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Jul 07, 2014

Five reasons why we fight mandatory GMO labeling

The fight against mandatory GMO labeling -- is sustainable agriculture is at stake?....More
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Jul 01, 2014

Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning

We would do well on this July 4 to pause for a moment and reflect on just how blessed we are to be a part of this long-running experiment in freedom....More
Jun 30, 2014

Revamping soybean plant structure could boost yield, use less water

Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of....More
Jun 30, 2014

ICA moves against cotton contract defaulters

The International Cotton Association is going after those doing business with defaulters....More
Jun 26, 2014

Vermont GMO legislation kicks off food fight

Grocery Manufacturers Association take on Vermont's new labeling law....More
Jun 24, 2014

'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers

While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large....More
Jun 16, 2014

Hoopla, scare tactics aside, public is accepting of GMOs

A significant majority of U.S. consumers is underwhelmed by the issue of labeling for food products containing genetically modified crop ingredients....More
Jun 15, 2014

Beekeepers/farmers need answers, not giant inflatable bees

Protestors insisted that Loews remove neonicotinoid insecticides from its shelves. But the protestors once again cited poorly-constructed research....More
Jun 10, 2014

Oregon county makes miserable GMO decision

Can citizens prohibit farmers from planting genetically engineered crops? Apparently so....More
Jun 09, 2014

At $40 per vote, Mississippi race reflects no-limits politics

Politics has become the province of groups with specific agendas and the deep pockets it takes to buy the media exposure needed to influence voters....More
Jun 08, 2014

Organic agriculture cannot save the planet

From an environmental standpoint, organic farming isn't all it's cracked up to be....More
Jun 03, 2014

Vermont labeling law – victory of hype over substance

Vermont falls for anti-GMO hype, passes labeling bill....More
Jun 02, 2014

Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs

Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the....More
May 29, 2014

The Sequel: Pesticide looneys and conspiracy theorists

Crop protection chemicals and GMOs -- some readers just don't get it....More
May 29, 2014

Value of U.S. rice lands to waterfowl – something to quack about

To replace the contribution to wildlife habitat of flooded ricelands would cost the federal government over $3.5 billion....More
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