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Alfalfa

A Narrow Loss, But GE Labeling Is On Its Way

Paul Towers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

Let's have a more transparent conversation about the direction of our farming system, starting with crops engineered to withstand an ever-growing amount of pesticide use.

Alfalfa: Does It Belong in Pet Food?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Alfalfa is an ingredient in many commercially-available dog and cat foods, and consumers are beginning to ask whether this forage really belongs in th...

Fixing the Colorado River: First Steps

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

A Saratoga Interlude

Liz O'Connell | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Grazing horses on lead shanks under the rustling, feather-leafed locusts; chatting about horses, history and more horses with a lifelong friend, while keeping an eye on our wards.

New Lawsuit Filed Over GMO Alfalfa

Slashfood | Jason Best, Posted Mar 22nd 2011 @ 3:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

The next skirmish over genetically modified foods is getting underway, pitting a coalition of environmental, consumer and food-safety groups against t...

GM and Organic Co-Existence: Why We Really Just Can't Get Along

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Last Friday, the USDA announced the partial deregulation of genetically modified sugar beets. If you eat beef or take milk and sugar in your coffee, here is why you should care.

Contamination From Genetically Modified Alfalfa Certain

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agricultu...

Pollan, Schlosser & More: United In Opposition To GE Alfalfa

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem to spontaneously unite in opposition. This is one of those times.

Dear Secretary Vilsack: Please Reconsider the Fate of Our Milk

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

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.

USDA Officially Approves Genetifically Modified Alfalfa

Barry Estabrook at The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved the unrestricted planting...

Meatless Monday: Going to (GMO) Seed

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

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.

Monsanto v. Geerston Seed Farms: The Supreme Court Alfalfa Decision (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Gerendasy

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.

Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Case: Genetically Modified Alfalfa Ban Lifted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The Supreme Court on Monday lifted a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, despite claims they mig...

Stop GE Alfalfa: Consumers Care About GE Contamination

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) sued USDA on behalf of farmers and others regarding its approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa.

USDA Says Genetically-Engineered Alfalfa is Safe for Environment

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

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.

Palin Attending Alfalfa Club Dinner Because Of Obama: UPDATED WITH OBAMA REMARKS

ABC News/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED January 31st, 9:56PM*** The exclusive Alfalfa dinner took place tonight, where politicians roast each other. Sarah Palin attended specifi...