Creating Cosmo: A GMO Bull Story

August 13, 2020

Earlier this year, while much of North America was hunkering down for a quarantine, researchers at UC Davis were celebrating the birth of a unique calf. Cosmo the bull-calf.  Festive balloons read, “It’s A Boy!”  Those balloons could be bought in bulk, seeing as the whole point of this engineering process was to encourage cattle… » Read more

What’s Soil Health Got to Do With GMOs? Part 2

July 23, 2020

Read Part 1 of this blog “Unkindness to anything means an injustice to that thing.” —  George Washington Carver In 1896, the soil conservationist George Washington Carver joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Carver was determined to regenerate agricultural soil that had been depleted by intense cotton production under the plantation system…. » Read more

From Paddock to Plate : A Butter Lover’s Blog, Sponsored by Lewis Road Creamery

July 16, 2020

In 2011, Peter Cullinane had an idea. He was at a grocery store, searching for some high-quality butter to go with the baguette and ham he’d put aside for lunch. He knew that while the right butter could turn a simple meal into a symphony, the wrong butter could be a train wreck (not to… » Read more

Farmer hand holding a fresh young plant. Symbol of new life and environmental conservation

What’s Soil Health Got to Do With GMOs? Part 1

July 10, 2020

A telescope pointed at the sky and a microscope pointed at the Earth both uncover mysterious and little-known realms. Soil might not evoke the romance of space, if the number of blockbuster movies set there is any indication (*Dear Paul Rudd: Antman is uniquely qualified to reverse this trend. Have at it.) But soil is… » Read more