Monsanto’s Adventures in Court

January 18, 2010 Battle ahead: the two largest seed companies, Monsanto and DuPont, have gone to court over their seeds. Apparently DuPont created a new line of genetically modified seed by adding one of their genes to an existing genetically engineered Roundup Ready seed, which was created by Monsanto. DuPont “is challenging Monsanto’s licensing agreement […]

Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

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 […]

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 […]