A report released earlier this year by Jake Robert Claro, a graduate student at...– New study compares prices at farmers’ markets and supermarkets. Th results might surprise you.
Five things to watch in the Farm Bill →
This week, the Senate and House Agriculture committees will each mark up a new five-year farm bill that would cover farm and nutrition policy through 2018. The Senate markup will be Tuesday,and the House’s markup will be the next day. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., proposes to cut $23 billion over 10 years from a bill that costs close to $1 trillion, while House...
Women on the Farm: An Evolving Role →
Jenny Barker-Devine, author of “On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women’s Activism since 1945” discusses how the roles of farm women changed during the 20th century.
How the Local Food Movement Is Transforming Race... →
Fish build complex nests, form monogamous relationships, hunt cooperatively with...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
In only three years, two hundred fish kills—incidents where the entire...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Brown promotes bill to put locally grown food in... →
Local farmers would see a boost in produce sales under a farm bill promoted today in Toledo by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), if the $120 million-per-year initiative makes it through a politically divided Congress. Senator Brown joined with Toledo restaurateur Marty Lahey and two area farmers in the cafeteria of the Toledo School for the Arts to promote the legislation. The Local Farms, Food,...
For corporations like Smithfield, it is a cost-benefit analysis: paying fines...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
If we are not given the option to live without violence, we are given the choice...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Fifty billion. Every year fifty billion birds are made to live and die [in the...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
In 1967, there were more than one million hog farms in the country. Today there...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
The Health of Vegetarianism
“Here are the three key sentences from the summary of [the American Dietetic Association’s] summary of the relevant scientific literature [regarding a vegetarian diet]. One: Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for all individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes. Two: Vegetarian...
I want to break bread with him. Nothing—not a conversation, not a...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
CRUELTY Not only the willful causing of unnecessary suffering, but the...– Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Michael Pollan's Picks, Recommended Books -... →
BARNES & NOBLE: Michael Pollan’s picks. Favorite books from the author of Pollan’s favorite books on food & nature, just in time for summer reading
We are what we eat... →
…so what are we? This. is. awesome.
16 Great Indie Food Magazines →
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Mark Bittman, from 2007: What’s wrong with what we eat
It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a...– (Lewis Grizzard, via an awesome collection of food quotes)
In a powerful just-released report [PDF], public health attorney and author...– Force-fed: How corporate sponsorship poisons nation’s top group of nutritionists by Anne Lappe
On the surface, it’s a common display. A bin of apples with a sale sign greets...– No bad apples: Grocery store cuts waste and cost by selling imperfect fruit by Dana Gunders
City Farmer →
a great news & resource site #1 in my RSS these days
To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from...– Emerson, from “Nature”
We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; Divine Soul which...– Emerson’s “The American Scholar”
Jane Brody Gets it (Really) Wrong “Debunking”...
…A few sentences into the piece she writes, “when did ‘chemical’ become a dirty word?” quoting Joe Schwarcz, director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal. This should immediately raise a red flag to anyone familiar with this common refrain touted by spokespeople for Big Ag and Big Food. Sure, chemicals are everywhere, and are the basis of even the most...