Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

An Iowa Farmer on the Meaning of Sustainability

February 20, 2010 Denise O’Brien has begun a new series on the Blog for Iowa website about sustainable agriculture. O’Brien (co-founder of Women, Food & Agriculture Network) and her husband Larry Harris have been growing organic produce for over 30 years and sell through their Rolling Acres CSA. She will be discussing the different issues […]

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…

USDA Grant to Create Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center in Arkansas

January 31, 2010 Good news for the Wallace Center in Little Rock, AR. They have been awarded a $900,000 grant by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help run the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED). “The purpose of the HUFED Center grant program is to establish and support a Healthy […]

South Australia alone on GM canola ban

January 28, 2010 Western Australia recently decided to allow genetically modified (GM) canola to be planted in their fields. A statewide ban on GM food and crops was adopted in 2003. This from GeneEthics.org: “State governments agreed with widespread warnings that GM canola would adversely impact markets and trade in Australian food products. They used […]

Dairy Farmers Are There For Their Cows….24/7!

January 27, 2010 Telling it like it is: it’s Sunday, coffee in hand, but a worker isn’t able to show up. Calves need feeding, cows need tending, so a dairy goddess has to do what a dairy goddess has to do, 24/7!… Get going and tend those cows! h/t @FarmerHaley Go to Original Post and […]