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Nov 29, 2012

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ 50 years later

To make Silent Spring a best seller, Rachel Carson needed something sinister. So she hinted strongly at potential links between pesticides and cancer....More
Nov 28, 2012

GMO scare is a lot of hype with little substance

Several years ago I received a news release, just before Thanksgiving, urging folks to abstain from turkey at their holiday feast and to substitute “....More
Nov 27, 2012

Proposition 37 – gone, but probably not forgotten

The organic trade industry insisted that Proposition 37 was strictly a means to provide consumers with the right to know what’s in the products they....More
Nov 20, 2012

World without Ding Dongs is a sad day

When I heard the news, I summoned my wife. “Jump in the pickup, Momma. We’re gonna to make the rounds of all the grocery stores in town and pile the....More
Nov 19, 2012

PETA and the death of sanity

It’s unfair to label People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as an extremist organization. Giving PETA that tag is an unjust, terrible insult to....More
Nov 14, 2012

Thanksgiving blessings: food, football and Netflix

The U.S. is the best-fed nation on Earth and not by happenstance. Agriculture’s well-oiled feeding machine provides us with the most abundant and....More
Nov 11, 2012

'Nice Rides in Ag' emerges from Old Yeller commentary

A few weeks back I wrote about my trip in Old Yeller to the Good Guys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, Calif. What a response? I knew there were....More
Nov 08, 2012

Proposition 37 defeat great victory for agriculture, truth

California voters decisively rejected the mislabeled Proposition 37 “right to know” food labeling initiative by a huge margin. It was an amazing come....More
Nov 07, 2012

After contentious election, it’s time to heal

The challenge — for winners and losers — will be a big one. Somehow, the U.S. Congress must put aside its stubbornness and intractability and find a....More
Oct 27, 2012

Seeking trout is motivation to exercise

For the last few years I’ve promised myself from time to time that I would begin the process of getting back into shape....More
Oct 24, 2012

Prop 37 judgment day upon us

Prop 37 was still winning with the latest voter poll, but the margin has closed considerably. It was passing by only 8 percentage points a couple of....More
Oct 23, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
Oct 18, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to our winners!! I have been very pleased with the response for the contest and I want to thank everyone that entered and voted on....More
Oct 15, 2012

World’s greatest squirrel hunter abandons dying friend

There is something indescribably pure about squirrel hunting. Deer hunting can bring derangement and dishonesty, but squirrel hunting offers less....More
Oct 15, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
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