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Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.

With Falling Grain Prices, Will Consumers See Lower Prices in the Supermarket?

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Dinneen

Substantial increase in grain production outlook and decreased speculation have seen a sharp drop in prices for corn, wheat and soybeans, yet anti-ethanol critics continue to complain. What's going on?

Coming Together For A Three Day Sleepover Music Festival To Help Multi-Culture Agriculture In The Northwest

Patricia Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia Amaya

The three day Sleepover will feature homemade organic foods with the proceeds being donated to Thurston County Gleaners Coalition.

Green Edge 2: Organic Wine-Making

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Tepper Marlin

Wine-making organic standards are more complex than standards for vegetables -- organic vegetable production is earth-friendly, health-friendly and tastes better. For organic wine the case needs more elaboration.

Bubble-Topia

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Our national politics and economics have come to be defined by the inflation and violent pricking of bubble after bubble.

Good Grief, Gordon Brown!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

By scolding Britons to "cut [their] food waste," Prime Minister Gordon Brown reinforces the dangerous myth that a shortage of food is the reason food prices have jumped.

Is Locally Grown Food Going Corporate?

Laura Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Weiss

If locally grown veggies are packed in plastic tubs, crammed into trucks, and shipped off to grocery stores, how different are they from any other produce section offering?

A $200 Dollar Barrel of Oil Probably Won't Affect Me That Much -- Why? I Live in Europe

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vivian Norris

Take back control of your life! Live in a place which has sidewalks! And walk instead of paying a trainer or going to a gym, and plant an urban garden patch.

The Real Food Crisis

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

The current food crisis is an early warning, and it looks as though we're ignoring it -- there are ever more people to feed and a declining ability to feed them all.

Destroying African Agriculture

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walden Bello

African agriculture is a case study of how doctrinaire economics serving corporate interests can destroy a whole continent's productive base.

Hold the Methane: Grass Innovation Means Gas Free Cows

World Changing | Julia Steinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A recent innovation from scientists in Australia and New Zealand offers hope for humans to continue our love affair with meat and dairy products. The ...

The McDonalds Falling Dollar Menu

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Because the dollar has fallen 40% in the last six years, McDonalds may have to reduce quality, raise prices or both in their famed Dollar Menu.

The U.S. Farm Bill & the Global Food Crisis

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terra Lawson-Remer

U.S. food "aid" is more a vehicle to dump excess U.S. production than a benefit for hungry populations.

Einstein, Atheism and One Big Bowl of Rice

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

People do not need God. I'd go a step further than Einstein's plea -- one echoing through the New Atheists, as they've been dubbed: not only is the idea too vast for our minds, it's an unnecessary hypothesis.

Monsanto Considered An Ideal Vehicle For Green Investing

Seeking Alpha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the late 1990s, genetically modified food was vilified as "Frankenfood" in many global-reaching protests and boycotts. Today, one of the key target...