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May 30, 2013

Thank you Center for Food Safety for costing farmers millions

Please send a thank you note to Andrew Kimbrell, executive director, The Center for Food Safety, 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #302, Washington, D.C....More
May 29, 2013

Shocker: Food Gestapo loses regulation battle

The food Gestapo always knows best what should go on your plate. Government regulators love to hide behind the banner of "consumer protection."....More
May 28, 2013

Honey bees a landmine solution?

The idea that honey bees will seek out TNT seems ridiculous; but researcher Nikola Kezic believes he is close to training bees to find landmines....More
May 22, 2013

China's food safety a giant scam

China's new era of food safety is taking a severe beating from dead hog flotillas, rat steaks, and toxic chicken feet....More
May 20, 2013

Cliff Young — the farmer who outran the field

When unknown 61-year-old farmer Cliff Young shuffled off his farmland and destroyed 10 professional runners in a 544-mile race — a legend was born....More
May 19, 2013

New hired hand at Western Farm Press

There is great news from the Western Farm Press news desk. Todd Fitchette, a native Californian with a heaping helping of experience in California....More
May 14, 2013

Supreme Court stuffs seed patents back in Pandora’s box

The High Court squeezed seed patents back into Pandora’s box, but more cases will come....More
May 14, 2013

Wine skeptic takes on climate change report

Welcome to the great wine scare of 2013. It's adios to California's premium wines and adieu to Bordeaux....More
May 13, 2013

More words on food labels – for the sake of fear or fact

Organic agriculture has started another push to label food products containing GMOs. Maybe organic foods should be held to a higher standard as well....More
May 08, 2013

One bite or bullet from death for Hitler's food taster

For two and a half years, Margot Wolk was Adolf Hitler’s food taster — forced daily to play roulette and risk her life to protect his....More
May 07, 2013

New GM crop wave may ease Frankenfood fright

A new wave of grocery aisle GM crops with clear-cut benefits to consumers may succeed in diminishing the volume of rhetoric from the Frankenfood cult....More
May 06, 2013

No-till pollution claims hard to understand

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is taking no-till to task, claiming that the practice is linked to increased waterway pollution....More
May 06, 2013

Labor on an organic farm – harmony or harm

Patrons of organic production stress the importance of environmentalism and animal rights in agricultural practices. But are they as concerned about....More
May 05, 2013

Cotton is the fabric – and food – of our lives

Cotton is not only the ‘Fabric of our Lives’ as stated over the years in cotton advertising. Cotton is an important source of important food and non-....More
May 01, 2013

Farmland — gold you can eat

Talk of bubbles or crashes hasn’t put a dent in the farmland market, and if the end is nigh — nobody is blinking....More
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