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Monsanto News Roundup: A Bad Seed

Monsanto has been making headlines again. It seems Monsanto, the agri-biotech mega-corp, is a bad seed indeed. Where to start? First off, sugar beets. This super sweet variety beet is used in 44 percent of all U.S. sugar production. After the USDA approved planting Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beet seeds genetically altered to withstand Roundup […]

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What exactly is ‘Organic’ produce?

Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the food we eat. Strict regulations, known as ‘standards’, define what organic farmers can and cannot do – and place a strong emphasis on the protection of wildlife and the environment. In organic farming: pesticides are severely restricted – instead organic farmers develop nutrient-rich soil […]

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