Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Faces of Public Plant Breeding: Michael Mazourek

Michael Mazourek is the Calvin Noyes Keeney assistant professor of Plant Breeding in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. Dr Mazourek works on the genetic improvement of peppers, cucurbits and snap peas for disease resistance, organic … Continue reading

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Faces of Public Plant Breeding: Adrienne Shelton

Adrienne Shelton is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, earning a Master’s and PhD with Dr. Bill Tracy. Her research includes analyzing the inheritance of genetic traits that confer high planting density tolerance in sweet corn … Continue reading

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An Organic Farmer Responds to AC21′s Proposal

The Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture’s draft recommendations add to the burden already carried by organic and non-GE producers struggling to deal with the aftermath of releasing an uncontrollable, patented agricultural technology into the environment. The report … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Breeding for Organic Farms

The organic movement has grown because many recognize that the path of breeding and farming that humanity is presently engaged in needs to change if it is to lead to healthier humans and a healthier planet. In conception and practice, … Continue reading

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