A 21st Century Social Contract Between Agriculture & the Public

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 […]

A young swiss chard plant; Beta Vulgaris species

Seeds of Life: Beta Vulgaris

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.

Genetically Engineered Crops For Agriculture

Genetic Engineering: Road to Paradise or Paradise Lost?

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 […]