Hy-Vee composting food waste at Nebraska stores : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

By Algis Laukaitis, Lincoln Journal Star | May 8, 2015 Hy-Vee plans to recycle thousands of pounds of food and other organic waste from its 25 stores in Nebraska.The grocery chain estimates the stores will divert 75 tons pounds of organic waste from landfills each month. Excess fruit, vegetables, baked goods, solid dairy products and floral clippings will be turned into compost, biogas and animal feed. Some Hy-Vee stores will sell the compost and others that sponsor community gardens will use it …

Genetically modified food in the UK and TTIP | openDemocracy

… GM crops being grown here and more GM foods being imported. Lobbying by vested-interest agribusiness is a major factor throughout. With TTIP, US agribusiness expects to get its GM products (human food, agricultural crops, animal feed and products from GM-fed animals) into the EU market. US/EU ‘regulatory harmonisation’ is core to TTIP. The fact that a reported 70% of US supermarket processed food contains GM is an indication of what harmonisation with the US on GM will bring. EU citizens’ …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… security” and have instead increased the use of toxic herbicides and led to herbicide-resistant “superweeds”. Over the last 20 years, yields of both GE corn and soy have been no different from traditionally bred corn and soy grown in Europe, where genetically engineered crops are banned, she found. Corn and soybeans account for roughly 80 percent of the global land area devoted to growing GE crops, and both are overwhelmingly used for animal feed and biofuels, not for food. This is …

Vietnam approves commercial crops of GMO corn to cut imports | Business | Thanh Nien Daily

… be supplied to regions with European corn borers, NK66 GT for places with strong weeds and the other for farms susceptible to both the borers and weeds. Pham Dong Quang, director of the Department of Crop Production, said the three varieties can resist pest and herbicide as well as produce higher yields. “GM corn will be used for animal feed only and thus, it does not require special labeling,” he said. Earlier, the agriculture ministry has approved result of tests for impacts to the …