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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."

May 1, 2012

Serious Cereal 

kashi cereal

Responding To Controversy, Kashi To Go Non-GMO By 2015

One grocer pulled Kashi cereals from his shelves after discovering the company wasn't completely transparent about what is -- or isn't -- natural.

March 23, 2012

Known Unknowns  

corn on the cob macro

GMO Labeling Gains Strength In Connecticut

Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.

February 23, 2012

'Right To Know' 

grocery

Connecticut Could Become First State To Label GMOs

Connecticut representative Richard Roy believes citizens of his state have a right to know what's in their food.

February 2, 2012

Chemical Production 

nitro

Monsanto Heads To Court

In a now-defunct factory in Nitro, West Virginia, Monsanto manufactured the herbicide used in Agent Orange for two decades.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

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