For Cave Women, Farmers Had Extra Sex Appeal

January 27, 2010 It wasn’t just the big stone axes they were wielding, it was the ability to cultivate food themselves that was attractive to hunter-gathering women 10k+ years ago. Apparently the farming tools were not just practical and handy, but “revolutionary”. “It was the foundation of modern civilization and so there’s a big scientific […]

How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet

January 22, 2010 Raising grass-fed cattle to save the planet – Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch are building a barn and plan on adding livestock to their Four Season Farm…because they care. “Once he[Coleman] and Damrosch have brought in their livestock, they’ll “be able to use the manure to feed the plants, and the plant […]

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Coalition of Farming, Conservation Groups Provide Alternative Vision for Region’s Growth

January 12, 2010 At a press conference held yesterday in Portland, OR, several conservation and farming organizations came together and provided a map (PDF) reflecting what they thought would be a acceptable outcome for the urban and rural reserves, which is currently under review and being determined by Metro and Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. […]

Getting local foods to local tables: Part III, a farmer’s perspective

January 11, 2010 After all the planning, planting, and harvesting, how does a farmer get all that food distributed locally? “Even with bizarre weather patterns and climate change, even with the seemingly random challenges every natural system throws in one’s way, connecting the food they produce with the people who want to eat that food […]

Rising Food Prices

January 11, 2010 Navdanya, Vandana Shiva’s website, reports even the simplest, most common foods, are rapidly climbing beyond the reach of many. “In 2007 the food price index calculated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by nearly 40 percent, compared with 9 percent the year before, and in the […]