Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.
Brief summary: from the New York Times, July 30, 2010— Even before the recent BP oil spill disaster, the Gulf of Mexico has been America’s dumping grounds for decades dating back to the 1930’s. In part, the dumping of old weapons ordinances, yearly oil spills from nearby land seepage, and refinery operations, along with agricultural […]
Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder from Philomath, Oregon, explains the current structure of the global commercial seed industry, as part of our ongoing series, Seeds of Life. (see related: Animated Charts Showing the Seed Industry Structure from Phil Howard, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University.) On the surface, understanding the organizational structure of the seed […]
Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society.
January 13, 2010 In a report (A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health) published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, “researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.” Monsanto refuted the study, in Monsanto Response: de Vendomois et al. 2009, and […]