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Alan Kapuler: Open Pollinated Public Domain Plant Breeder (video)

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 […]

Frank Morton Seeds of Life Consolidation in the Seed Industry

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 […]

California Judge Allows 2010 Genetically Engineered Beet Harvest

California Judge Allows 2010 Genetically Engineered Beet Harvest

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 […]