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U.S. judge limits evidence in trial over Roundup cancer claims

January 3, 2019 – By Tina Bellon, Reuters – A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases.


How hormone-disrupting chemicals may harm our health

January 3, 2019 – Interview with Dr. Leonardo Tresande, author of “Sicker Fatter Poorer.” He cites pesticides as one source of endocrine disruptors and notes the importance of eating organic foods, avoiding canned foods, etc.


Growing an Orchard

January 2, 2019 – By Sarah Hinckley, Mt. Desert Islander – Johnny Appleseed carried a sack of seeds. Mike Mansolilli invests in rootstock with a similar goal in mind: to grow as many apple trees as possible.


The global food problem isn’t what you think

January 2, 2019 – By Gerald Nelson, The Washington Post – Providing food security to the nearly 10 billion people who will inhabit the globe by 2050 is one of the key issues of the 21st century. Given that reality, you might think the international community would at least be able to agree on how to define the problem.


Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal

January 1, 2019 – By Elizabeth Henderson - “For Sale” signs have replaced “Dairy of Distinction” on the last two dairy farms on the road I drive to town. The farm crisis of the 1980’s that never really went away has resurfaced with a vengeance. In 2013, aggregate farm earnings were half of what they were in 2012. Farm income has continued to decline ever since. The moment is ripe for the movement for a sustainable agriculture to address the root causes.