covid-19 exposes the industrial food regime
"The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the cracks in a corporate-focused system supported by polices that favor profits at any cost." Christopher Cook, author of the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis, writes this article in the Guardian May 7, 2020: Farmers are destroying mountains of food. Here's […]
the death of the russian peasant
The deterioration of the Russian villages draws both eerie and hopeful parallels to rural America.
industrial vs. regenerative farming
The case for regenerative farming over industrial farming.
nytimes photo essay gives mind-blowing bird-eye view of industrial ag
We can't more strongly encourage you to view and share George Steinmetz's New York Times Magazine's piece "Super Size: the Dizzying Grandeur of 21st Century Agriculture." It, in no small way, puts things in perspective.
NPR's the salt puts spotlight on industrial ag workers
We don't often see mainstream media outlets report on the often invisible farm workers that hold up so much of American agriculture-- let alone do in depth and humanizing interviews with them. So, in case you missed it, we wanted to bring your attention to a series created by Dan Charles for NPR's The Salt in which […]
who owns organic?
An updated version of Dr. Phillip H. Howard's Who Owns Organic info graphic is now available here. When Howard, who is an associate professor at Michigan State University, first made the info graphic is 2012, a number of independent organic brands had been acquired by larger food corporations. Howard updated the chart because, as he […]
gimmicky ad for biodiversity
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hollywood babes are getting it together for consumer awareness
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any […]
national geographic's 'five steps' won't feed the world: an iowa farmer's view
The following essay written by George Naylor was published published by the Huffington Post on May 9, 2014 and is deserving of attention. Picture via National Geographic The brief article, "A Five-Step Plan to Feed the World" offered by Professor Jonathan Foley in the latest National Geographic magazine, clearly states the stark features of a global […]