish farms proliferate, diseases do too|
Harvard School of Public Health - 6/26/2014. Aquaculture has become a booming industry in Chile, with salmon and other fish farmed in floating enclosures along the South Pacific coast. But as farmers densely pack these pens to meet demand, diseases can easily pass between fish. And unsustainable aquaculture methods can have a wider impact, spreading disease to the world’s already vulnerable ocean fisheries and contaminating the environment.