Willamette Valley organic seed breeder, Frank Morton, explains the benefits of open pollination in plant breeding.
March 16, 2010. Despite the successful outcome in September 2009 of a Federal lawsuit brought by The Center For Food Safety, Earth Justice, and other environmental groups against the USDA to require an environmental statement before allowing GM sugar beets to be grown, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White ruled yesterday to allow the 2009 […]
March 16, 2010 Once again rural America stands on the Edge of Hope. Ankeny, Iowa. There are moments in a nation’s history that define it. For America’s remaining 2 million farmers (less than 1% of the population) and the than 300 million eaters, the recent joint Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture workshop […]
For about 10,000 years, farmers have reused their seeds. Frank Morton traces the big changes in recent years.
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.