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Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal by Monsanto Litigants

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal by Monsanto Litigants

The Supreme Court will not review a lower court decision  protecting Monsanto’s right to sue farmers inadvertently found to have crops containing  the company’s GMO  patents.  As noted in the FoodDemocracyNow website, “farmers had sought Court protection under the Declaratory Judgment Act that should they become the innocent victims of contamination by Monsanto’s patented gene-splice technology they could not […]

Chipotle Now Labels GMO

Chipotle Now Labels GMO Ingredients

Chipotle is the company that changed the fast food game when it introduced Niman Ranch pork into its pork carnitas and showed narrow-minded number crunchers that despite a higher price with Niman pork, sales grew with the use of a top quality ingredients; its fleet response to growing concerns over GMO food is equally impressive. It […]

As Expected Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto in Seed Patent Case

In our piece about fighting in the organic foods industry we said context was everything.  Well, we’re having a hard time thinking that despite Monsanto’s expected victory,this isn’t something way less than half-full; this isn’t something really, really bad. Its hard to put a good spin on this, even though the Supreme Court ruling was […]

Monsanto's Man in the Senate, Missouri's Roy Blunt

Monsanto’s Man in the Senate, Missouri’s Roy Blunt

Mother Jones details the previously mysterious Senator who added a rider to unrelated legislation protecting Monsanto and the few other GMO seed companies.  The rider, which was a surprise last minute addition to a bill unrelated to agriculture or GMO oversight mandates that the USDA  “ignore federal court decisions that block the agency’s approvals of […]

Whole Foods Scores Another Green Coup, Announces Rooftop Greenhouse in Gowanus Brooklyn Store

Whole Foods Scores Another Green Coup, Announces Rooftop Greenhouse in Gowanus Brooklyn Store

Fresh after what many called the company’s groundbreaking rules regarding vendors and GMO transparency, Whole Foods scored another big green thumbs up with its Monday announcement that Gotham Greens would operate what the company stated is “the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated within a retail grocery space.” Gotham Greens current hydroponic operations in […]

Dangers of Tweeting While Eating Thai Noodles and Pondering GMOs;  But Monsanto Still Sucks

Dangers of Tweeting While Eating Thai Noodles and Pondering GMOs; But Monsanto Still Sucks

A funny thing happened while reading the NY Times opinion page and eating my favorite noodle soup at King of Thai Noodles #2 on Clement Street.   (Which Yelp unfairly gives only 3.5 stars but that is an issue for another time). NBN tweeted about a NY Times piece detailing Monsanto’s efforts at convincing Vietnam […]

CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

The Organic Consumers Association is calling for a boycott of  natural/organic brands whose parent companies donated heavily to defeat California’s Proposition 37 that would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients.  We agree.   The culprits include Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and LaraBar (owned by General Mills), Odwalla and Honest Tea (owned by Coca Cola), […]

USDA’s Alfalfa Policy is For the Birds, Where Monsanto Rules the Roost

The ruling by the USDA allowing the use of Monsanto’s genetically modified Roundup Ready alfalfa reminds NBN of breakfast meeting with Thai rice farmers sponsored by the fair trade certified Transfair trade and fair trade food marketer Alter Eco. Farmers that had been growing rice for many centuries were persuaded by the government to utilize […]

Organic Farming Combats Global Warming? Rodale Institute Shows How

According to research by the Rodale Institute—leaders in research about organic farming—organic methods can provide a powerful tool to reduce global warming. The report Regenerative 21st Century Farming: A Solution to Global Warming, authored by Dr.Timothy LaSalle, Rodale Institute’s CEO, and Dr. Paul Pepperly, Research Director, According to the report “organic practices, sometimes referred to […]

It’s A Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s SUPERWEED

Genetically Modified Crops Reportedly Create New Weed A report in the GuardianUK online edition today noted that researchers have identified a new weed that is pesticide resistant.  The super weed, identified in fields where is genetically modified rapeseed was planted, is reported to be a cross between rapeseed (commonly sold as human vegetable oil as […]