Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.
During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.
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?
For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.
Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.
Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?
It’s still a little bit chilly outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your garden.
Four recipes for a stay-home Valentine's Day. Chocolateer David Fletcher talks about his handmade treats. A local seed company encourages you to get gardening.
For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.
California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.
As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.
Some of the oldest community-supported agriculture programs started in Japan in the 1960's but the movement is just taking off in several nearby countries.
As your garden starts to produce, don't forget to look to the future. Saving seeds, canning, and drying flowers is a great way to enjoy the bounty all year.
This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.
What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.
What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.
A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.
The largest repository for European fruits and berries in the world is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a housing development.
A recently published study has found wild birds prefer non-organic when given the choice between conventional and organic bird food.
I'd read somewhere that you can actually grow seedlings in eggshells. Would it really work? I finally decided to simply get started and see what happens.