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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 7

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/39 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 6

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/43 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people ...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 5

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/45 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 4

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/48 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 3

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/52 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Ghosts, Goths, and Galas at the Fabulous Beekman Boys Farm

James Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Frey

It's episode six of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, and we get our first notion that Beekman is haunted! It looks like there's some serious paranormal activity going at the farm.

Thoughts on Cheese, Chores, and Harvesting Pigs at the Fabulous Beekman Boys Farm

James Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Frey

Episode five in week four of The Fabulous Beekman Boys. We see Porgie and Bess, the Beekman Pigs and learn they will be slaughtered soon. I don't want the pigs to go.

Thoughts On Making Soaps and Mating Goats At The Fabulous Beekman Boys Farm

James Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Frey

In some cultures, three is considered a holy number. In others it is a lucky number. In still more, it an evil number. Whatever your particular belief...

An Open Letter on Haitian Agriculture to the CEO of Monsanto

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Monsanto's own corporate history doesn't inspire a lot of trust, and Haitian farmers are not alone in their skepticism of your model and embrace of alternatives.

Big Action for Small Farmers

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

At a time when donors and developing countries alike seek the greatest return on development dollars, supporting small farmers is one of the best tools we have.

How to Create New Jobs: The CCC Reimagined

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Becker

In rural America, slow access to the Internet can be the norm, and the economic impact is significant. This is where the new CCC, the Civilian Connectivity Corp, could ride to the rescue.

Addressing All the Components of Local Food

Steph Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steph Larsen

I used to think there were four distinct pieces to a local food system -- production, processing, distribution, and retail. Now I realize there is a fifth -- community.

20 Ways Farmers Can Improve Their Marketing Chops

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

A modest partial list of ways for farmers to craft a story around their products, personalities, and people more effectively, especially at farmers markets.

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.

The True Cost -- and Reward -- of Fresh Food: Time Well Spent

Susie Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susie Middleton

The usual argument against sustainable food is that it costs too much; but my farm share (which I pay directly to the farmer) is a bargain.

Everything You Need To Know About The Food Safety Bill

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The House will vote today on a momentous, controversial plan to overhaul a large swath of the nation's food-safety system. The vote comes amid yet ...

Loving the Ladies: More Female Farmers Sprout Up Nationwide

washingtonpost.com | Lori Aratani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While men tend to run larger farms focused on such commodity crops as soybeans and wheat, women tend to run smaller, more specialized enterprises sell...

6 Reasons to Eat Local Food This 4th of July

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

The farmers markets around the country are bursting with all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables -- here are six reasons to show your red, white and blue by buying local foods this holiday weekend.