|IFOAM Organics International Supports 'The Letter from America'|
IFOAM - 2/23/2015. 'IFOAM – Organics International' is supporting 'The Letter from America', an open letter from 57 million Americans to the citizens, politicians, and regulators of the UK and the rest of the European Union, highlighting the hazards of genetically modified crops and calling on them not to follow the US example when it comes to GMOs.
|Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu|
Inter Press Service - 2/23/2015. By Valentina Gasbarri - Rome: The second Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum, held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) from Feb. 12-13 in Rome, discussed solutions that combine the need to ensure food security and a balanced diet for all with the knowledge of indigenous peoples’ food systems and livelihoods as a contribution to sustainable development.
|General Mills To Remove Antioxidant BHT From Its Cereals|
Chemical & Engineering News - 2/23/2015. By Melody M. Bomgardner - In the wake of a campaign by the controversial blogger Vani Hari, who goes by the name Food Babe, General Mills says it is removing the antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) from its cereals.
|Changes to Canadian Aquaculture Rules Raises Pesticide Concerns|
Beyond Pesticides - 2/20/2015. A broad-based coalition is urging Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put a stop to proposed changes to federal aquaculture regulations, citing damage to the environment and existing businesses. The proposed amendments to the federal Fisheries Act would exempt the aquaculture industry from provisions that “prohibit the release of deleterious substances into water frequented by fish.”