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Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

Breaking Conservation Promises

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Funding levels for commodity crop subsidies in the farm bill are described as sacrosanct. Yet conservation programs are viewed as entirely violable.

Step One, Hone the Ask: Why We Should Better Regulate CAFOs

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

We've been blaming consumers for their desire to eat lots of meat as an excuse for the unsafe and inhumane practices at CAFOs, which contribute to environmental degradation, our healthcare crisis and impact the safety of our food.