GM technology doesn't seem to be very good at generating complex traits like better flavor or more nutrients, the very attributes Monsanto was hoping to engineer into veggies. Here'sWired:
Those who mean to lord over us, such as the Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists.
Farmers can get paid more for conventional corn than GMO corn. Plus, Huegerich discovered, convention corn can produce more per acre. Modern Farmer reported that two years ago, Huegerich planted 320 acres of conventional corn and 1,700 with GMO corn.
Slap a ‘USDA Certified Organic’ label on a product, and viola! It is safe, GMO-free, and healthy, right? If you are comfortable and feel safe believing that, then this article is not for you.
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I’m not sure why but I’m guessing more people are becoming food educated. Words like Monsanto, organic, chemicals and pesticides are more commonly spoken now than ever before. It is very rare I meet a person who does not know about Monsanto.
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said
Hey, robots! We know you’re trying to replace the human farmer with your mechanical crop dusting and berry plucking. You’ll never know what it means to feel the dirt between your fingers (mostly because you don’t have any). But that doesn't seem to b
What is most disturbing about the GMO debate – and why it matters – is that the anti-GMO movement at almost every turn rejects empiricism as a means of understanding the world and making decisions about it. This matters because the anti-GMO moveme
Apparently GMOs are so awesome and wonderful, the companies that sell them are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.
The debate over the “conspiracy” known as chemtrails, a major part of the growing geoengineering program, has shifted from the existence of the program, to how and why it is being employed.
A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.
If the extreme drought in the western half of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the iceberg.
The seed-giant and GMO evil genius Monsanto is promising to appeal a recent decision by a labor appeals court in Argentina to stop construction of a seed-manufacturing plant there.
If the extreme drought in the western half of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the iceberg. As you will see below, the size of the U.S. cattle herd has dropped to a
In a windowless basement room decorated with photographs of farmers clutching freshly harvested vegetables, three polo-shirt-and-slacks-clad Monsanto executives, all men, wait for a special lunch.
The Organic Prepper calls elderberry extract “nature’s tamiflu” and she couldn’t be more correct in this statement. In her article, the Organic Prepper writes, “Scientists have isolated the active compound in the elderberry. It is called Antivirin an
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“Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. […] Scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Departm
The quiet life of a farmer is under assault, and has been for quite some time.
The arrival of a 450-ton, 380-foot-long “megaload” of oil refinery equipment near Marsing, Idaho last Christmas attracted the attention of protesters, spectators, and revenue farmers.
Organic and cage free eggs are becoming popular to the point that that some major grocery chains are reporting shortages.
Do you remember the 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association 80+ plaintiffs (farmers and small businesses) against Monsanto?
First, so far agriculture has not been a driver of innovation in automation, but a beneficent of it. That needs to change. The current economy promotes increasing the size of farm equipment and producing a single crop for many years, which are techni
Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream.
Last year, I wrote an article called “Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard“. Little did I realize that the EU would completely lock down gardening in Europe.
we’ve tapped into some areas of the land that are more productive. Through the application of some products, we’ve been able to unleash that potential,” He credited soil enhancing products from the firm Biovante.
The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.
The federal government has awarded a $750,000 grant to Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman to investigate the merits of organic farming in eradicating pests without the use of chemicals.
There's a simple solution to drastically reducing GMO food in America and abroad. That solution would also lessen dependence on fossil fuels.