|EU to examine national opt-outs for GM crop growing|
Common Dreams - 6/21/2009.By Jeremy Smith – BRUSSELS - Eleven European Union countries will call next week for the right to opt-outs for growing genetically modified (GM) crops, to cut through complex EU decision-making and end years of stalemate on biotech policy.
|Lettuce From the Garden, With Worms|
The New York Times - 6/20/2009.Op-Ed by Nicholas D. Kristoff – Growing up on a farm near Yamhill, Ore., I quickly learned to appreciate the difference between fresh, home-grown foods and the commercial versions in the supermarket.
|Taking down the corporate food system is simple|
Alternet - 6/20/2009.By Joel Salatin – Perhaps the most empowering concept in any paradigm-challenging movement is simply opting out. The opt-out strategy can humble the mightiest forces because it declares to one and all, "You do not control me."
|US and Canada agree on organic equivalency|
Organic Consumers - 6/20/2009.By Caroline Scott-Thomas – The US and Canada have come to an agreement on organic equivalency standards, expanding organic trade opportunities, US Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced on Wednesday. The new rules mean that both the USDA Organic seal and the Canada Organic Biologique logo – which is due to be introduced on June 30 – may be used on certified products in either country.