Enabavi Banishes Chemicals For Rich Organic Rewards

By Chithra Ajith, villagesquare.in -

There was a time when Enabavi was just another impoverished village in the arid plains of Warangal in Telengana, full of frustrated farmers, some of whom committed suicide to escape indebtedness [...]

America’s Farmers Killing Themselves In Record Numbers

By Debbie Weingarten, theguardian.com -

Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to [...]

Food Should Be A Commons, Not Capitalism

By Claire Luchette, www.CivilEats.com -

No consumer, farmer, or activist participates in the food system without also participating in capitalism. To Eric Holt-Giménez, the director of Food First, this is a basic truth that’s too often [...]

Chocolate Barons Devastate National Parks In West Africa

By Davis Harper, www.ecowatch.com -

By Davis Harper for Eco Watch - For several years, chocolate barons have devastated forests to make room to plant cocoa, a crop that naturally grows in shade. Now, a report from Mighty Earth—a [...]

NAFTA Renegotiation: What’s At Stake For Food, Farmers And The Land?

By Staff, www.iatp.org -

By Staff of IATP - The re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Mexico and Canada begins on August 16, and there is much at stake for farmers and rural [...]

Community Market Stand Small Part Of Patching Big Hole

By Staff, www.capitolhillseattle.com -

By Staff for Capitol Hill Seattle Blog - When the Central District Red Apple closed this month as Vulcan readies plans to redevelop the store’s corner of 23rd and Jackson, residents of the CD [...]

Organic Farms Could Help Fight Climate Change

By Shaun Chavis, www.science.howstuffworks.com -

By Shaun Chavis for How Stuff Works - Agriculture is one of the more significant contributors to global warming. Nitrogen-based fertilizers and farm animals generate greenhouse gases, including [...]

New Study Shows Organic Farming Traps Carbon In Soil

By Lela Nargi, www.civileats.com -

By Lela Nargi for Civil Eats - When it comes to mitigating the worst impacts of climate change, keeping excess carbon out of the atmosphere is the prime target for improving the health of our [...]

Frackers Nearly Destroyed Me, Join Me In Fighting Back

By Maggie Henry, www.popularresistance.org -

By Maggie Henry for Beyond Extreme Energy. Fracking has destroyed my business and laid to waste everything my husband and I have worked our entire lives to build, our children's inheritances, [...]

America’s Farmers Face Uncertain Future

By Tim Radford for Climate News Network, www.climatenewsnetwork.net -

By Tim Radford for Climate News Network. LONDON, 5 April, 2017 – Spare a thought for the farmers of America: climate change is going to make their lives more difficult. Growing seasons will be [...]

Message To Rep. Ryan: 80% Of Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Oppose TPP

By Danielle Endvick, www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com -

By Danielle Endvick for Wisconsin Farmers Union - CHIPPEWA FALLS - Responses to a recent survey sent out by Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) indicate dairy farmers throughout the state are against [...]

Agroforestry Can Boost Profits And Help Save The Planet

By Paul Brown, www.truthdig.com -

By Paul Brown for Climate News Network - LONDON—Feeding the world’s growing population in a rapidly warming world will not be possible with modern intensive agriculture that relies on cutting [...]

Investors Urge 16 Global Food Producers To Divest From Factory Farming

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post - The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) has organized a group of 40 investors in a campaign to raise awareness about the environmental and health [...]

Africa’s Dividing Farmlands A Threat To Food Security

By Miriam Gathigah, www.ipsnews.net -

By Miriam Gathigah for IPS - NAIROBI, Sep 10 2014 (IPS) - When Kiprui Kibet pictures his future as a maize farmer in the fertile Uasin Gishu county in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, all he sees is [...]

Thailand: Reclaiming Mangroves For Shrimp Production

By Laura Villadiego, www.aljazeera.com -

By Laura Villadiego for Aljazeera - Surat Thani, Thailand - For many years, farmer Noppadol Tawee lived with the constant fear of waking up and finding all the shrimp that were growing in his [...]

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