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Google looks to plant a field of satellite dishes in Iowa

www.engadget.com
Iowa. Fertile home to 14 million acres of corn, nine million acres of soybeans, and -- if the FCC looks favorably on a recent application from Farmer Google -- a blooming array of 15-foot satellite dishes too. The request for a "receive only earth station" comes from Google Fiber, and...
Google looks to plant a field of satellite dishes in Iowa

Forget armchair activism, new app Buycott helps people shop with a conscience

pandodaily.com
In theory, most of us are opposed to the idea of esoteric chemicals and other potentially toxic things in our food. When pressed, not many people are going to say “I hate the environment and prefer to eat chemical-laden packaged foods.” But in practice, that’s not always how it works...
Forget armchair activism, new app Buycott helps people shop with a conscience

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

www.nytimes.com
Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time

www.allfacebook.com
For many college students, exams are right around the corner. Late nights, pots of coffee, and piles of textbooks loom on the horizon. There is so much stress around exam time that it’s necessary to give yourself a break every once in a while, and increasingly students are turning to...
The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time
Farmer vs. biotech: Supreme Court will decide if soybean seeds get copy protection

75-Year-Old Farmer Takes On Monsanto Over Patent Law

www.fastcompany.com
Meet Vernon Hugh Bowman. He just wanted a cheaper option for his second crop of the season. But did he do it illegally? A case on the Supreme Court's docket this week is shining light onto the growing and changing world of patents in farming, particularly the practice of...
75-Year-Old Farmer Takes On Monsanto Over Patent Law

Monsanto May Be Forced To Repay Brazilian GM Soybean Royalties Worth Billions Of Dollars

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When the history of modern Brazil comes to be written, a special place will be reserved for the soybean, the powerful farmers that grow it -- and the deforestation it is driving. And at the center of that tale will be Monsanto, with its patented "Roundup Ready" crop, so called...
Monsanto May Be Forced To Repay Brazilian GM Soybean Royalties Worth Billions Of Dollars
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