Tagged: sustainable agriculture
Sustainable Farming Skills Needed Around the World
Have you ever wondered how you can reduce hunger around the world? There is one way - plant gardens, or better yet, teach others how to plant gardens.
Did you know that your sustainable farming skills and knowledge are needed in developing nations to help tackle global climate change and world hunger?Read more
UPDATE: This week is the final week of the contest, so daily voting becomes more crucial than ever for the next six days. In order for the farm to stay in the contest for August--remaining in the contest for a few months has been the key to victory for previous grant recipients--it needs to break the top 100 of the list of projects vying for $50,000.
Thankfully the new text-to-vote system makes voting even easier. Text 100603 to Pepsi (73774) to cast your vote.
You can also to continue voting for the farm and two other Minnesota-based projects at http://vote.refreshthenorthside.com.Read more
Big Ag's blowback against all foods local, regional, and organic is getting stronger and louder. Now, instead of simply targeting mere figureheads like Michael Pollan or Michelle Obama, they're targeting the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, and enlisting allies in Congress to join the food fight. From KC Star's website:Read more
The past few months have featured a number of ethical debates about food, often pitting advocates of sustainable agriculture against vegetarians and vegans. New York Times readers were treated to the clashing opinions of rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman, and animal rights philosopher Gary Steiner.Then there was the Foer v. Pollan fight.Read more
I heart Dan Mitchell's Daily Bread blog. Ordinarily, it is excellent: witty, (see: "beware of Ex-Lax sushi"-- my personal recent favorite), clear-headed, and normally very fair. I sometimes disagree with Mitchell's conclusions, but I never get the sense that he's written something without thought.Read more