Tag Archive | monsanto

The Post Heirloom Expo Post

Whew! Time to catch up. Already a week has passed since I arrived in Santa Rosa for my third Heirloom Expo. They switched up a lot of things, and I personally had a bad location for my booth, but all in all it was a great time. I attended these presentations: “MONOCULTURE-Past and Current Issues, […]

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

A Little Taste: KEEPER Excerpt

My last post introduced you to Keeper, book 4 in the Seed Savers series. Today I offer you a taste. Without further ado, here is excerpt 3, taken from Chapter 10-It’s All A Lie: Rose lay awake into the wee hours of the night, trying to reconcile how Lily and Ana could be criminals. She […]

The Religion of No Religion: Where Diversity Falls Short

Recently, I noticed a conversation under a review of one of my books on its Amazon page. The initial commenter, after reading a long and thorough review of the book, left a comment saying they were sorry to hear there was a “Christian theme” in the book because he/she was an atheist and had wanted to […]

Tricks or Treats: Treasure on Sale

It’s no trick. Treasure, first book in the Seed Savers series, is currently on sale across all ebook platforms for only 99 cents! How do you know if this series is for you? Do you like books with adventure, but not gore? Do you like fiction books that are sprinkled with facts? … social commentary in […]

What About All the Flyers in the Mail Telling Me to Vote No on 92? (Just Label It, Part 2)

(If you’re coming to the table late and aren’t sure what a GMO actually is, you’ll want to read Just Label It, Part 1 first) So you’ve read my first post and gather that I’m a Vote Yes on 92 person. But what about all of those print and tv ads you are seeing, insisting […]

What the Heck is a GMO? (Just Label It, Part 1)

If you live in Oregon or Colorado, you have the great privilege in November to stand up to the big corporations and let them know you won’t be bought. I’m talking about measure 92 in Oregon and prop 105 in Colorado that call for labeling groceries containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There’s a lot to […]

Wow–You’re One of Us!

“Wow, You’re One of Us!” It was an exclamation I heard from across the way at the iris booth. The venue was the National Heirloom Expo which took place recently in Santa Rosa, California and is billed as The World’s Pure Food Fair. And though I don’t know what exactly the reference was toward, the […]

The Food Revolution — Let’s Win This One

  If food is the new cool, why aren’t people gobbling up my book series? I read an article in the USA Today trending page calling food “the new cool” and asserting that “food has become the topic du jour and consumes consumers.” And it’s true. People today are getting back to the basics when […]

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]