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  • Seeds of Deception

    Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith takes a chilling look at "Frankenstein foods," explaining that new, genetically modified foods are not as safe as their corporate creators claim

  • Bees don't grow on trees

    Honeybees are in trouble, and so are the farmers who depend on them for pollination, especially in California’s almond orchards

  • Californians take a stand on GE crops

    Activists in Butte County, Calif., have put a genetic-engineering ban on the ballot, but some farmers fear it could also ban a tried-and-true "mutagenic" variety of rice

  • University gets smart about food

    The University of Montana’s Farm to College program works with farmers and ranchers to bring local food products into the university’s Dining Services

  • Biotech companies engineer a ‘superweed’

    A genetically engineered form of creeping bentgrass, designed to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup, could creep from the golf courses it’s intended for to nearby public lands

  • How agriculture ate the earth

    In Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization, Richard Manning goes after modern agriculture with a vengeance

  • Is it a farm – or is it a pharmacy?

    Farmers in Western Colorado are considering the benefits – and the risks – of biotechnology and "biofarming" corn

  • Eco-groovy food for skinny wallets

    The Portland-based Food Alliance offers consumers and farmers a label guaranteeing pesticide-free, organically grown products at a much lower price.

  • Some see economic upside in loss of farm water

    Fallowing land in California's Imperial Valley may temporarily put farmworkers out of work, but in the long run the extra money could help diversify the local economy and produce more skilled and permanent jobs.

  • Yes, I'm gonna eat that!

    In Coming Home to Eat, Lebanese-American writer Gary Paul Nabham describes how eating "local" food for the first time in the Fertile Crescent convinces him to try to "eat locally" in Tucson, Ariz.

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