Tag Archives: GMO

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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2012 in review

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who has visited this blog in 2012!  Here’s a rundown of some stats provided by WordPress.  I had more than double the traffic here than I did in 2011.  Let’s see if we … 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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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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Don’t talk with your mouth full. #NonDairyCarrie Project Project Post #7

I want to repost these thoughts I had on a post by Dairy Carrie from her blog. It’s interesting that in the United States when the vast majority of us have access to food pretty readily that we seem to complain … Continue reading

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How Sweet Is It? Monsanto’s Bt Sweet Corn

Big, evil corporate giant (read with sarcasm) Monsanto has a new product coming to market according to its blog Beyond the Rows.  Sweet corn genetically modified to express the Bt insecticide trait that prevails in much of the conventional corn … Continue reading

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