By Gary Nabhan Published: Grist, 2 Nov 2013
It is puzzling that Monsanto’s Vice President Robert Fraley recently became one of the recipients of the World Food Prize for providing GMO seeds to combat the effects of climate change, just weeks after Monsanto itself reported a $264 million loss this quarter because of a decline in […]
By: Teresa Anderson Published: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 Oct 2013
If the now-daily incidences of extreme weather events around the world weren’t enough to convince us that climate change is getting worse, the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives bleak confirmation.
Indeed, one of the most serious concerns is how […]
By: Lindsay Abrams Published: Salon, Oct. 22, 2013
Young people, Marketplace reports, are starting to get into farming. And not in a hipster-trend sort of way, either. Instead, millennials who grew up on farms are going off to college, and then, in a reversal of the usual stereotypes, deciding to return.
“I had a […]
By: Doug Gurian-Sherman Published: Union Of Concerned Scientists, October 17, 2013
In the land of humongous farms, the critical importance of small farms for food security is a counterintuitive message. But if we look at what most of the largest farms are growing in the U.S. Midwest, or Argentina and Brazil, it is corn […]