Tag Archives: farming

Farm work should be an honored, palatable job for Americans: LA Times

Written by DOUGLASS ADAIR, and published July 10th in the Los Angeles Times:  read the full story here. Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, appeared on “The Colbert Report” on Thursday to invite Americans of all … Continue reading

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Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds: Yes! Magazine

Posted today on Yes! Magazine, BEVERLY BELL reports: (…) In an open letter sent May 14, Jean-Baptiste, both Executive Director of MPP and the spokesperson for the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPNKP), called the entry of … Continue reading

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Global Exchange and Cuba Food Sovereignty Tour: July 17-31, 2010

This tour is open to anyone seeking to learn about the Cuban food system and promote solidarity with Cuban agriculturalists. See more details here.

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An Ode to Farming: Foreign Policy Slideshow, Photo 9 of 20

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Crop Mobs and Field Shares: NYTimes

The Crop Mob gathers mulch and finishes the greenhouse — just two of the day’s tasks at Okfuskee Farm in Silk Hope, N.C.

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Cuba Plans City Farms to Ease Economy Woes: UK Guardian

Cuba plans city farms to ease economy woes: Project launched to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in bid to reverse agricultural decline.

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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How to Take CO2 Out of the Sky: Timothy J LaSalle, Rodale Institute

Timothy J. LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute, speaks at the Climate and Agriculture Summit last October, explaining how healthy soil practices remove CO2 from the sky:

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Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?: NYTimes Magazine

IN the age of global food crisis, those financing export agriculture play the rest of the planet a most dangerous game: read the NYTimes Magazine feature here: (…) spurring financial firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock to invest hundreds of … Continue reading

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World Hunger Round 1: Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel Define the Debate

 

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Farming Practice Behind the Environmental Weight of Eating Meat

An op-ed found in the NYTimes, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma:” NICOLETTE HAHN NIMAN argues that the farming practices that score the environmental weight of eating meat are not all the same.  Read the full piece here.

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The Slow Food USA Blog: Growing Food and Justice

CHICAGO, USA: A Slow Food write up in promotion of organizing like the Growing Food and Justice Initiative, and farming like Growing Power.

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Farm Workers’ Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement: Washington Post

A victory decision for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), farm workers and tomato growers: Read the stories here and here. In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a “huge victory” for farm workers, one of the country’s largest … Continue reading

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Dirt! The Movie trailer

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Documentary: East New York’s Urban Agriculture

From Urban Omnibus (which I first saw linked through City Farmer):  East New York is a documentary video in five chapters, explaining how East New York’s urban agriculture movement developed. The five chapters of the video focus on Local Farmers, … Continue reading

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For Young Japanese, It’s Back to the Farm: NYTimes Global Business

YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading

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Food Sovereignty / Soberania Alimentaria

In English and Spanish with Spanish subtitles. La soberanía alimentaria, lucha campesina contra el modelo neoliberal por un mundo más justo. En el programa de Euskal Telebista RUTAS DE SOLIDARIDAD. Emisión de nuevos capítulos a partir del 18 de agosto … Continue reading

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Wormshop at City Farmer

A youtube video, and a how-to slideshow for getting your own worm composting started, from the Wormshop at City Farmer.

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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

Milwaukee, WISCONSIN: Growing Power featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Yes Magazine.

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The Garden

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land.  June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.

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