Seeding Power: The Other Problem with GM Crops

Date: 5 Jul 2000 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

No one knows what effect genetically modified foods will eventually have on the environment or on human bodies, but one thing is certain: the benefits of using GM seed will accrue mainly to a handful of corporations. The top-down ownership structure of biotechnology is in stark contrast to the burgeoning organic foods movement, which embraces independent farms and supports local economies. By Brian Levy… Read More

Why Minnesotans Should Not Subsidize the Burning of Poultry Manure

Why Minnesotans Should Not Subsidize the Burning of Poultry Manure Testimony by David Morris Against Minnesota House Bill No. 2757 Before the House Regulated Industries Subcommittee February 16, 2000 My name is David Morris. I am Vice President of the … Read More

Report: Taxes, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Date: 5 Nov 1998 | posted in: agriculture, Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This Novemeber 1998 report by David Morris and John Bailey examines the impact of a proposed $1.5 billion ecological tax shift proposal on Minnesota’s agricultural sector. Overall, the net impact is beneficial for Minnesota farmers that are growing crops. On a statewide level, the carbon tax raises costs to farmers by about $59.1 million while the property tax reduction lowers costs by $92 million. The benefit varies by crop and by farm size. Soybean farmers do better than corn farmers, large farmers do better than small farmers.… Read More

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