Alan Kapuler, and his love of the garden, and what it truly represents to him.
This is the third of an ongoing series with Dr. Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds, and former co-founder and research director for Seeds of Change. He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon where he continues his research projects, and maintains his remarkable organic seed catalog. We live in a hyper-competitive era where often the model [...]
Alan Kapuler is well-educated in a formal academic sense, and also from a lifetime of work planting, breeding, and cataloging his vast collection of open pollinated seeds.
Lisa H. Weasel is a molecular biologist, an associate professor of biology at Portland State University, and the author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food. This 5-part interview was conducted in February of 2010, and predates last month’s decision by the USDA to deregulate the production of roundup ready alfalfa; the [...]
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 [...]
Willamette Valley organic seed breeder, Frank Morton, explains the benefits of open pollination in plant breeding.
For almost all of agriculture existence, farmers were largely the stewards of the land and the crops that they grew.