To say that GMO crops pose no threat to consumers when their use is clearly debilitating this vital butterfly species, is a careless misrepresentation of the long-term effects these novel crops are having on our food systems and perhaps the very foundation of a secure food future.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Vernon H. Bowman v. Monsanto Co, a six-year-long legal battle between a 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer and a multi-billion-dollar seed conglomerate that could have profound implications for the agriculture industry and the future of American intellectual property law.
That would be good news for farmers who have faced higher and higher prices for commodity seeds over the past decade. (A
Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. However, within six years of the GMO corn's arrival
The crops were a hit with farmers who found they could easily kill weed populations without damaging their crops. But in
Alarmed that genetically engineered crops may be finding their way into organic and natural foods, an industry group has