Agriculture

Judge Urges FDA To Rethink on Antibiotics in Animal Feed

"A federal judge asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine its decision to reject citizen calls to restrict the use of antibiotics in animal feed, court filings showed. The latest ruling is the second such setback for the FDA over concerns that overuse of antibiotics in animal feed is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'."

Source: Reuters, 06/06/2012

Sand Dropped by Missouri R. Leaves Iowa, Nebraska Farms a Wasteland

"Mason Hansen guns his pickup and cranks the steering wheel to spin through sand up to 4 feet high, but this is no day at the beach. Hanson once grew corn and soybeans in the sandy wasteland in western Iowa, and his frustration is clear. Despite months spent hauling away tons of sand dropped when the flooded Missouri River engulfed his farm last summer, parts of the property still look like a desert."

Source: AP, 06/05/2012

"France To Ban A Syngenta Pesticide To Protect Bees"

"France said it plans to ban a pesticide made by Swiss agro-chemical group Syngenta that is widely used to treat rapeseed crops after scientists suggested it could pose danger to bees."

"A sharp decline in bee populations across the world in recent years, partly due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, has prompted criticism of pesticide use, although research has yet to show clearly the causes of falling bee numbers.

Source: Reuters, 06/04/2012
September 30, 2012 to October 5, 2012

EcoSummit 2012 - Ecological Sustainability

EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems.

June 1, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Translating Science/Telling Stories: "Agriculture, Water Quality & Changing the Climate Conversation"

U.S. journalists and scientists: Apply by June 1st for an expenses-paid fellowship to participate in this July 9-10, 2012 workshop at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI, co-sponsored by SEJ and MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. You'll get out in the field to hear about climate change and Great Lakes agriculture impacts, board boats to talk about the threat to inland waters and discuss with colleagues new ways of connecting with your intended audience.

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