Food recalls on the riseMetroWest Daily NewsCapping the the end of one of the nation's worst quarters for food recalls, the federal government last week shut down Sunland, Inc., the country's largest processor of organic peanut butter.
During the Dust Bowl period, farmers across the Great Plains over-planted, over-plowed and over-grazed their land. The combination of destructive farming techniques and a persistent drought caused 100 million acres of Great Plains farmland topsoil to blow away over several years and created the worst manmade ecological disaster in U.S. history. In some cases, the billowing dust clouds reached as far as the Atlantic Ocean!
Triple Pundit - Organic Farm Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Out to Free Range CustomersTriple PunditSustainability organic farming organic eggs innovation green business crowdfunding Organic egg producer Vital Farms has big plans for the future.
Food Safety News RECALL: Organic Spinach and Spring MixPatch.comThe product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York State from E.coli O157 H:7, which may cause a diarrheal illness, often...
Bt-corn is a type of genetically modified organism, termed GMO. This modified corn amplifies a toxin produced by the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium, which ruptures the intestines of insects that feed on the GMO corn when ingested.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Organic Farming: The Choreography of Polyculture. Joel Salatin introduces Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. UCBerkley OCW November 6, 2012. Joel Salatin's presentation begins at 5:50 minutes.
RING RING Leah: Hello. Jack: Is your refrigerator running? Leah: What? Who is this? Jack: Is your refrigerator running away from GMOs? Leah: *sigh* … hello, Jack. Jack: What's shakin', my sistah from anotha mistah?
Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season's planting. Except this time, she's the boss.Martinez, ...
Play Stop GMO on GamesFreak. Fight off waves of mutant, genetically modified vegetables, while collecting coins and extra weapons in this side-scrolling 2D bash'em / shoot'em up. Control your Hero with arrow or WASD keys.
Historian Benny Morris has a knack for enraging Israelis of every political stripe.
Morris' research on the 1948 war for independence challenged long-standing Zionist narratives that said Israel was not responsible for the creation of 750,000 Palestinian refugees. He infuriated right-wing Israelis by documenting secret plans to expel Arabs and accounts of massacres and rapes by Jewish forces.
"This 13-minute film focuses on the CRIIGEN study. It presents the conditions in which the study was carried out in a context where Monsanto did not allow any independent study to be made with its seeds. The research was conducted secretly, but everything was done according to good laboratory practices."
Unlike traditional genetic modification methods, which introduce genes from foreign species, directed mutagenesis alters the genetic makeup of the plant through the natural process of gene repair - and so is less likely to meet resistance from regulators and environmental groups.
But directed mutagenesis "allows one to make precise changes in the DNA sequence of the native gene that alters its function to achieve the desired trait, [and is capable of introducing any trait] as long as one knows the target gene associated with the particular trait of interest."
Say it again, louder: Family farms grow our foodThe Marshall Democrat-News (blog)Farm families in Saline County, yes there are many. Farmers we met in college? Yes, I can think of many of those still farming in other areas of Missouri.
The contentious measure would require labels on GM food sold in supermarkets, but would not cover restaurants (Prop 37: food companies spend $45m to defeat California GM label bill http://t.co/zGSf95CV...
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