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Seed Savvy :: 2

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Years ago, I was disappointed with the limited varieties of vegetable seeds available. 1,091 more words

Published Work

Translating the Language of Seed Packets: Hybrid, Heirloom, non-GMO, and more

I recently wrote an article for the Garden Professors, another blog I contribute to regularly, on the information and misinformation you might find on a seed packet.  142 more words

Vegetable Gardening


I have only been to Whole Foods two times before: once to buy dark chocolate covered almonds (my fave) while living in Kentucky and once when my mom and I tried to find something funky to cook for dinner (we found purple potatoes). 519 more words

Application for Director of Millennial Engagement following Bayer merger

At one time in the not too distant past, I dreamed of working in communications for Monsanto. There is something so appealing about a stable, corporate job that would allow me to advocate for a technology I believed in, from the front lines; I could put my passion for food security and my belief that better science communication would help the conversation around agricultural innovation to good use. 801 more words

Penman No. 286: Bringing Science to the People

Penman for Monday, January 15, 2018


JUST BEFORE the Christmas break, I had a chance to speak to three different groups—the local media in Iloilo, the Philippine Genome Center in UP, and the Philippine Information Agency—about popularizing technical information, of the kind produced by academic and government institutions, especially in their research. 752 more words

Art & Culture

Is It Time for Genetically Modified Bananas in Uganda?

Uganda is the world’s second largest producer of banana crop, with individuals consuming around 1.5 pounds of banana every day. Due to this major need for the success of banana crops within the country, plant pests and diseases are ever more threatening. 386 more words


Percy Schmeiser - A TRUE Canadian Hero

In May of 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 5-4 vote, ruled that Percy Schmeiser, a canola farmer in Saskatchewn, violated Monsanto Canada’s patent on its “novel” invention of genetically modified – ‘Roundup Ready’- canola seeds. 400 more words