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Industrialized Agriculture

Innovation Earth: A Rooftop Farm, Coming Soon to Your Supermarket

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

We Americans, living in the land of fast-food drive-throughs and cardboard tomatoes for some time now, are starting to gain an appreciation for high-q...

Democracy and Farming

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I proposed to my working group we forget the agrotoxins and address instead the burning social and political issues of how we could make agriculture sustainable once again. I understood "sustainable" to mean friendly to the small family farmers and to the natural world.

Smithfield Sellout: Will Americans Pay the Price?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Despite the ever-growing concern among U.S. consumers about the impact of intensive livestock operations on our health and the local environment, the nation's largest pork producer has sold out, making an already appalling situation a whole lot worse.

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.

Will China Save the World from Depression?

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Walden Bello

The heroic American middle class consumer -- weighed down by massive debt -- has ceased to be the key stimulus for global production, but don't expect Beijing to save the global economy any time soon.

Blaze A "Sun Food" Trail To The Inauguration

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The election may be over, but we still get to vote three times a day for a more humane and sustainable food chain.