Archive | April, 2009

Monsanto's Mobile Technology Unit

Monsanto’s Mobile Technology Unit

Earlier in the week I visited Monsanto’s Mobile Technology Unit during its two-day exhibition at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. I first toured the MTU nearly two years ago at its media unveiling in St. Louis, and have again enjoyed it at Farm Science Review and Commodity Classic. You […]

This Just In: Sheepdogs Stress Sheep

This Just In: Sheepdogs Stress Sheep

The Kiwis have just discovered one of those immutable truths of nature: sheepdogs stress sheep. New Zealand supermarket chain Tesco has ordered sheep farmers producing lamb for its stores to discontinue the use of sheepdogs in tending their flocks, citing concerns for the well-being of the sheep:     A spokesperson for the store said: […]

So Right and So Wrong All At Once

So Right and So Wrong All At Once

Glenn Beck tackled the issue of food safety on his new FoxNews television broadcast this week, and featured a farmer from Ohio in the story. Tim Wightman, an Ohio dairyman involved in a self-described herd-share arrangement with six cows and an undisclosed number of shareholder “customers,” joined a representative of the National Independent Consumers and […]