Politico: A-MAZE-ING Industrial Hemp

8/15/16 By Helena Bottemiller Evich Full news briefing A-MAZE-ING INDUSTRIAL HEMP: Forget corn mazes – this fall, a farmer just south of Nashville is trying to make a statement and bring awareness to a long-forgotten crop by opening what is said to be the state’s first hemp maze. Clint Palmer and Paige Thompson have carved Continue Reading

Rutland Herald Op-Ed: A hemp future

By Mia Feraleto August 14, 2016 Full Op-Ed In an effort to inform and educate Americans on the importance of industrial hemp to our health and the health of our economy, I created and produced a series of events in New York City this past February and March entitled, HEMP NY CITY. Presentations were held Continue Reading

NPR: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

August 1, 2016 By Dan Charles Full Article When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes. He’s seeing it in field after field. Similar damage is turning up Continue Reading

VT Digger: Vermont attorney general yields to feds on GMO labeling

Aug. 3, 2016, 5:46 pm by Mike Polhamus Full Article Attorney General Bill Sorrell said he won’t seek to enforce Vermont’s law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients now that the president has signed legislation addressing the issue. Vermont’s Act 120, which went into effect July 1, was pre-empted when President Barack Obama Continue Reading

Huffington Post: GMO Labeling Efforts Reveal Best and Worst of Democracy

7/29/16 By Ken Roseboro Full Article State laws resulted from citizen action; national bill ignored citizens’ wishes in favor of corporate interests In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were Continue Reading