Who owns the seeds bought by farmers and gardeners?

Aug 14, 2017
As companies like Monsanto and DuPont gain patent rights to seeds, one group of plant breeders is trying to create an alternate open access seed market.
Brian Campbell and Crystine Goldberg are breeding seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative on their farm near Bellingham, Washington.
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Food is at the center of US-UK trade concerns

Aug 11, 2017
The big fear is that America will flood the market with cheap produce.
Pedigree Aberdeen Angus beef cattle on a farm in Macclesfield, England. 
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China slows GMO crop exports from U.S.

Apr 5, 2017
Regulators in China are slowing the pace of approving genetically modified crop varieties grown by U.S. producers. Those are crops engineered to resist things like bugs and weedkillers. China is the largest export market for genetically modified soybeans from the U.S, and folks with ties to U.S. agriculture are worried the slower pace of approvals […]

Jack and the non-GMO beanstalk

Oct 4, 2016
The path to market for non-GMO soybeans is complex.
This label on non-biotech soybeans includes information about the farmer and lot number from which it came. The beans have also been tested for any genetically modified materials to vouchsafe their integrity.
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After decades of wariness, China to grow GMOs

Aug 11, 2016
The country will push to commercialize genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Farmers sow corn seeds with a grain drill at a field in Chiping County, in east China's Shandong province.
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Why sugar beet farmers are all in on GMOs

Aug 9, 2016
If consumers turn against GMO crops, however, farmers know they'll have to adapt
Duck (Daniel) Younggren in one of his sugar beet fields in Hallock, Minn. His family has been growing sugar beets there since 1965 and started using genetically modified seeds nearly a decade ago.
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Long and Short: Credit, GMOs, millennial housing and Captain America

Marketplace’s Jed Kim and The Atlantic’s Gillian White talk about their best bets of the week.
Actor Chris Evans arrives at the premiere Of Marvel's 'Captain America:The Winter Soldier on March 13, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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Target wants to know how you think about groceries

May 12, 2016
Target is testing how shoppers respond to information about foods' origins and freshness.
Seijen Takamura, the lead designer with the Food + Future coLab, talks to target shopper Nedra Henry.
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GMO acreage falls — along with commodity prices

Apr 13, 2016
For crops where GMO seeds are big, they're 90 percent of the market
Corn grows in a field near Roscoe, Illinois.
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