Tag Archive: Agriculture

‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Threatens To Squash Whistleblowers In Midwest

You may have heard bad things about big agriculture before. “Corporate domination”, “animal factory”, and “sewage city” are all buzz words thrown around about the industry. But now, there’s good news: soon, you may not have to hear about it anymore…because they won’t let you! A new bill preventing people from documenting conditions in factory farms is threatening to silence... View Article

February 12, 2013 11:15 am
Monsanto Update: Organic Farmers Are Not Giving Up

We’ve been covering a group of organic farmers’ battle against chemical and farming mega-corporation Monsanto for months now. After last month’s Brooklyn court decision ruling against the farmers’ coalition, it seems that the “Davids” of this story are down, but not out. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) filed a Notice of Appeal last week to reverse Judge... View Article

April 4, 2012 11:00 am
GMO Goliath Monsanto Crushes Organic David In Brooklyn Court

It was a hard loss for the organic farming community last week. Monsanto, the agricultural giant being sued on behalf of 300,000 growers, came out victorious when Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed a suit filed by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) that would have protected the rights of organic farmers against the mega-corporation. “We were surely disappointed and... View Article

March 7, 2012 10:03 am
Superbugs And Seed Patents: A Primer In GMOs And What’s Up With Monsanto

After last week’s story about a group of organic farmers who are currently suing agricultural giant Monsanto in a Brooklyn court to protect themselves and their crops, we wanted to look a little deeper into the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods, or GMOs. According to the World Health Organization, GMOs can be defined as “organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in... View Article

February 14, 2012 10:15 am
NYU Student Group Farm To Live Grows Organic Produce For Low Income Communities

Organic agriculture has recently become an immensely popular career choice for college graduates (even Brooklynites), and the NYU student initiative project “Farm to Live” is in the process of creating organic farms for the NYU community in the New York, New Jersey area. On the Farm To Live tumblr page, the group describes it mission “to grow free organic produce... View Article

December 7, 2011 10:15 am