Biotech

Thoughts on Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto

soybean

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Bowman v. Monsanto involving an Indiana farmer who allegedly bought commodity seed from an elevator and used that seed to plant another crop.  Monsanto argues this act would infringe on its technology use agreement.  To me it sounds like Bowman did this knowingly violating the agreement.  Personally, […]

2012 in review

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who has visited this blog in 2012!  Here’s a rundown of some stats provided by WordPress.  I had more than double the traffic here than I did in 2011.  Let’s see if we can double it again in 2013!  Thanks again for reading, commenting, sharing, and subscribing.  See […]

Long-Term Glyphosate Use Effect on Wheat

Wheat and Glyphosate

Critics of conventional farming often decry the use of herbicides.  Herbicides that are not organic anyway.  That’s all fine and dandy, but the problem I see with the arguments some people present is they contain no substance.  Take a look at this Facebook post on the Kellogg’s Facebook page that I shared to my blog page to […]

Corn Use, Food Prices, and Ethanol

High commodity prices have reignited the food versus fuel debate.  Not that it ever really went away, but with farmers reaping high prices for several months now you can see how it’s easy for those who don’t have the right information to make the connection that high commodity prices directly lead to high food prices.  […]

Ethanol Gets More Cost Effective……Again

One of the subjects I’ve been making an effort to learn more about since starting this blog is that of biofuels.  I have to admit, before I really started looking into renewable fuels I was in the camp that wanted our energy independence to come from getting our own oil here at home.  I still think […]