Prairie bird populations are falling in many Midwestern states, from ring-necked pheasants to horned larks to sparrows. Scientists now say insecticides are a primary culprit. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/first-bees-now-birds #birds #savethebees #humanhealth #food The Cornucopia Institute
Mother Earth News Magazine recognizes The Cornucopia Institute in their piece: "10 Environmental Nonprofit Organizations That Are Changing the World." Read more: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/10-environmental-nonprofit-organizations-changing-world
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. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/03/voracious-worm-evolves-eat-biotech-corn-engineered-kill The Cornucopia Institute #GMCorn #Corn #maize #GMOs #farming #food *Note this image is not an accurate depiction of the root worm or the GMO corn.
As nitrates seep into aquifers in California’s Salinas Valley, local scientists are working to improve water quality. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/12/kale-hearty-salad-bowl-america-turns-toxic #kale #salads #food #foodsafety The Cornucopia Institute