Preserving an Essential Piece of the Local Food Web

Preserving an Essential Piece of the Local Food Web

Fermenting foods has long been an important technique for extending the life of foods well beyond their harvest season. Otherwise, as humans, we would have very little to eat in the winter and probably suffer from unpleasant nutritional deficiencies like scurvy.

A loosening of the Organic Standards: Synthetic Substances

A loosening of the Organic Standards: Synthetic Substances

Part 8: We must travel back to the 1980s to appreciate why and how the anti-synthetic and anti-agribusiness provisions were written into the USDA organic certification standards.

Processing Wheat Flour Locally

Processing Wheat Flour Locally

A farmer grows wheat, harvests it, then his wife mills some up into flour and proceeds to sell it. Revolutionary right?

GMO: Sowing False Hope with Monumental Hubris

GMO: Sowing False Hope with Monumental Hubris

How has a technology as novel as genetic engineering so swiftly become a central component of global food and fiber production?

Know Your Butcher

Know Your Butcher

Once an animal is slaughtered for meat, where does it go, and who ends up cutting up the meat we may see in a grocery store? The answer may not be quite so clear cut.