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April 29, 2013

Right To Know? 

Ten grain silos side-by-side at dusk

Bill Introduced Would Require GMO Labeling

Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.

March 29, 2013

Dark Rider 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Passes Senate, Becomes Law

The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?

March 23, 2013

Still Growing 

preparing to freeze tomatoes

Who Says You Can’t Eat Local In The Cold Months?

We visit Bread & Roses Gardens where the hoop house is home to kale and herbs, and Teresa Birtles sells frozen heirloom tomatoes she harvested in the fall.

March 21, 2013

The Right To Know 

GMO

GMO Labeling Fight Gains Momentum

Once a small and locally-focused struggle, the fight for GMO regulation is going national.

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

drought tolerant maize

Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

Potted soybean plants

Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013

High-Tech 

soybean seeds

The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

February 22, 2013

Seeds Of Justice? 

Brass judge's gavel.

In Bowman V. Monsanto, Bad Prospects For Bowman

Indiana Farmer Vernon Bowman faced a cold reception in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

February 22, 2013

To Label, Or Not To Label? 

Jared Polis

Colorado Congressman Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

Thanks to Jared Polis, the effort to label genetically modified foods is going federal.

February 5, 2013

Super Salmon 

Salmon in pan

FDA Says ‘Frankenfish’ Poses No Environmental Threat

Genetically engineered salmon could be approved for human consumption in 2013.

February 1, 2013

Is It In The Water? 

Magnified text that reads

Monsanto Settles Agent Orange Lawsuit For $93 Million

The residents of Nitro, West Virginia, will receive $84 million for medical monitoring, $9 million for the cleanup of 4,500 homes, and legal fees.

November 19, 2012

Breeding Better Bacon 

A pig, just woken from a nap in the sun, smiles at the camera from atop a bed of twigs and dirt.

New Report Unveils Domestic Pig Genome

Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.

November 8, 2012

GMOverturned 

A group of supporters holding

Proposition 37 Defeated In California

On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.

October 6, 2012

This Week's Podcast 

bowl of green tomatoes

Drew Ramsey Talks Nutrition, Green Tomatoes Vine To Fryer

Dr. Drew Ramsey talks about how diet can affect brain health. Growing tomatoes next spring starts with amending your soil. And, let's make fried green tomatoes!

October 4, 2012

Feedback Loop 

farmer sharpens scythe

Farmers And Superweeds Mired In Arms Race, Study Finds

According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.

October 3, 2012

Itching And Scratching 

sneezing child

Controversy Simmers Over Allergies And GM Food

Over the last 18 years, GM food has become quite common in the U.S. During that same period, a growing number of children have developed allergies to food.

September 26, 2012

Update From The Field 

drought-stressed corn

Drought-Resistant Corn Tested By … Drought

About 2 million acres of Aquamax corn were planted across the Corn Belt this year, making it the first drought-resistant lineup to be widely available.

July 30, 2012

GMO Redux 

hand cradling a sugar beet

What’s New With Genetically Modified Crops?

The USDA grants unrestricted use of GMO sugar beets, and California voters consider GMO labeling requirements.

July 9, 2012

Grocery Store Genetics 

A pile of tomatoes stacked like building blocks at a grocery store.

For Tomatoes, There’s More Than Meets The Eye

A study shows industrial tomatoes' perfectly red cast is linked to reduced flavor. Just another reason to patronize your local farmers market this weekend.

June 7, 2012

High And Dry 

Drought Concerns in The United States and Abroad Spur Debate on Agricultural Best Practices

Monsanto’s Drought Tolerant Corn May Not Be King

A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."

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