How One Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

By Lindsay Campbell, Modernfarmer.com -

Carrie Golden believes the only reason she’s diabetes free is that she has access to fresh, locally grown food. A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was [...]

Regenerating The Human Story

By Tracy L. Barnett, Esperanzaproject.com -

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — Like so many other children of Mexican farm families, Azucena Cabrera’s father moved to the city to earn a living, becoming an electrician and a plumber to support [...]

The Average U.S. Farm Is $1,300,000 In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us

By Michael Snyder, Endoftheamericandream.com -

We haven’t seen anything like this since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Leading up to this year, farm incomes had been trending lower for most of the past decade, and meanwhile farm debt [...]

100 Years Ago, Farmers And Socialists Established The Country’s First Modern Public Bank

By Thomas M. Hanna and Adam Simpson, Inthesetimes.com -

One hundred years ago July 28, a bank in Bismarck, N.D., opened its doors for the very first time. This would have been an unremarkable event, likely lost to history, except for the fact that it [...]

The 9-Percent Lie: Why Are The USDA And EPA Hiding The Fact That Half Of All US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Come From Industrial Food, Farming And Land Use?

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great [...]

Iowa Crops Look Like Food — But No One’s Eating

By Mark Bittman, Portside.org -

Iowa is unrecognizable from centuries ago, when Europeans took the land for themselves. What were prairie and wetlands are now neatly partitioned grids of intensely cultivated land: the model for [...]

We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System

By Brian Wakamo, Otherwords.org -

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, [...]

Taking Farmers For A Ride

By Ben Lilliston, Commondreams.org -

Over the last year, President Trump has taken farmers on a roller coaster ride that’s finally gone off the rails. Escalating trade fights have kicked farmers, already mired in a five-year slump, [...]

New Study Confirms: Degenerative Food & Farming System Poses Mortal Threat

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

A new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what Organic Consumers Association and other public interest groups have been [...]

Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support A Green New Deal

By Elizabeth Henderson, Thepryingmantis.wordpress.com -

“For Sale” signs have replaced “Dairy of Distinction” on the last two dairy farms on the road I drive to town. The farm crisis of the 1980’s that never really went away has resurfaced with a [...]

U.S. Taxpayers On The Hook For Insuring Farmers Against Growing Climate Risks

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

Like every Midwestern farmer, Jerry Peckumn relies on a few things going right every season. Rain, but no deluge. Sunshine, but no heat wave. A timely cycling of the seasons. Peckumn is a [...]

Fairness For Farmers—Consumers Hold The Key

By Julie Wilson, Organicconsumers.org -

Not all fair-trade certification labels are created equal, according to a new report by the Fair World Project (FWP). The report breaks down the various definitions of the most common fair-trade [...]

Farmers In America Are Killing Themselves In Staggering Numbers

By Irina Ivanova, Cbsnews.com -

"Think about trying to live today on the income you had 15 years ago." That's how agriculture expert Chris Hurt describes the plight facing U.S. farmers today. The unequal economy that's emerged [...]

We Subsidize The Wrong Kind Of Agriculture

By Brian Wakamo, Inequality.org -

Summer: the season of barbecues, baseball games, and backyard fun. It’s also the time of year when the American farming industry comes into full swing producing the crops we hold near and dear. [...]

Dangerous Liaison: Industrial Agriculture And The Reductionist Mindset

By Colin Todhunter, Global Research. -

A minority of the global population has access to so much food than it can afford to waste much of it, while food insecurity has become a fact of life for hundreds of millions. This crisis stems [...]

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