Occupy Our Food Supply →
mollyfamous: Occupy Our Food Supply is bringing together the Occupy, sustainable farming, food justice, buy local, slow food, and environmental movements for a global day of action on February 27, 2012. Inspired by the theme of CREATE/RESIST, thousands will come together to creatively confront corporate control of our food supply and take action to build healthy, accessible food systems for all....
If You Want More Local Food, Stop Criminalizing... →
peaksigns: This government crackdown on family farmers is absurd given the current sordid state of our food/farm system and the urgent need to relocalize agriculture for the sake of our health, as well as that of the planet. Study after study has shown that the most dangerous food is usually that which has endured the most processing and traveled the furthest. Read more…
Who says Big Food doesn’t listen? These days like much of America I drink dark Image (C) Starbucks Corp. and used without permission. roasts but it has been a point of contention with Starbucks since I popped into a nicely appointed little shop across the street from Seattle’s Pike Place Market one winter’s day in the mid-70’s. I was delighted that the board listed a...
If you are interested in land use, planning, food systems and urban design follow this fellow. He’s bright.
NSFW: Something in this picture is obscene.
Okay, that was hyperbole, but you will have noted the apparent light texture of the soil in the recently cultivated field and the obvious sandy quality of the track. While I’m neither a soil scientist nor an agronomist I believe that this is a soil-type that would benefit greatly from conservation tillage, or even no-till. As always, comments and corrections are welcome. Any guesses as to...
Map the Meal Gap →
This is an exceptional project, and yes, funded in part by ConAgra, a bastion of industrial agriculture. Take a while to explore the maps, charts, and methodology of Feedingamerica.org . (Disclosure: I worked for ConAgra as a teen. They fired me while giving me a good recommendation, and probably saved my life by doing so.) publicquestion: an executive summary of child food insecurity from...
Indian Government Files Biopiracy Lawsuit Against... →
kadbudugorjeligradovi: By Jonathan Benson – Natural News Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent… (click the title to continue reading)