Privileged Students Protest Vitamin A Rich Bananas

As an Iowa State University graduate, I’m often filled with pride when I hear about activities happening on the campus that I called home for four years.  My husband Dave and I graduated from ISU’s Agriculture Department, and I later worked in both the Food Science Department running taste tests on apples and at the Horticulture Farm doing field research.  Both departments feel a little … Continue reading Privileged Students Protest Vitamin A Rich Bananas

How Much Pesticide Does Monsanto Use?

Monsanto Hawaii: BIG Pesticide Users

Over the course of the past year, we have watched groups like Babes Against Biotech (BAB), The Center for Food Safety (CFS), and SHAKA do an interesting dance in Hawaii.  The “Babes” have been shaking their…fists at the seed industry and its supposed environmental harm since 2012.  In 2014 SHAKA introduced a ballot initiative targeting seed companies in Maui County.  First they claimed it was about the … Continue reading Monsanto Hawaii: BIG Pesticide Users