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Sugar Beet Farmers Hope for Senate Action on GMO Preemption

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Discussions about a potential legislative solution to the GMO food labeling debate have prompted farmers to weigh in, especially sugar beet farmers who are concerned that some food companies are switching from beet sugar to cane sugar to avoid disclosing GMOs on their food labels. Philip Brasher writes for Agri-Pulse that leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee are working on a possible compromise bill that could head off state GMO labeling requirements, the first of Read More >

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Is Food and Farming Viewed in a Natural Light?

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When I stop to take a breath and step back before grading the current state of agriculture, it’s clear things are far from ideal in Hawaii. Despite making huge strides in the mainland these past few years, agriculture is still struggling to tell its story. The industry is constantly under attack from numerous activist groups who often mischaracterize it in a dark light. Farmers or AgVocates persistently receive verbal assaults or even have their crops Read More >

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The One-Sided Valentine to the Anti-GMO Movement

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The Huffington Post recently posted a blog countering Newsweek‘s piece “Glyphosate Now the Most-Used Agricultural Chemical Ever.”   The blog was titled Newsweek’s One-Sided Valentine to the Anti-GMO Movement and was authored by Julie Kelly and Amy Porterfield Levy. Julie is a cooking teacher, food policy writer in Orland Park, IL and has been published in the WSJ, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, National Review and The Hill. Amy is a mother, writer, and activist. This note worthy blog is worth taking Read More >

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Water: Why The Most Basic Resource Needs Our Attention

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Water is on everyone’s mind lately. From the California drought to the Flint water crisis, it’s clear that our water is in jeopardy.  In spite of pollution and waste, we can still maintain the health and safety of our water supply. GMO Answers Forbes blog recently posted a great piece by Kate Hall, managing director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson, which looks at this issue. In her piece “Water: Why The Most Read More >

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Soda Cans and Pesticides

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This past weekend I took my entire family and a friend and her mom to the Monsanto open house event.  We were treated to a nice non-organic buffet of local style appetizers from maki sushi to tonkatsu.  We also got to learn about the Japanese Cultural Center’s collaboration with Monsanto and the National Park Service in preserving the former Japanese internment camp known as Honouliuli. My kids had a chance to learn about bugs and Read More >

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