WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2013, Public Patent Foundation
A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto’s transgenic seed patents “because Monsanto
has made binding [...]
Kathleen A Merrigan had some interesting words to share upon her departure from the USDA earlier this year. Here is an excerpt:
“I could list out many challenges and opportunities facing organic agriculture, but as I head out the door, I want you to know the one issue that weighs heavily on my [...]
“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” — Henry Kissinger, 1970
The recent “March on Monsanto” has clearly stirred anti-gmo passions. The interwebs are lit up with anti-GMO activity and renewed interest in understanding and disseminating information about the questionable products and practices of the GMO Giants. Following are [...]
It used to be that there was more of a seasonal variation in this business. There used to be more of a winter, more of a space between fall harvest and spring restart. It’s still there, still noticeable, but things have leveled out more as more folks go deeper into winter with hardiness zone expanding [...]
Farmers to Attend January 10th US Court of Appeals Oral Argument in Appeal of DismissalOSGATA et al v. Monsanto; 10am Citizen’s Assembly for Family Farmers to Follow
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 4, 2013 – Dozens of family farmers, Plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto,will [...]
Here at Countryside Organics, we continue to grow. The demand for organics continues to grow. If you are considering growing organically or biodynamically for market sale consider that the conversion of agricultural land to organic is not keeping up with the increase in demand. Opportunities abound. We are always looking for local sources of grains. [...]
Is Dr. Oz with Organics or against organics? It might come down to how much pressure the Biotech industry is sending his way. Here is an excerpt from an Alternet article by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins:
“The motives behind the Stanford study and the Freeman Spogli Institute are obvious. What caused Dr. Oz to [...]
Biotech’s, “Legislator of the Year,” Georgia Republican Congressman Jack Kingston is working hard to give away the keys to the castle to Monsanto and DuPont. More information, here.
Here is a great link to, “A definitive guide to common food label terms and claims.” A great share for Thanksgiving.
Here are a couple of stories streaming across the Google News zeitgeist, including a story about one of our customers.
Monsanto’s anti-organic, anti-gmo labeling meme continues to persist, at least in tone. Here’s a story about energy consumption in organics vs conventional farming, from the Washington Post. Conclusion? More fuel efficient cooking methods might be [...]