Posting History for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
|The Family Afterward: West Virginia Four Months After The Freedom Industries Chemical Spill
“Put a marshmallow on it.” he told her. “I'm telling you, fish love the marshmallows. Helps 'em to see the bait underwater. Normally it's hard for fish to see bait moving around, but the ...
|We kicked Monsanto's Ass!
Election night in Jackson County Oregon. One County measure 15-119 was a measure to ban the growing of GMO crops in Jackson County. We were outspent by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer and DuPont by more ...
|Tell Your Representatives to Oppose HR 3964, the Delta Destruction Bill
Restore the Delta, a coalition opposing Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, has launched an action alert to oppose the "Emergency Water ...
|Kos Katalogue Blogathon: Malls? We doan need no stinkin' malls! We got each other!
I gave up on shopping in malls several decades ago. If you find me in a mall these days, it's only because I had no other choice (that's where the local Apple Store is in Ann Arbor, unfortunately, ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Fights Back Against GMO Salmon "Frankenfish"
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) regarding the GMO salmon known as "Frankenfish":
|AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Wants You To Tell The FDA To Reject GMO Salmon A.K.A. Frankenfish
Received this e-mail today from Senator Mark Begich (D. AK) regarding the FDA and GMO salmon known as "Frankenfish":
|Still think Big-Ag is the answer? Read Bittman.
Let’s at last recognize that there are two food systems, one industrial and one of small landholders, or peasants if you prefer. The peasant system is not only here for good, it’s arguably more ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Praises Senate Plan To End The Monsanto Protection Act
Here's some good news for ya: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/25/senate-democrats-move-to-end-monsanto-protection-act/
|37 million bees died in Ontario. Do you want to guess how?
This might be the largest die off of bees yet due to neonicotinoids.
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR): Summer is here, and you know what I love? Corn on ...
|AK-Sen: Senate Committee Passes Mark Begich's (D) Amendment Requiring GMO Label For Frankenfish
Here's some good news: http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1325frankenfish-legislation-on-the-move An amendment to require ...
|Monsanto: A Beginner's Guide to the World’s Most Dangerous Corporation
Monsanto has been around over a hundred years, and while it has a history of questionable ethics and practice—including helping to create and hide health risks associated with DDT and Agent Orange �
|How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others
This is an article I just published on Alternet that sums up the theme of my upcoming book. It's probably the most important thing I've ever written. I would be very grateful if you would read it. ...
|In Praise of the Lowly Dandelion
Everyday, on the teevee, I see commercials advertising weedkillers. And the most unpopular weed is the Dandelion. People all over this great nation, are obsessed with the sterile, uniformity of ...
|Living A Green Lifestyle: A One Year Report Card
Almost a year ago to this exact day I realized I was being something of a hypocrite. Here and in my personal life with family and friends I talked 24/7 about living a "green" lifestyle. Having a ...
|Activists Rally Around Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Facing Criminal Charges
As snow started to fall, a Mennonite dairy farmer arrived at the courthouse in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on March 2 for a hearing on four charges against him related to the production and distribution of ...
|American Indian Forest Management
This is a quamash (camas) meadow. You can see the life-giving camas plants as the violet-blue flowers. The major tree species are the sacred oak ( Quercus alba and other spp. ) and madrone ( ...
|Adventure of a Lifetime: Removing Poachers' Snares in Africa
Habari (hello) from Kenya! I am here for three weeks, researching food, agriculture, hunger, and what the U.S. government is doing about it through foreign aid. However, I took a three-day detour to ...
|What Can You Do To Avoid Monsanto's New, Deadlier Neurotoxic Sweetener? Very Little
Short of completely avoiding processed food, growing your own, and getting to know your local farmer, there is very little you can realistically do to avoid ingesting Neotame, the new and improved ...
|our daily bread, Belgian style
I visited family in the US over Christmas, and was stuck by (among other things) how differently Americans and Belgians organize food for their families. I thought I would share a few of my ...
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|Finally! The FDA Restricts Use of Antibiotics in Livestock
New York Times After ...
|Feliz Cumpleaños, El Galpon!
Back in May, I told you about one of my favorite places in Buenos Aires, El ...
|Farmworkers Reality Tour: A Smack in the Face.
Having lived my entire life within a 1 hour drive of Watsonville I was not completely naive of the migrant farm worker’s plight. My early years were spent growing up in a “comfortable” lower ...
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|Wandering thru a Watsonville Migrant Camp (w/ Video)
Last Sunday a group of Kossacks including MB, Navajo, Citisven, Norm, Glen the Plumber, Remembrance, catilinus and myself mad a trip down to Watsonville in the Pajaro Valley to visit ...
|The Key To Rainforest Destruction and Child Slavery Might Be In Your Pantry
Normally, I do not cross-post my articles ...
|Are Dreams Dead?
With the news all full of frustration and anger, is it possible that a dream can still come true? I hope so, because we have a unique chance to make it happen. But it will take a little help ...
|Closing Out Another Portland Summer: A Farmers' Market Photo Diary
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|How Coffee Goes from Harvest to Roasting
I just got back from 2 weeks in Bolivia, and during my time there I had the good fortune to visit a coffee processing facility that let our group of enthusiastic gringos take coffee from harvest to ...
|Just some quick food porn from Montreal
I've been spending the last few days at the Ecocity World Summit in Montreal. It's been a truly fantastic conference with amazing speakers and superb hosts. ...
|The Dead of Summer
Even the most established and experienced market and CSA farmers in the Austin and Central Texas areas are saying that this spring-summer season in our area has been the hardest that they have EVER ...
|Buying Local Everything
A popular slogan around Madison's farmer's markets (and probably elsewhere) is "Buy Local Everything." It's an effective slogan, and it crossed my mind last evening as I drove past the tiny, one-...
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|Monsanto in Haiti
Based on reporting from Haiti-based Haiti Grassroots Watch and ...
|Sugar Politics and Why Our Children are Paying the Price
We are facing a major epidemic in this country that could mean our children will be the first generation to not live longer than their parents. Nothing illustrates the perverseness of subsidies ...
|Living Simply: Zero waste in frugal times
For my first diary here on zero waste, I'd like to start off with a green disclaimer--zero waste is not the most important thing a person can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Taking public ...
|Five Vegetables You’ve Never Heard of That are Helping to End Hunger
Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet . No single food can put an end to hunger. But worldwide there are ...
|The Case for Raising Farm Subsidies
Farm commodity subsidies are absurd, so they make great news stories and action alerts. They’re almost always misunderstood, however, and easily lead progressive activists astray.
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|Saffron is a Family Affair
Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’...
|Indians 101: Southeastern Agriculture
When the Spanish first arrived in what is now the Southeastern United States, they found Indian nations that had been agriculturalists for more than a thousand years. In 1539, the Spanish explorer ...
|El Galpon - Sustainable Choices in Buenos Aires
Living in a new country provides lots of unique challenges. For me, one of the hardest has been trying to live sustainably. Okay, that has to be a little bit of a joke, really, because our military ...
|Lies, Dioxins, Sewage Sludge, Hollywood Celebs, and School Gardens
Some things should go together, like peanut butter and jelly, cute pictures of cats and the internet, and kids and gardens. Some things don't belong together, like sewage sludge laden with dioxins ...
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|I Dare You: Put Sewage Sludge In Your Mouth
A new Washington Post piece by Darryl Fears ...
|Interview with Locavore Legend Joan Gussow
As much as I love locavore legend Joan Gussow's books, I love her for so much more than that. I love her because she was undoubtedly one of the first to GET the problems of industrial agriculture ...
|Oh! Oh! OMG! Oh yes! UN Report Just Gave Me an Orgasm
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier de Schutter released a report on agroecology today, which you can access at http://www.srfood.org . And. It. ...
|Report: 2/28 Florida Farmworker March in Boston
It didn't feel like Florida. It was cold and wet, the ...
|Hate HFCS? Pretty Soon, You Might Not Know You're Eating It (ACTION)
The Corn Refiners Association, no doubt upset by the consumer backlash against high fructose corn syrup, has a simple solution to their problem. They want ...
|Scientists 'Debunk' Anti-Biotech Letter
There's a new post on Food Safety News about a formidable team of Purdue scientists who ...
|Sustainable Food News of the Week
Here's some of the top sustainable food & ag news happening right now. Thanks to homo neurotic for his contribution! Here's a ...
|A Scientific Bombshell Dropped This Week
This week, something big happened. The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) published a letter on their website, written by Dr. Don ...
|Tools for Finding Sustainable Food & Ag News
Yesterday I proposed we do a regular series of sustainable food & agriculture news. Today I'd like to share my favorite sources of food & ag news with folks who like to follow this stuff, and I'm ...
|Sustainable Food & Ag News of the Day
I frequently do a news roundup for my own blog, La Vida Locavore , featuring what I feel are some of the most notable food and agriculture-related articles ...
|Republican Plans for Dismantling the EPA
It's amazing how different my world is from the world the House Ag Committee Republicans live in. You see, I'm constantly ticked at the EPA for not protecting the environment enough . You know,
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