A public library in small Pennsylvania town offered a new public resource for its patrons: a seed library. That is, until the state Department of Agriculture pulled the rug out from under the plan. Launched on April 26, the seed library at Mechanicsburg's Joseph T. Simpson Public Library would have held all heirloom, and preferable … Continue reading Agri-terrorism

Approval of GE Soybean in South Africa

Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Oakland US—19 March2013—Civil society groups from South Africa, Latin America- especially Brazil, Argentina- and the United States are deeply disturbed by the recent decision by the South African GMO authorities to grant approval for the import into South Africa, of Dow’s genetically engineered (GE) soybean variety (DAS-44406-6). This variety … Continue reading Approval of GE Soybean in South Africa


35 modern words that have been added to the Oxford dictionary, one being frankenfood. Definition of Frankenfood noun [mass noun] informal, derogatory genetically modified food: they want to sell us Frankenfood [count noun]: lab-engineered Frankenfoods Origin: 1990s: from Frankenstein + food Sauce