January 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn't help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the 'no thank you' side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here's why some sustainability enthusiasts don't consider this potential 'alternative' even a little tiny bit preferred
August 31st, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
In a report released last week researchers reveal growing pest resistance in IL cornfields, despite crop rotation aimed at slowing the steadily growing problem. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence that GMO-driven agriculture fails the sustainability scratch test, despite well-funded industry hype
September 14th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton
New evidence highlights a potentially serious problem for US food shoppers and corn farmers. First documented about a year ago, a new study last month showed worsening rootworm resistance to Monsanto's Bt corn. Based on a growing body of research, the EPA acknowledges that "There is mounting evidence raising concerns that insect resistance is developing in parts of the corn belt."