Tag Archives: industrial agriculture

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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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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Dow Chemical Building Plant to Grow Algae for Biofuels

The NYTimes reported here last Sunday that Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels: (…) are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle … Continue reading

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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Mourning with No End

In the dark, Global North: “Green Revolution Trapping India’s Farmers in Debt” aired Tuesday on National Public Radio, and a brief mention was reported in the April 15th edition of the UK Independent: Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state … Continue reading

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Tag, We’re It: New York Times

An Op-ed by SHANNON HAYES in the March 10th online edition of NYTimes, written against the plan for animal ID chips coming from the  Department of Agriculture, frankly concludes to scrap the whole system, instead of making expensive tracking a … Continue reading

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