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.
Kathleen Merrigan promoted local and organic foods in an agency that has for years been infatuated with big commodity ag.
If the “Monsanto rider” becomes law, no judge could halt genetically modified foods from making it onto your table. Is that so wrong?
The USDA tells farmers to decrease their risk by diversifying their crops. But when subsidies make corn so profitable, it’s an uphill battle to change planting habits.
The first lady calls on the food industry to lead the fight against obesity. But since junk food is still better for the bottom line, it’ll take laws, not just encouragement, to fix our food system.
Forget what Monsanto’s told you: A group of subsistence farmers is breaking harvest records without GMOs or artificial herbicides and fertilizers.
Monsanto takes it on the chin as scientists uncover disappointing GM crop yields, more states introduce labeling bills, and the Supreme Court tees up a patent case against the company.
A USDA report predicts tough times ahead for U.S. agriculture. Meanwhile, many farmers don’t see climate change as a problem.
A new government report says greens are the No. 1 cause of food-borne illness. Should we all stop eating salad now?