Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Tigers Forever

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"Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat"

By Steve Winter, with Sharon Guynup
National Geographic, $40

Reviewer: TOM HENRY

If you don’t hate wildlife poachers by the end of this book, you never will.

Yes, photographer Steve Winter captures the sheer awe, beauty and power of one of Earth’s most majestic creatures in “Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.” That’s an understatement.

"Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It"

"One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn."

Source: Wired, 03/19/2014

For Advocates of GMO Food Labels, Battle Is in States, And Wins Elusive

"MANCHESTER, N.H. — In this small state with a very big legislature, the top official at the association for grocery stores knew he had a lot of people to convince about an important food-labeling bill. But he also had a lot of members on his side."

Source: McClatchy, 03/17/2014

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