Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

A 21st Century Social Contract Between Agriculture & the Public

January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change […]

States ban practices that support CAFOs

January 8, 2010 “Several states recently banned specific practices that are common in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations), taking small steps to level the playing field for more sustainable farms.” h/t @OrganicConsumer Go to Original Source…

A Conversation with Claire Hope Cummings-Part 2 (video)

A Conversation with Claire Hope Cummings-Part 2 (video)

Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.

Seeds of Life: David Vs. Goliath (video)

Seeds of Life: David Vs. Goliath (video)

In an ongoing David versus Goliath legal battle, an Oregon organic seed breeder, has sued the USDA over GMO sugar beets.

The Organic Certification Process: Early Beginnings

The Organic Certification Process: Early Beginnings

Part 3: Despite a perpetual cold shoulder from the land grant agricultural establishment and the commercial food industry, organic agriculture grew steadily if silently during the 1980s. Each regional farmer group developed its own set of standards that specified the conditions with which a farmer must comply for their farm and the food it produced to be certified, labeled and sold as organic.