Overnight we received a foot of very heavy wet snow – too heavy for the snowplow on our 4WD F250 plow truck to handle. So we’ve been using our Cat D-6 bulldozer to open the roads and clear the yard so that the trucks can get in to haul away the organic potatoes destined for delivery by Christmas….
BREAKING NEWS! MILLIONS OF CA VOTES UNCOUNTED. In just four urban California counties, 1.6 million votes remain uncounted. The CA Secretary of State's website indicates that Prop 37 is behind by 559,776 votes. "We’re faced with a scandal here. An early unwarranted projection against Prop 37 was made, when so many votes were still uncounted. Those votes are still uncounted.
Why should we believe anything that comes next?" Jim
On election night, not long after the polls closed in California, the announcement came out: Prop 37 was losing. A little while later, it was all over. 37 had gone down to defeat.
NEW INTERVIEW ABOUT LAWSUIT AND GMOs. Nick Meyer's unedited transcript of a recent interview. "Those of us who are organic farmers, particularly seed growers are very much aware of the mobile nature of pollen and…genetic pollen, transgenic pollen from GMO crops has an extreme likelihood of contaminating neighboring crops, organic or non-GMO conventional, so this has been on our radar screen for a quarter century. We feel as Americans we have the right to farm the way we want to on our farms without being trespassed upon by Monsanto." Jim
One look at organic farmer Jim Gerritsen and you know he means business. In a […]
BREAKING NEWS! National Coalition established to pass GMO Labeling laws in 23 states including AZ, CA, CT CO, FL, HI, ID, IL, IA, ME, MA, MN, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC , OR, PA, VT, VA, WA. Good news for the people, bad news for Monsanto. Jim
After 19 state legislatures last year considered bills to label genetically modified foods, the grassroots campaign in 23 states have formed The Coalition.
TEENAGE FARMER WORKING FOR CHANGE. In a world desperate for examples of clear thinking and commitment, meet 16 year old Sophia Vartanian. "Sara Dent, coordinator for the project, calls Vartanian 'a brilliant young agrarian. She’s using her voice as a food advocate for change, and she’s one of the small but growing number of incredible young people who are stepping up to farm.'" Jim & Megan
At 16, Sophia Vartanian is planning gardens, connecting young farmers, and getting ready to give a TED talk. What have you done recently?
CASE STUDY: MONSANTO’S INTERFACE WITH CONFLICTED ACADEMIA AND MEDIA. Prop 37: Public servants avoiding disclosure and doing the bidding of Monsanto? Read the evidence and you decide. Jim
REUTERS COVERAGE OF STUDY DOCUMENTING HIGHER PESTICIDE USE WITH GE CROPS. “Benbrook’s paper — published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe over the weekend and announced on Monday — undermines the value of both herbicide-tolerant crops and insect-protected crops, which were aimed at making it easier for farmers to kill weeds in their fields and protect crops from harmful pests, said Benbrook.” Jim