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 six 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 […]