|Brussels biotech lobby's last push for 'GM 2.0' technologies to escape regulation|
The Ecologist - 2/2/2016. By Nina Holland - Biotech corporations have invested billions in a range of new 'GM 2.0' technologies designed to redesign the world's germplasm and create new generations of super-GMOs, writes Nina Holland. And powerful investors have no intention of letting tedious EU regulations get in the way of the profits they are now poised to reap – no matter what the laws actually say.
|Going Back to the Future: Is Biodynamic Agriculture the “Newest” Trend in Organic?|
The Cornucopia Institute - 2/1/2016. By Elizabeth Candelario, Demeter - In the early 1920’s a growing group of European farmers were increasingly concerned about what they were witnessing on their farms. Seeking the causes behind their observations, the farmers approached Dr. Rudolf Steiner – a well-known scientist and social advocate, who is now best known as the founder of Waldorf education – for guidance.
|Study looks at long-term impact of farming|
Gizmag - 2/1/2016. By Antonio Pasolini - Human use of land for crops and herds has completely altered the world's landscapes. A new field of research called experimental socio-ecology looks to the past to predict the consequences of this type of human activity in the future. Researchers at Arizona State University have spent the last 10 years studying the effects that small-scale farmers have had on land in the Mediterranean, and now they have released a report with the findings of the project.