Browsing the "Organic Farming" Tag

Documentary Short Looks at Monsanto’s Hold on Hawaii

June 22nd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Monsanto and other biotech firms have used Hawai’i as a seed laboratory for decades. In fact, a majority of the GMO seed corn sold to farmers in the midwest comes from Hawai’i. As oil prices continue to rise and the cost of importing fresh food from 2500 miles away goes with it, Hawai’i is reconsidering the wisdom of plantation crops that don’t feed its people


GMO Lawsuit Goes to Australian Supreme Court

April 12th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Organic farmer Steve Marsh filed suit against his GM canola farmer neighbor last year after the neighbor's crops contaminated his organic fields, causing him to lose certification over 70% of his farm. Now that suit is headed for the Supreme Court


Organic Farmers Appeal in Case Against Monsanto

April 2nd, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Family farmers have filed a Notice of Appeal challenging Judge Naomi Buchwald's February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Manhattan will hear the farmers' appeal, seeking to reinstate the case, which has received worldwide attention


Monsanto in Court: What’s the Big Deal?

January 27th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

A smooth and well-funded PR campaign, along with aggressive legal tactics towards farmers who resist Monsanto's stranglehold, have bought ample success for Goliath biotech company Monsanto. Unfortunately, this trend has persistently not translated to success for farmers, workers, or consumers. Recent lawsuits and protests shine a harsh and unflattering light on Monsanto's practices and corporate behavior, as farmers and consumers around the country reach for a slingshot and take aim


Ripe for Change: The Story of Caifornia’s Local Food Movement

November 28th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

Passionate, committed people that believed in a saner, healthier approach to growing and preparing food as a core value drove California's local food movement. The film Ripe for Change tells the story of California's role as a key player in the movement for local organic food production through the stories of its foodie rock stars, and highlights the issues that still persist today for small farms


Is It Organic?

October 20th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

If The Cornucopia Institute really wants to “clean up” the organic industry, they should start by demanding routine field testing



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