I am the last of my kind. We have been systematically overtaken by hostile genetically engineered forces and/or eradicated by toxic poisons that kill everything but the invading army, and we didn’t stand a chance.
The U.S. Congress is right now moving forward with the passage of the 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill
China's population of 1.3 billion people ranks as the largest on the planet, continuing to grow steadily, well ahead of India and the U.S.
How agriculture subsidies waste money, distort the economy, and steal from the poor to give to the rich.
There truly is no rest for the wicked, and Monsanto is at war once again against health conscious consumers ....
The scientists describe development of a synthetic genetic system that produces vigorous adult males with lethal information encoded in their sex-determination genes.
SRI for rice involves starting with fewer, more widely spaced plants; using less water; actively aerating the soil; and applying lots of organic fertilizer. According to Uphoff’s SRI Institute website [PDF], the farmers who use synthetic fertilizer w
In a huge victory for the alternative media and grassroots activism, Whole Foods announced on Friday that it would require GMO labels on all products by 2018.This announcement deals a significant blow to Monsanto, DuPont and all the GMO pushers ....
While the delightful keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Keyworth, gave her talk I got a moment to step out from behind our booth and take a little video. This shows the amazing turnout for an event hosted in a town of less than 350 people.
They found that seemingly stable grassland plots collapsed in one growing season and were subsequently invaded by trees. More diverse sites resisted woody plant invasion. Diversity also affected fire itself. More diverse areas had less persistent
The world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers that we depend on to irrigate our crops ........
Taking this individual example and applying it thousands of times gives us a desert eating enterprise that easily self renews as exhaled moisture returns at night as rain. The rapid return of fungi is impressive. The mulch cover also shelters the
Wild insects are better at pollinating crops than captive honeybees trucked into fields by humans, new research suggests.
As a Midwesterner who comes from a family just one generation removed from the farm (both of my parents grew up on family farms that have since been lost), some of the heartland pandering in the video worked on me. At the same time, the main feeling
"Our simple hypothesis was that an increase in the size of the inflorescence meristem - the stem-cell reservoir that gives rise to flowers and ultimately, after pollination, seeds - will provide more physical space for the development of the structu
I heard parts of this while driving around yesterday on WBUR, the NPR station based at Boston University.
It’s been a good week if you enjoy a little GMO schadenfreude. The FDA has reportedly bowed to public pressure to extend the comment period on its approval of genetically engineered salmon, and Illinois, Maryland, and Iowa are the latest states to bu
Kentucky Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have announced that they will co-sponsor legislation that would allow American farmers to grow hemp legally.
United Nations’ Agenda 21 mandate is exactly the opposite of what the very essence of sustainability is meant to be. So, is it surprising that Monsanto just joined The World Business Council for Sustainable Development?
When is a fight for food freedom just the opposite? How about when that fight is about the right to plant second generation GMO seeds…
A 75-year-old Indiana grain farmer will take on global seed giant Monsanto Co at the U.S. Supreme Court next week in a patent battle that could have ramifications for the biotechnology industry and possibly the future of food production.
The researchers tested the use of hot flowing air to speed the process of drying soiled or washed cages to lower or eliminate detectable Campylobacter on cage flooring.
They found that orange juice from the fruit with HLB symptoms was often higher in limonin and nomilin, compounds that can give the juice a bitter taste, but that the compounds were generally below levels that could be detected by human taste panels.
European Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said the European Union executive had proposed a "two-year ban" on the use of three so-called neonicotinoid insecticides used in maize, rapeseed, sunflower and cotton cultivation. Sources told AFP t
"We are familiar with how animals use a fight or flight strategy to face external challenges. While plants can't run for safety, they can control how much they grow into dangerous territory," commented Dinneny. It turns out that Abscisic Acid, a s
Despite the severe drought still gripping the U.S., farmland values continued to rise across most crop-growing regions in the third quarter.
The state of Washington appears to be leading the charge these days in the fight for honest food labeling, as two new pieces of legislation are now being considered that would require the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in food.
The United States has urged Russia to “honor its obligations” as a WTO member and “restore market access for US meat and meat products immediately.” Earlier the Russian food watchdog claimed the ban over additive ractopamine will be long-term.
Black Earth is an abattoir, an old-fashioned butchery containing everything from a slaughterhouse to a retail store. Its sales have doubled in four out of the last five years. Durand expects them to jump again this year, from $6 million to $10 millio
As David versus Goliath battles go it is hard to imagine a more uneven fight than the one about to play out in front of the US supreme court between Vernon Hugh Bowman and Monsanto