For almost all of agriculture existence, farmers were largely the stewards of the land and the crops that they grew.
Frank Morton, a Willamette Valley organic seed breeder shares his expert knowledge of how plant breeding techniques.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
January 9, 2010 As consumers become educated – learning where their food comes from and how it is grown or produced – more concur to stay away from genetically modified food. “…53% of Americans [who] say they would avoid GMOs if labeled.” Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology, adds his thoughts on the [...]
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.
In an ongoing David versus Goliath legal battle, an Oregon organic seed breeder, has sued the USDA over GMO sugar beets.