Category Archives: Biotechnology

Quick Thoughts on Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Company

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments involving an Indiana farmer who allegedly bought commodity seed from an elevator and used that seed to plant another crop.  Monsanto argues this act would infringe on its technology use agreement.  To me … Continue reading

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Long-Term Glyphosate Use Effect on Wheat

Critics of conventional farming often decry the use of herbicides.  Herbicides that are not organic anyway.  That’s all fine and dandy, but the problem I see with the arguments some people present is they contain no substance.  Take a look … Continue reading

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A Taste Test of Biotech Sweet Corn

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post about biotech sweet corn, and how it could greatly reduce pesticide applications. Thanks to the popularity of that post (which still gets hits almost daily) I was afforded an … Continue reading

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Ramblings on GMO Food Labels

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not food suppliers should be required to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Consumer demand for this type of labeling seems to be growing along with an increased … Continue reading

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Talk to Consumers to Find out What They Think About Farming

Yesterday I was reviewing my blog statistics and found something interesting.  One of the links bringing people in to my Occupy the Food Supply post was coming from NPR’s “Judge Dismisses Organic Farmers’ Case Against Monsanto“.  I could not remember commenting … Continue reading

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I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday

Today is the day.  The Occupy movement is going to occupy the food supply.  According to the occupiers and Farm Aid president Willie Nelson large corporations have too much control over our food.  I won’t deny that there has been … Continue reading

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High Tech Ag is Good for the Earth and the Wallet

I just got done commenting on a post at Blast Magazine entitled “Modern agriculture’s enormous environmental footprint.”  My comment become long enough that I decided to re-post it here on my blog. Judging by the title of the post on … Continue reading

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