Grapevine Pruning Workshop Saturday Feb. 3, 2018

VCNB says NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service specialist Gill Giese will be discussing “when, how and why to use cane versus spur pruning,” which is better in our climate, timing to mitigate spring frost damage, and impact of pruning on yield.  This free workshop is at Jaramillo Vineyard 300 Cam Nopales, Belen from 8:30 noon.  Sign up at or 865-7340.

Links to articles about GMOs

1.  Opposition to GMOs Is Neither Unscientific Nor Immoral (8 Jan. 2018)

This author shows the difference between organic and large-scale chemical agriculture and how hard it is to compare them. It doesn’t consider the harm from herbicides.

2.  GMO Myths and Truths (2014)

The subtitle of this long article is “An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods.”

3.  The Future of Food (11 Oct. 2017)

This issue of The Nation is guest-edited by Anna Lappé, founder of the Small Planet Institute and director of Real Food Media. She’s the daughter of Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet.