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

"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

"Appeals Court Rules Against California Growers Over Delta Smelt"

"As California faces a historic drought, a U.S. appeals court on Thursday sided with federal wildlife regulators who had recommended that the state reduce exports of water from north to south California in order to protect a finger-sized fish, the threatened Delta smelt."

Source: Reuters, 03/14/2014


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