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Washington’s Water Laws: Favoring Fish over Residents

Legal conflict concerning Washington’s water laws has intensified over the last four years. One of the most recent rulings, Hirst v. Whatcom County, has brought the debate over water rights to a head in our communities and our courts....

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Advances in Genetic Engineering Are Changing the Field Genetic engineering has evolved dramatically since the first GMO Flavr Savr tomato hit grocery store shelves in 1994. Today, we’re way past the “Frankenfoods” of the ‘90s, when we worried about genetic...

Going Gluten Free?

3 Million Going Gluten Free without Celiac Disease Celiac disease rates have held steady in recent years at less than one percent of the U.S. population, but more than three million non-celiac Americans now follow a gluten free diet, according...

Update: Glyphosate and Cancer

In January, a judge ordered that the state of California can require Monsanto to label its Roundup product as a possible cancer threat. The court ruled on the basis of a 2015 monograph from the International Agency for Research...

Truth About Snake River Dams

Fact or Fiction: Truth About Breaching the Snake River Dams Debates and court battles about the future of the Snake River Dams have persisted for decades as opponents of the dams’ existence argue vehemently that breaching them is the only...

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned So THIS is the face of corporate farming; The American family. According to a 2012 United States Department of Agriculture census, 97-percent of all U.S. farms are family-owned. The USDA’s National...

USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES

USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES… Foods labeled with the USDA Certified Organic logo, doesn’t mean there was never any pesticides used while growing the product. In fact, the USDA has a list of approved pesticides that organic farmers may...

GMO – One of the Good Guys

GMO - One of the Good guys GMO is one of the most misunderstood tools of high-tech farming. The names used to describe GM seeds including "GMO and genetically engineered" can sound threatening to consumers, and have created marketing disadvantages for products...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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Biotech Partnerships

Biotech seeds have been approved by global safety agencies for nearly 20 years.  The following agencies have approved biotech crops to be as safe and...

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