Last week’s featured article, Organic on the Offensive, inspired strong reactions from people on both sides of the genetically modified agriculture debate. Among the responses Sage received was a letter from Don Patterson, a Virginian farmer and the man who helped catalyze the lawsuit.
A group of farmers are waging a class-action lawsuit against giant GM seed company Monsanto. The farmers’ argument? “An invention that poisons people is not patentable.” Ben Goldfarb explores an ongoing case with the power to revolutionize the way America grows its food.
Jan McAlpine is Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat in support of all 193 countries in the United Nations. The UNFF works to bring about the conservation, management and sustainable development of all types of forests. This includes a focus on the entire landscape—on people, soils, water, more »
In the wake of continually declining lobster stocks in Connecticut, Tahria Sheather follows one of the state’s few remaining full-time lobstermen, Mike Theiler, out for a day of hauling to explore what it’s really like to be a lobsterman these days in Long Island Sound and capture what is fast becoming an endangered livelihood.
he golden promise of marine protected areas – ocean swaths set aside for the management of natural and cultural marine resources – may prove empty by mid-century. As global climate warms, so does ocean temperature, forcing species habitats pole-ward. Marine protected areas (MPAs) don’t tail along. Though the United States manages a network of more than 1,600 MPAs, climate change, more »