|Monsanto’s Code of Silence|
Counter Punch - 8/19/2015. By Colin Todhunter - In his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. Not long after the book’s release, he wrote an open letter to the Royal Society in Britain calling on it to acknowledge and correct the misleading and exaggerated statements that it has used to actively promote GMOs and in effect convey false impressions and the other to Monsanto.
|Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease|
Science Daily - 8/19/2015. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology - An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have faced widespread colony losses over the past decade, largely due to the spread of a predatory mite called Varroa destructor. But the bees might not be in as dire a state as it seems, according to research.
|Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 8/19/2015. By Zoe Sullivan - Across the U.S., small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. Even for organic farmers, who can justify higher prices, making a profit is tough.
|Maine Farm Bureau names new executive director|
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2015. By David Bright - Alicyn N. Ryan, holder of a Doctor of Plant Medicine degree from the University of Florida, has been named executive director of Maine Farm Bureau. She succeeds long-time Maine Farm Bureau Executive Secretary Jon Olson, who retired at the end of June.