It's time for Jerry Brown to exercise courageous leadership that fixes the long-time mismanagement and corporate abuse of water that threatens the future of California's economy and agriculture. There are no easy shortcuts: the governor must govern.
Demands on the Colorado River exceed the river's average supply, and this problem is projected to get worse as populations continue to grow and as climate changes increase temperatures and reduce runoff.
With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.
Why make such a fuss about the Supreme Court's vote to lift the ban on Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa? Because more than alfalfa is at stake: Monsanto's GMOs are in almost every processed thing we eat. Details (and recipes!) inside.
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Roundup Ready Alfalfa case (PDF) has drawn a mixture of reactions. To help us better understand this decision, CUpS sat down with Craig Johnston, professor of environmental law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Environmental and food safety advocates are cheering the attention that the use of genetically-engineered plants will get in an upcoming Monsanto appeal, but worry that the USDA will short-circuit the appeals process.