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Natural History Survey of the Ornamental Grass Miscanthus sinensis in the Introduced Range
- Ryan F. Dougherty, Lauren D. Quinn, A. Endres, T. Voigt, J. Barney
- Environmental ScienceInvasive Plant Science and Management
- 1 March 2014
M. sinensis can tolerate a broad range of climatic conditions, light availability, and nutrient availability in the eastern United States, suggesting risk of further invasion beyond its current distribution in the United States.
Why not harvest existing invaders for bioethanol?
An idealistic vision for the role of invasive biomass in the bioenergy industry is concluded with a number of major economic, logistic, and legal barriers currently prevent adoption of this plan.
Frayed Seams in the 'Patchwork Quilt' of American Federalism: An Empirical Analysis of Invasive Plant Species Regulation
Increased demand for biomass feedstocks to meet renewable energy mandates will require development of newer, bigger and better plant resources. Ideal biomass traits – fast growth and ability to…
Navigating the “Noxious” and “Invasive” Regulatory Landscape: Suggestions for Improved Regulation
In the United States, only species listed on state or federal noxious weed lists are regulated. According to our analysis, these regulatory lists poorly represent invasive plants in unmanaged (i.e.,…
Small Producers, Big Hurdles: Barriers Facing Producers of 'Local Foods'
The Jeffersonian idea of the family farmer is on the brink of extinction. Government incentives and consumer demand has transformed the nation’s vibrant, small scale, localized food production system…
Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union
To be successful, laws that regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must help society decide rationally when to pause and when to proceed in adopting new biotechnological developments. In the…
An Awkward Adolescence in the Organics Industry: Coming to Terms with Big Organic and Other Legal Challenges for the Industry’s Next Ten Years
- A. Endres
- Computer Science
This chapter discusses standards development from the 1970s through 2000, the divide between “Big Organic” and “Organic as Religion”, and the impact of the Wal-Mart Effect on Organics.
United States Food Law Update: Health Care Reform, Preemption, Labeling Claims and Unpaid Interns: The Latest Battles in Food Law
This edition of the Food Law Update explores four legal issues arising in the first half of 2010 reflective of the diverse nature of the food law specialist and an increasingly important legal issue common in the local foods/small scale production content the use of unpaid "interns" as labor and potential changes in regulatory oversight.
Integrating stakeholder roles in food production, marketing, and safety systems: An evolving multi-jurisdictional approach
I. Developing a Safe Food Production System: A Patchwork Quilt 39 II. Leafy Greens: Nutrient-Dense Foods with Potentially Deadly Consequences 46 A. Leafy Greens—A Blossoming Market 46 B. Food Safety…
Homeland security planning: what victory gardens and Fidel Castro can teach us in preparing for food crises in the United States.
The article first examines laws, regulations and policies put in place during World War II that employed regional and local food networks to satisfy a significant amount of civilian food supply needs and looks at more recent Cuban efforts to achieve forced food self-reliance when Soviet subsidies and preferential trading of energy and food supplies ceased almost overnight.