Chris Bennett

Associate Editor , Western Farm Press

A native of Helena, Ark., Bennett is a graduate of Missouri State University.

He has been an associate editor with Farm Press for five years.

Posts by Chris Bennett

in Farm Press Blog Aug 22, 2013

Giant feral pig killed by Mississippi farmers

When Larry Smith and Michael Mims went hunting after a giant feral pig, they were shocked when the hog proved even bigger than they ever suspected....More
in Farm Press Blog May 16, 2013

Supreme Court stuffs seed patents back in Pandora’s box

The High Court squeezed seed patents back into Pandora’s box, but more cases will come....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 15, 2013

Demon seeds: Searching for the planet's hottest pepper

In the ruthless world of hellfire chiles, nobody stays at the top for long. Behind marijuana, Superhot peppers have the potential to become the....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 19, 2013

Counterfeit food robs Americans of $10 billion each year

What sits on the grocery shelf is often not what it seems — especially regarding olive oil, honey, fish and wine. Americans pay $10 billion to $15....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 08, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto could open GM Pandora’s box

It was only a matter of time; genetically modified seed technology was always destined for a Supreme Court decision. The Bowman v. Monsanto case....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 07, 2013

Pesticides on brink of ban over honey bee losses

Neonicotinoid pesticides are on the brink of a two-year European ban. A neonicotinoid ban might cost Europe up to $23 billion over a five year....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 11, 2013

Indian farmer suicides a case of misplaced GM blame

The tragedy of Indian farmer suicides can be attributed to a complex host of factors, and consigning blame for the suicides to Monsanto and corporate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 29, 2013

Fire ants vs. Benadryl a battle of pain

A fire ant attack is a moment of blind panic; an initial frozen blink of time when you realize you’re being swarmed by ant devils. Panic steps aside....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 29, 2013

Depends outselling Pampers a sure sign of collapse

When your country wears more Depends than Pampers, economic disaster is sure to follow. In 2012, adult diapers outsold baby diapers in Japan. The....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 15, 2013

Road to Damascus change for anti-GM apostle Mark Lynas

In a shot heard round the GM world, Mark Lynas, a pioneer in the anti-GM movement, came out as a full-fledged advocate of GM crops and his reversal....More
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