|Vandana Shiva: 'Seeds must be in the hands of farmers'|
The Guardian [UK] - 2/25/2013. By Mark Tran - Vandana Shiva, the Indian founder of Navdanya, which campaigns for biodiversity and against corporate control of food and seeds, says Africa is the battleground for two very different approaches to agriculture.
|Bill pulls sustainability, legality of seaweed harvesting into spotlight|
Bangor Daily News - 2/25/2013. By Tom Walsh - Proposed legislation that would explore statewide regulation of the commercial harvesting of seaweed along Maine’s 3,000 miles of craggy coastline has re-energized years of debate over whether cutting rockweed and other species of seaweed should be allowed at all.
|With fewer U.S. cows, feedlots, meatpackers closing|
Portland Press Herald - 2/25/2013. By Roxana Hegeman, AP - Wichita, Kan.: Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
|As fishermen face drastic cuts in cod limits, NOAA eases monkfish restrictions|
Bangor Daily News - 2/25/2013. By Richard Gaines - NOAA Fisheries has announced proposed measures that would loosen controls in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank on monkfish, which is seen as a lucrative alternative to groundfish and often is caught by Gloucester groundfishermen and other New England groundfishermen.