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Family Farming

Genetic Engineering of Food Is Not the Answer

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In January 2001, I went to California's Monterey coast for the Asilomar ecological conference. About 300 people met in Watsonville to take a bus tour through farms in the prosperous Pajaro Valley near Watsonville.

Why Running Against Hunger

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Just imagine if we, speaking from the western world, go to bed hungry only for one or two nights. Would we be able to be as effective and as productive at work as always?

Memories of a Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Joni Kamiya | Posted 10.28.2013 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

While growing up, we'd get sick of hearing it every time it was farm day. Now that I have my own kids, I've learned to realize how so many valuable life lessons were acquired on the farm. It's those things that you can never learn anywhere else.

If You Eat, You Better Get GIPSA

Dave Murphy | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

The GIPSA rules would create a fair marketplace for farmers to sell their livestock without fear of retaliation from packers and integrators, require packers to maintain written records over price deviations and prevent undue preferences.

The Meat-Eaters Guide to Eating Less Meat

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Secretly, I could live on chocolate and coffee. But don't tell anyone, since I make my living writing about vegetables. And my darkest secret is this: My favorite thing in the whole world is (or was) chicken pan drippings.

Nick Kristof: Our Food Has No Soul | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a summer visit back to the farm here where I grew up, I think I figured out the central problem with modern industrial agriculture. It's not just t...