In this video, molecular biologist and organic public domain plant breeder, Alan Kapuler shares his personal views on GMOs.
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.
In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Delegation of the Commission removed their opposition to allow GM labeling as a right of nations to pursue.
Dr. Don M. Huber who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society in an email to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, issues an urgent warning for the agency to delay the deregulation of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
Willamette Valley organic seed breeder, Frank Morton, explains the benefits of open pollination in plant breeding.
This post is under construction. A new video player will be added shortly. : Excerpts of talks from this event in 2010 The Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking For Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute annual conference, a two day event for the media to promote learning and discussion around the many issues that impact food and sustainability […]
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 […]
For about 10,000 years, farmers have reused their seeds. Frank Morton traces the big changes in recent years.
Part 6: The USDA rolled out its first proposal for national organic standards in late 1997 and within weeks the verdict was decisive: universal repudiation, to put it mildly.
January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change […]