Frank Morton, a Willamette Valley organic seed breeder shares his expert knowledge of how plant breeding techniques.
Part 6: The USDA rolled out its first proposal for national organic standards in late 1997 and within weeks the verdict was decisive: universal repudiation, to put it mildly.
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Round Up Ready Alfalfa case has drawn a mixture of reactions from the mainstream media, and from the Blogosphere.
January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change [...]
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.
In Seeds of Life, Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder shares his concerns over the contamination threat of GMO sugar beets in the Willamette Valley.
In an ongoing David versus Goliath legal battle, an Oregon organic seed breeder, has sued the USDA over GMO sugar beets.
This video from the political advocacy group Greenpeace, provides an overview of the contentious issues of biotechnology (genetic engineering) as it applies to food production. In some ways, biotechnology is the equivalent of the abortion rights issue of the agriculture world. Both sides of the debate hold entrenched views; those in opposition to its use [...]