Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder from Philomath, Oregon, explains the current structure of the global commercial seed industry, as part of our ongoing series, Seeds of Life.
San Francisco-based food journalist Stett Holbrook and documentary filmmakers Todd Dayton and Greg Roden are in the middle of raising the money to shoot a pilot episode of “Food Forward,” which will focus on “people who are changing how we eat in America.” Instead of the dire, depressing images of the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc., they’re looking at the people who’ve rejected the industrial model in favor of small-scale, sustainable food production.
BP filling stations across London have been shut down by activists. Environmental group Greenpeace said it had cut fuel supplies to all 50 BP stations in the city. The oil firm said 35 had been shut but 18 have now re-opened.
Sewage-based compost given out by San Francisco is laced with contaminants such as heavy metals, which exist in comparable levels in commercially available soil amendments, The City found.
In a landmark ruling published yesterday, the Paraná Federal Court revokes authorization for the commercial release of Bayer’s Liberty Link maize and censures CTNBio’s actions
At least 16 miles of the Kalamazoo River system have been touched by crude oil in what could rank as the Midwest’s worst spill.
Lansing — Michigan could save billions annually by protecting children from exposure to environmental hazards, according to a study released today.
Dozens of companies, as well as many academic laboratories, are pursuing the same goal – to produce algae as a source of, literally, green energy. And many of them are using genetic engineering or other biological techniques, like chemically induced mutations, to improve how algae functions.
Farmers in the South started noticing the problem before anyone else. When they sprayed their fields with Roundup weed killer, weeds kept growing anyway. In some areas, fields became so choked with weeds that farmers abandoned them.
With the passage of the financial reform bill, giant banks see a golden opportunity to finally put the financial crisis, along with their culpability for wrecking our economy, in the rearview mirror.