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Reading list: 31 March 11

Date Published: 31/03/2011

Here’s something we haven’t done for a while – our roundup of a some links to news and articles that caught our eye and which we consider worth a bit of your time. If you have any other useful content you think our audience would appreciate, please do add the links in the comments below…

Coalition advisor orders review of ‘safe’ pesticides – From The Independent, taking a look at whether neonicotinoids, widely used around the world in pesticides, are killing off bees and whether they should have been approved in the first place.

Family farmers pre-emptively sue Monsanto over GM contamination – From the Family Farm Defenders website. Small farmers and others involved in sustainable food have launched an action in New York in a bid to prevent Monsanto from suing them if GM seed drift contaminates their land. This has happened many times and they want to change the playing field to a fair one.

Study demonstrates carbon reductions through animal feed РThis is perhaps not entirely new, but evidence is growing that animal emissions can be cut by altering their diet. One to watch. This piece from edie.net.