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Shepherd Bliss :
Glass half full? Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’

Overexpansion of vineyards in California’s Sonoma County threatens the environment and rural residents’ quality of life. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 SEBASTOPOL, California — Sonoma County’s premium wine industry in the San Francisco North … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Glass half full? Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott on Big Ag and the Politics of Food

Sustainable food writer Tom Philpott at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, June 7, 2013. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast:Mother Jones‘ Tom Philpott onsustainable ag and the politics of food “As a … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott on Big Ag and the Politics of Food

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

Coroico is the administrative capital of Bolivia’s Nor Yungas province. The town hall façade features the coca leaf and coffee bean of local agriculture in addition to the exotic bird of tourism, the area’s main economic activities. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

Image from UCL. Grain of truth:Our precarious food supply Global food production has been allowed to fall into the hands of fewer and fewer megacorporations, and their aims are simple: to deliver short-term profits and ultimately to control the entire … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

Coca leaves, a standard small bag sold for personal use in Bolivia. From 10-40 hojas are used at once while working, walking, or otherwise exerting oneself at high altitudes. Habitual users enjoy coca three or four times a day. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

Pre-Incan metal vessels in the Larco Museum, Lima, for storing coca leaves. Human-faced pots from some early Andean cultures (not shown) have distended cheek pouches, where coca leaves are held during use. The central figure above is using coca in … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

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Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

Willie Nelson. Image from OTRC.Occupy the Food System:Willie Nelson and 300,000other activists sue Monsanto By Jane Ayers / Reader Supported News / February 16, 2012 Little did Willie Nelson know when he recorded “Crazy” years ago just how crazy it … finish reading Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

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Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

Farm aid president Willie Nelson. Photo by Ed Reinke / AP.Occupy the Food System:Willie Nelson and 300,000other activists sue Monsanto By Jane Ayers / Reader Supported News / February 15, 2012 Little did Willie Nelson know when he recorded “Crazy” … finish reading Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

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Richard D. Jehn : Moving Through the End of Growth

Transformation time. Image from Fluxed Up World.Moving through the end of growthand the collapse of the U.S. as we know it Welcome to the New World. By Richard D. Jehn | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2012 Although my … finish reading Richard D. Jehn : Moving Through the End of Growth

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Willie Nelson : Occupy the Food System

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2011.Occupy the food system From seed to plate, our food system is now even more concentrated than our banking system. By Willie Nelson / Reader Supported News / December 18, 2011 Thanks to the Occupy … finish reading Willie Nelson : Occupy the Food System

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Jonah Raskin : Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland’

Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland‘ By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / September 5, 2011 Longtime Rag Blog contributor Jonah Raskin, author of Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War, will sign books at a Rag Blog Happy Hour, Friday, … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland’

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Robert Jensen : Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

Wes Jackson. Image from Biohabitats.As the earth turns:Revolutionizing the way we grow food Instead of a brittle industrial agriculture dependent on fossil fuels, Wes Jackson’s research team is working to build a resilient agriculture modeled on natural ecosystems. By Robert … finish reading Robert Jensen : Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

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