This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
GMO alfalfa, sugar beets, canola: U.S. trends
Here’s a quick summary of trends in alfalfa (green), sugarbeets (red), and canola (blue):
Canola hovers at around 90% of total, sugar beets at 95%, and alfalfa (a perennial) is just getting started at a bit over 10%, but rising.
Why? According to data summarized by USDA, yields are higher and herbicide use and labor costs are lower.