In part 1, Daniel Imhoff explains the historical roots of the federal Farm Bill, arguably the single, biggest piece of legislation that effects land use in the U.S., and as he himself notes, most average citizens know little about this important bill. The current farm bill is a 90 billion dollar federal program that supports […]
Food Policy Councils are a relatively new phenemenon across the country. Designed to identify and address key issues that impact food on cities, states, and regions, Steve Cohen from the Portland, Oregon Office of Sustainable Development, explains the roles of a Food Policy Council, and shares his views why they are important.
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 […]
Cooking Up a Story: Food News State of Oregon Climatologist George Taylor has a different view on global warming and the degree to which human activity has altered our climate. Though some of his views appear to be solidly in the minority among his peers, he points out that science in general often contains many […]