|Organic Valley Sends Young Farmers on International Exchange|
PR Newswire - 7/11/2017. Organic Valley, America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation's leading organic brands, today announced it will send a group of young organic farmers to the U.K. to connect with fellow organic farmers and share best practices in organic farming to address the broken food system. From July 22 to 29, The Gen-O™ Exchange will visit farms, share ideas and experience plenty of cultural interaction with organic farmers their own age.
|Flacking for GMOs: How the Biotech Industry Cultivates Positive Media—and Discourages Criticism|
The Progressive - 7/11/2017. By Paul D. Thacker - In April 2016, Monica Eng of WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR station, published a critical story revealing that the agrichemical giant Monsanto had quietly paid a professor at the University of Illinois to travel, write, and speak about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and even to lobby federal officials to halt further GMO regulation. In a grueling, year-long reporting project, Eng uncovered documents proving that Monsanto made the payments to University of Illinois professor Bruce Chassy, and that he advised Monsanto to deposit money in the university’s foundation, where records are shielded from public disclosure.
|UNH Researchers Extend N.H. Growing Season for Strawberries|
University of New Hampshire - 7/10/2017. Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to benefit both growers and consumers.