By the time genetically engineered seeds came along, the practice of buying new seeds every year had been common place for more than half a century. There were and are a few reasons for this: First
Our IT organization is continuing to evolve as we engage more in open source. Whether it be what we use for distributed processing, for databases, or to accelerate our compute power or data visualization, we continue to expand the number of open technologies we explore. It has become a very important area for us, and drives the need for many different open technologies that we want to test and deploy.
It's hard to believe, but seed planting hasn't changed much in the last century. But as John Deere and Monsanto move big into precision farming, high-tech solutions may be shaking all that up.
The decision of Chipotle to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people's idea of a historic event, but for Monsanto and GMOs the situation looks ominous
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The environmental crusader has a beautiful vision of the world we'd like to have. Too bad she has such a loose way with the factual details.
Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
The herbicide Roundup has been linked to an ailment that has appeared across multiple continents. This article first appeared on TruthOut.
For years, despite its devilish reputation, Monsanto has been the darling of Wall Street, but that's about to change!
After years of work by scientific public interest organizations such as Center for Food Saf...
By Thomas B195184hn and Marek Cuhra,
The recent news of Monsanto's US$930m acquisition of data science company Climate Corporation, raises important questions about the economies developing in response to climate change. A new generation
The battle to bring GM food to Europe has been fiercely fought for years. Most assumed it would be continue to rage for many more. Which m...
Recently we wrote about how pharmaceutical companies use "evergreening" to extend their control over drugs as the patents expire. But this is also an issue for the world of agribusiness: a number of key patents, particularly for traits of...
Just three years ago, the agribusiness giant was a laughingstock. Thanks to its friends in government and the courts, and new industry alliances, it's back with a vengeance.
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Big Ag's plan to kill spray resistant weeds? More spraying.
The Farmers Assurance Provision" is the title of a rider, Section 733, inserted into the House of Representatives 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Somehow, as a farmer, I don't feel the least bit assured. The only assurance it provides is that Monsanto and the rest of the agriculture biotech industry will have carte blanche to force the government to allow the planting of their biotech seeds. - By Jim Goodman