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GMO soybeans aren't necessary for high quality production

Are GMO Soybeans the Way to Go?

Considerable experience by sustainable and organic farmers has shown that it is not necessary to grow high-tech crops to obtain high yields and to pro­duce high quality, nutritious food.

A GMO corn field in Texas.

Do You Need GMO corn?

The first commercial GM (genetically modified) corn varieties, usually known as Bt corn, were released by a few companies in the mid-1990s, but soon one company, Monsanto, became the industry leader with its Roundup Ready corn.

Front cover of the Myths of Safe Pesticides book

Book excerpt: The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

In his book The Myths of Safe Pesticides, organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into scientific research to present evidence dispelling the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators that pesticide, herbicide and insecticide products are safe when used as directed. Leu breaks down the five most-repeated myths about pesticide safety, refuting them using […]

Farmer organic no-till farm

An Introduction to the Organic No-Till Farming Method

Many organic farmers are accused of overtilling the soil. Tillage is used for pre-plant soil preparation, as a means of managing weeds, and as a method of incorporating fertilizers, crop residue, and soil amendments. Now, armed with new technologies and tools based on sound biological principles, organic producers can begin to reduce or even eliminate […]

Christopher Walken plays a farmer entering a legal battle against Monsanto in the new film, Percy.

Christopher Walken to Play Canadian Farmer Opposing Monsanto in Upcoming Film

Academy Award winner Christopher Walken and Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci have begun principal photography on Percy, a Scythia Films production directed by Clark Johnson (The Wire, The Sentinel, S.W.A.T.). Based on actual events from the lawsuit starting in 1998, Percy tells the classic David-and-Goliath story of small-town Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser (Walken) and his unlikely crusade against a major […]

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GE Food Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking public comments on the proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in 2016 — a  standard for GE food labeling. The goal of the standard is to provide a uniform way to offer meaningful disclosure for consumers who want more information about […]