Today’s article in the NYT is written by a british sheep farmer in the north of England whose livelihood is as old as the hills. 4500 years old to be more exact.
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In this John Hopkins Center For a Livable Future talk, Wendell Berry speaks of natural human limits and the need to respect them.
Mark Keating worked for the USDA National Organic Program between 1999 and 2002 and helped draft the first national organic standards for crop and livestock production. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Mark possessed a first-hand knowledge of how the USDA organic program was developed and the many challenges that it faced over the ensuing […]
Designing a sustainable aquaponics system means building a closed system that maximizes natural efficiencies. Inventor Curt Jungwirth has taken his design a step further in the quest to reduce waste and increase efficiencies as much as possible.
This video of a 2-hour beef butchery workshop is intended for those interested in learning how to butcher a cow.
Up until recently, scientists have assumed that the dawn of agriculture began in more specific areas of the Fertile Crescent known as the Southern Levant, an area that occupies portions of Israel and Jordan. Surprising new evidence seems to refute this belief.
Molecular biologist , and public domain open-pollinated plant seed breeder, Alan Kapuler, shares his deep insights on agriculture, society, and on life. Sit back, and enjoy… Read the full posts: Alan Kapuler: Man of Science, Ideas, and Humanity Alan Kapuler: Man of Science, Ideas, and Humanity part 2 Alan Kapuler: Open Pollinated Public Domain Plant […]
As this article in the Christian Science Monitor explains, commercial drones can be used by mid-sized farmers to track water seepage from their irrigation lines and other uses including monitoring for areas not receiving enough water.
While carefully connecting the dots between industrial agriculture, and climate change, Anne Lappé underlines the inherent weaknesses of conventional agriculture, and the terrible costs to the planet if we do not reform that system. Read the full posts: A Conversation with Anna Lappé on Climate Change A Conversation with Anna Lappé on Climate Change-2
There may be advantages for efficiently producing high protein foods like meats, eggs and milk through cellular development in a lab, but is this really the answer?