December 10, 2010 The final Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy workshop put on by the USDA and the Department of Justice was held December 08, 2010, in Washington, DC. This last workshop, entitled Margins, was to “look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid […]
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In the name of creating good food, this annual Bay Area festival brings food makers, farmers and community residents together.
The BBQc Jones “Why” clip above offers a tiny window into this mysterious world and what some competitors say about what motivates them to compete.
This is the trailer for The BBQ Jones documentary, focus on Scott Jones and his quest to win in championship barbecue. The yet to be finished documentary…
September 19, 2011 After discovering “fruits & vegetables are transported around the Globe and purchasing an apple grown around the corner in a local supermarket is impossible”, Willem Treep and Drees Peter van den Bosch (of the Netherlands) got together to come up with an idea on how to get locally grown produce into local […]
Part 8: We must travel back to the 1980s to appreciate why and how the anti-synthetic and anti-agribusiness provisions were written into the USDA organic certification standards.
March 16, 2010 Once again rural America stands on the Edge of Hope. Ankeny, Iowa. There are moments in a nation’s history that define it. For America’s remaining 2 million farmers (less than 1% of the population) and the more than 300 million eaters, the recent joint Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture workshop […]
New law to take effect on January 1, 2018.
This video from the political advocacy group Greenpeace, provides an overview of the contentious issues of biotechnology (genetic engineering) as it applies to food production. In some ways, biotechnology is the equivalent of the abortion rights issue of the agriculture world. Both sides of the debate hold entrenched views. Those in opposition to its use […]
This post delves deeper into how one false impression in particular is fueling the sense of loss behind organic’s mid-life crisis. Specifically, we’ll examine how the exclusion of synthetic materials, which some within the organic community would elevate to a cardinal principle, actually threatens to drive farmers out of certification, if not out of business entirely.
In 2005, there were 18,000 known deaths in the US that resulted from a type of Staph bacteria, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
[Editor’s Note: The Department of Justice and the USDA are jointly conducting five public workshops in different regions of the country, to investigate anti-competitive business practices throughout the entire agriculture sector. Food activist Dave Murphy, drove 1800 miles round-trip to this second workshop, that focuses on alleged monopolistic practices by the large poultry producers. What […]
Paul Roberts, veteran journalist, and author of The End of Food, talks about the consequences of our industrial agricultural system.
The idea for the documentary began with this letter that Scott Jones reads in this video.
Larry Mayes, a seasoned barbecue champion strives to win at the annual American Royal Barbecue event in Kansas City.
December 15, 2010 Tryon Life Community Farm is not your ordinary farm. It’s nestled inside Oregon’s only State Park that is lies within a major metropolitan city, Portland. It is more of an urban ecovillage than a farm. But it does grow food, educate the community, and preserve a way of life that has a […]
Tips on how to cook extraordinary barbecue ribs that come apart with your fingers, and taste incredibly flavorful.
February 4, 2010 A class action lawsuit has been brought against The Kellogg Company for allegedly engaging in deceptive advertising practices regarding its Nutra-Grain Bars it claims are healthier to eat because of their ingredients. The company is being sued in the US District Court of Southern California for violations of the Lanham Act, Unfair […]
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Jeanne Carver describes how she came up with the idea of producing sheep’s wool as value added marketing to restore her century old ranch to prosperity.