Lina Mai

Small Farmers Question Role in Organic Food Chain

by Lina Mai When Meredith Poczontek spotted squash beetles on the tomato plants on her 14-acre farm in Hudson, Ohio, she used Monterey Garden Insect Spray, an approved organic insecticide. Poczontek, who founded Gray Fox Farm┬ásix years ago, spreads manure instead of chemical fertilizer and pulls weeds by hand as an alternative to using herbicide. […]

When journalists are silenced

I was doing some research into case studies for a lesson on journalism ethics, and I came across an article about how two Fox News reporters were fired because of a report about Monsanto’s use of a genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST). The reporters uncovered that Monsanto was lying about the effects […]