#VeganChallenge2014 is a Mockery

In order to promote their anti-GMO conference, VegExpo is hosting 7-day vegan challenges for people. Obviously lacking serious real support, these people’s half-hearted attempts are floundering and making a mockery of veganism. Adam Scorgie for lack of proper support admits he cannot keep up a vegan lifestyle: @jogawithjana @denadetails @JeremySzafron @VegExpo I have realized that Read more about #VeganChallenge2014 is a Mockery[…]

Applied Mythology: “Monoculture” May Not Mean What You Think It Means

I’ve been noticing the increasingly frequent use of the term "monoculture" by people who are being critical of mainstream farming.  The term is thrown around as an epithet, particularly in comment streams, but I also see it being used by others in ways that suggest that it is becoming a part of the broader, negative, mythical narrative Read more about Applied Mythology: “Monoculture” May Not Mean What You Think It Means[…]

USDA ERS – Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops by U.S. Farmers Has Increased Steadily for Over 15 Years

Genetically engineered (GE) crops with pest management traits first became commercially available for major crops in 1996. More than 15 years later, adoption of these crop varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread (170 million acres planted in 2013), and many products derived from these GE crops—including cornmeal, oils, and sugars—are commonly used in food products. Read more about USDA ERS – Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops by U.S. Farmers Has Increased Steadily for Over 15 Years[…]