What is the proper role for government to play with our food system?
As manager of the 8,500-acre Cronin Farms in Gettysburg, South Dakota, Dan Forgey strives to build soil health—and yields—sustainably. Forgey has been using no-till management for more than 17 years and over that time, has developed a keen understanding of how his farming system works and where new challenges and opportunities exist.
“Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some literally being eaten into extinction.” One of the world’s leading primate authorities, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), issued a new, and alarming report, Primates In Peril: The World’s 25 […]
January 15, 2010 Number 7, in the Scientific Americans’ 10 biggest letdowns of the new millennium: Climate Still Changing The headline could easily have read instead: Human Civilization As We Know It— Imperiled: World Leaders Unable to Galvanize Appropriate Response Despite (by and large) a majority consensus amongst the world’s climate science experts (though far […]
January 13, 2010 With Lisa Jackson at the helm, the Environmental Protection Agency has greenhouse emissions, drinking water standards, and what to do with coal ash at the top of the list of issues to tackle this year. For complete list: Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future Go to Original Post…
Let me make sure I have my facts straight: In the heart of New York City, a husband and wife, and their very young daughter, embark on a year long journey to transition into a lifestyle that leaves behind a zero carbon footprint? That means: no plastic bottles, no restaurant food, no coffee shops, no […]
Alison Barratt, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program discusses the health of the oceans, and their declining ecosystem.
Across the national landscape, family farmers have been for decades a declining breed. The national average age of farmers is 57, and climbing. Fertile land is diminishing. Purchasing affordable farmland for new farmers poses severe challenges. Listening to Michael Pollan, perhaps the closest this country has to a patron saint of food, during a recent […]
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, discusses the recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices.
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Days before the long anticipated release of a major report on climate change, Climate Change 2007, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we sat down with Research Scientist Phillip Mote, to discuss his views on global warming, and some of the possible future effects on agriculture and the […]