Minnesota Takes Aim at Egg Farmer Co-op Member for Third Time

FA Note – Another barage by the unholy alliance between Big Ag and government, designed to eradicate your freedom to grow/buy your food as you will, puting the lie to  “sustainable” agriculture. Minnesota simply cannot get enough of Alvin Schlangen. An egg farmer who tends to and volunteers with a fresh food co-op. Two counties in particular (MDA) have tried […]

The USDA Is Taking On Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change

The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce a set of voluntary initiatives aimed at helping farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners respond to climate change by increasing carbon storage, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting resilience in the face of extreme weather. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to make the announcement Thursday […]

The Free Market is Solving the GMO Problem

When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds. The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down the road this fall, will likely make its way into […]

Editorial – The Incredible Raisin Heist

Stealing is illegal, unless the government is the thief. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether the government can seize a chunk of a business’s product to regulate prices. This is a big one. Like much government mischief, Horne v. USDA has its roots in the Great Depression and federal programs […]

What is Monsanto Hiding in Secret Documents?

What is Monsanto hiding in secret documents? A scientist offers shocking comments. “Let’s have a federal court where the judge pretends the lawyers for the defense are fully informed about the facts of the case. The plaintiff, a giant corporation, pretends it’s concerned about the safety of the public. The press pretends it’s covering the […]

Revealed: A Secret Monsanto Document In The Maui GMO Case

Imagine you are a lawyer arguing a case before a judge. There is no jury. The judge will decide the outcome. The judge tells you, “Look, the other side, your opponents in this case, have filed documents with me. These documents are at the heart of their argument. I can’t allow you to read the […]

Seed Laws that Criminalise Farmers: Resistance and Fightback

Peasant seeds – the pillar of food production – are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly limit what farmers can do with their seeds. Seed saving, which has been the basis of farming for thousands of years, is quickly being criminalised. What can we do? A new booklet and poster […]

US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet

Small family/peasant farms produce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of global food production. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quarter of the planet’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. […]