A new decree states that any ban on GM feed corn, which is the overwhelming majority of U.S. exports, would only be implemented gradually, pending a full review of the science and the availability of adequate supplies of non-GM corn.
Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban
According to the citizen group Demanda Colectiva, the decision is a win for peasants, Indigenous communities, and consumers.
Startups Looking to Change the Snack Industry with Planet-Forward Options
A new program is helping startup companies expand their business and promote healthy and environmentally-friendly snacks for the future.
22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity
These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.
15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.
Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security
Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.
The Growing Case for Returning to Cover Crops and Small Grains in the Midwest
While baby steps such as cover cropping are getting the Midwest closer to protecting their water and soil, more needs to be done to revive soil and water health.
For Climate Change, the American Farmer is the Sleeping Giant
American corn farmers are a major group still skeptical of climate change and have been largely unharmed by it so far. This could change in the near future, bringing new force and an unlikely ally to the fight against climate change.
Monsanto Faces Labor Law Violations Class Action Suit
Seed-corn workers brought a first of its kind class action suit against seed giant Monsanto for violations to two federal labor laws the day after the release of a two-year investigation into labor violations in the seed-corn industry.