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Chickens and Goats in Urban Backyards

February 28, 2011 An ordinance to make it easier to raise food producing animals (FPAs) in the city of Denver is under consideration. While various city committees review the proposed ordinance (PDF), the director of Denver Urban Homesteaders, James Bertini, is working on a ballot initiative to let the citizens of Denver vote on the […]

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Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food-Part 3

Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement.

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The Multnomah Food Action Plan

January 27, 2011 A lot of excitement in the air today as the Multnomah Food Initiative had its kickoff celebration of the Multnomah Food Action Plan (PDF) in Portland, Oregon. The room was filled with sustainable food and agriculture enthusiasts, advocates, and policy makers. “The goal Multnomah Food Initiative is to develop a shared community […]

Intercropping Corn and Soybeans to Improve Soil Fertility

Is Malawi’s ‘green revolution’ a model for Africa?

Considering the importance of the African continent for future food production, and that roughly 70% of its population are subsistence farmers, this is no idle question. But is the future of this region really dependent upon industrial agriculture methods, or is more organic and sustainable farming practices with emphasis on lower input farming the more […]