|Companies Pursuing Non-GMO Products For Competitive Edge, Experts Say|
International Business Times - 9/26/2014. By Connor Adams Sheets - Genetically modified organisms are either going to solve world hunger or kill off the human race, depending on who you ask. The words “Monsanto” or “GMO” engender strong reactions in people around the globe, as governments, scientists, advocates and consumers are finding themselves adopting strong stances either for or against the new technology.
|Tuber Time: Potato Harvest Underway in Northern Maine|
WABI-TV - 9/26/2014. By Erica Stapleton - Aroostook County is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest. TV5 visited a farm to see how operations are running. Schools are on break and there are potatoes to dig up on Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater. “I believe that kids learn more in the 3 weeks of the potato harvest than in any three weeks they’ve got in a school year,” says farmer Jim Gerritsen. “There’s a lot if good lessons in the potato field.”
|New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a ‘Crisis Situation’|
Wired - 9/25/2014. By Brandon Keim - Superweeds now infest an estimated 70 million acres of U.S. farmland, causing roughly $1 billion in damage. The problem is growing fast, and farmers have scrambled for solutions. Dow and other large agrotech companies, including Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta, have responded by engineering plants to withstand combinations of herbicides rather than glyphosate alone.