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Tracking Back the Ancestry of Corn 9,000 Years: NYTimes Science

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Study Says Overuse Threatens Gains From Modified Crops: NYTimes Business

(…) The first comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified crops on American farmers, who have rapidly adopted them since their introduction in 1996,  (…) was issued by the National Research Council, which is affiliated with the National Academy … Continue reading

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Weighing the Grain and Water Required to Produce a Pound of Beef

Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce  one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then?  First, consider:  A … Continue reading

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GMO-Free Zapatista Seed Corn from School for Chiapas Available in US, Canada

(…) By planting Zapatista corn, you become a part of a global effort to preserve a vital genetic heritage that has evolved over thousands of years.  Great for making tortillas!  You can plant this powerful Zapatista seed corn in your … Continue reading

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Creating a World That Can Feed Itself: Google.org Debate

Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org interviews Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto, Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sonal Shah, Director, Global Development Initiatives, Google.org

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A Growing Disaster: NYTimes Op-Ed

RUSSELL HARDING, in an Op-Ed published in yesterday’s NYTimes, explains the growing disaster behind growing corn for ethanol: (…) Ethanol prices trend higher and lower along with the price of gasoline, yet the cost of producing ethanol tends to rise … Continue reading

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