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In Montclair: 'Let Me Decide' food forum discusses dangers

Monsanto to face biopiracy charges in India: Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

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GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the USA
"Major crops genetically modified for just two traits - herbicide tolerance and insect resistance – are ravaged by super weeds and secondary pests in the heartland of GMOs as farmers fight a losing battle with more of the same; a fundamental shift to organic farming practices may be the only salvation" -- Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.

Boring conference food: our culinary future?, at Grist

What's Hot in 2010? Sustainability, Local Sourcing and Nutrition Are Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2010, from the National Restaurant Association

Montclair Musicians Share the Music at Bioneers by the Bay, in The Jersey Tomato Press

USDA Releases Report Summarizing Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Ecosystems, at USDA

DEVELOPMENT REPORT NO 21: Food Policy Councils: Lessons Learned, from Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy

Hard Hit Community Learns to Grow Food, at Mother Earth News

No Sure Fix: Prospects for Reducing Nitrogen Fertilizer Pollution through Genetic Engineering, from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Cancer From the Kitchen? in The New York Times

Grow $700 of Food in 100 Square Feet, in Mother Earth News

Other Edible Gardens Offer an Abundance of Good Eating, in The Home News Tribune

Urban Farms Renew Communities, from The Boggs Blog

Health on the Hospital Menu: by Any Martin in The Wall Street Journal
Forget bland and fattening; organic and nutritious are new food service staples.

Breadline USA: Why People Are Going Hungry in the Land of Plenty
By Sasha Abramsky, PoliPoint Press
America's poor are being priced out of a market flush with excess eatables. It's an abomination we can fix.