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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?

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


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 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 25, 2012


spray plane

Roundup Resistance Leading To More Chemicals, Study Finds

After years of exposure, weeds are beginning to adapt to Roundup. As a result, farmers are using more chemicals, according to a recent study from Benbrook.

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.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought with feet

Midwestern Drought Threatens Crops, Food Prices

With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.

June 9, 2012

This Week's Podcast 

kids planting a tree

Rooftop Gardening, Summer Berries, Breaded Pork Tenderloin

In today's podcast, we have two recipes for Caribbean grilled chicken and a sweet treat with berries. Then we pull weeds in the garden with fourth graders.

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."

April 11, 2012

Animorphs Downstream! 

close up, macro, frog eggs

Roundup Makes Tadpoles Change Shape

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reveals that America's most popular weedkiller can turn frog larvae into freaks of nature.

March 3, 2012

Sweet Tooth 

tapping maple trees

Sweetness Times Three: Marshmallows, Maple Syrup And Honey

240sweet makes artisan marshmallows. Medora, Indiana gears up for the National Maple Syrup Festival. And a farmer sells honey at the Winter Farmers Market.

February 9, 2012

Golden Opportunity? 

Two bowls full of uncooked rice.  The rice in the top bowl is bright yellow in color.  The rice in the bottom bowl is standard white rice.

Bill Gates And Monsanto Team Up To Fight World Hunger

In his annual letter for 2012, Bill Gates announced that the Gates Foundation intends to combat world hunger by investing in genetically modified agriculture.

February 2, 2012

Chemical Production 


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.

January 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

gmo car

New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 


Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

stack of newspapers

2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

December 6, 2011

GMO Woes 

iowa field

Monsanto, More Problems: EPA Concerned Over Rootworm Damage

Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.

November 30, 2011

Uh Oh, GMO 

corn field

France OKs Monsanto On Farms

A French administrative body overturned a ban on Monsanto genetically-modified seeds -- but how long will it stay in effect?

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