Posts Tagged ‘monsanto’

From USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: A Failure to Communicate

From USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: A Failure to Communicate

Four years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, some Americans are losing confidence that the conventional wisdom at our disposal, whether liberal or conservative, is capable of restoring the financial security and opportunity we once enjoyed.

Farmers v. Monsanto: An Army of Davids Take On Goliath

Farmers v. Monsanto: An Army of Davids Take On Goliath

The future world’s food supplies may well be decided in America’s courts.

Scientist Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack NOT a Fraud

Scientist Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack NOT a Fraud

Update: 2-25-2011 According to Reuters, Dr. Don Huber’s letter to Secretary Vilsack [existence of letter] confirmed by R. Andre Bell, USDA spokesperson, and is currently under review.

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

February 24, 2011. “For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high […]

Seeds of Life: Consolidation in the Seed Industry (video)

Seeds of Life: Consolidation in the Seed Industry (video)

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 […]