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Guardian: Sustainable agriculture “needs massive investment”
Guardian: Sustainable agriculture “needs massive investment”

UK paper The Guardian's environmental correspondent Fiona Harvey reports:

Billions more investment is needed in agriculture and…

Voice of America: Young farmers have a tough row to hoe
Voice of America: Young farmers have a tough row to hoe

For the first time in memory, farming in America is "cool."

A nationwide movement, fueled…

Fair Trade argues about what’s fair
Fair Trade argues about what’s fair

The New York Times reports that the US branch of the Fair Trade organization has split from its international…

School lunch: Jerusalem salad and free-range chicken?
School lunch: Jerusalem salad and free-range chicken?

This is not the school lunch we grew up with. But we wish it were!

The LA Times…

Grist: How to feed 7 billion people
Grist: How to feed 7 billion people

Over at Grist.com, Tom Laskawy looks at the challenge of feeding the growing world population "without destroying the planet…

CNN: Honey with a sting?
CNN: Honey with a sting?

Eatocracy reports that a lot of supermarket honey has no pollen.

This is a bigger deal than you…

Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns
Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns

The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major…

Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them
Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them

Agricultural subsidies have helped bring us high-fructose corn syrup, factory farming, fast food, a two-soda-a-day habit and its accompanying…

Renowned journalist urges food reform
Renowned journalist urges food reform

MIDDLEBURY — Montpelier is the only state capital in the country without a McDonald’s restaurant.

But Vermont did…

U.S.  USDA, others invest $5M to grow broccoli in East
U.S.  USDA, others invest $5M to grow broccoli in East

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cool microclimate in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains has allowed farmer James…

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