|Farmers' lawsuit against Monsanto heads back to federal court|
Kennebec Journal - 11/23/2012. By Avery Yale Kamila – A lawsuit filed by a nationwide consortium of farmers against the chemical giant Monsanto concerning genetically modified seeds is headed for court again. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., will hear oral arguments in the case on Jan. 10 and is expected to rule within three months of the hearing.
|Organic Farmers Slam GMO-Friendly USDA Report|
Common Dreams - 11/21/2012. Organic farmers and allies have slammed a USDA committee report for kowtowing to the interests of genetically modified crop growers and the biotechnology industry.
|Thankful for family, thankful for potatoes|
WCSH6.com - 11/21/2012. By Jackie Ward – New Limerick: It's a brisk November day in New Limerick, but there are potatoes that need to be picked. Wind gusts are making the day a chilly one – conditions these harvesters are used to. "It's unique, it's different," Brian Doescher said. "It requires long hours this time of year. Don't expect to get a day off even if it rains, because then we have to put orders out."
|Maple Syrup, Moose, and the Impacts of Climate Change in the North|
Science Daily - 11/20/2012. In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources. And, according to a new BioScience paper just released by twenty-one scientists, without long-term studies at the local scale – we will be ill-prepared to predict and manage these effects.