Ask Food Retailers to Reject GMO Fish

Ask Food Retailers to Reject GMO Fish
The FDA has set in motion the approval of the first food from a genetically engineered animal when it released its environmental assessment (EA) of AquaBounty’s “AquAdvantage” transgenic salmon. During its required 60-day public comment period, the FDA has already received an earful from consumers who don’t want genetically engineered (GE) salmon – dubbed “frankenfish”… Read more »

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners
The second event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series is for people ready to take their seed saving to the next level. This workshop will cover basic and advanced seed concepts including basic taxonomy and botany, choosing the right variety or crop, ideal population sizes, preventing cross-pollination, selecting for improved varieties, seed maturation, seed harvest,… Read more »

Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Monsanto
Last week we posted about a potential landmark case being brought by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) against Monsanto. On Saturday, news broke that the judge has dismissed the case as unsubstantiated. In statements from the plaintiff’s lawyers, they indicated they may exercise their right to appeal the decision, although no official… Read more »

Monsanto vs. Farmers: Lawsuit has potential to turn the tables on GMO-giant

Monsanto vs. Farmers: Lawsuit has potential to turn the tables on GMO-giant
The group Food Democracy Now is running a support campaign centered on a lawsuit that asserts the rights of small, family farmers against GMO-giant Monsanto. Read their summary of recent events with the lawsuit, and sign their petition to support the case of the farmers.… Read more »

BASIL history explored in Acres USA, and 13th Annual Seed Swap!

BASIL history explored in Acres USA, and 13th Annual Seed Swap!
There is a wonderful article in the January issue of Acres USA detailing the rise of seed libraries over the past decade. The history of BASIL, which has been housed at the Ecology Center going on 13 years, is laid out as a fore-runner of many subsequent seed library projects. We’ve included an excerpt below,… Read more »