Tag Archives: Agriculture

Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

Digging in for the future. Image from Civil Eats.Because it will:Garden as if your life depended on it By Ellen LaConte / The Rag Blog / March 31, 2011 Spring has sprung — at least south of the northern tier … finish reading Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

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Robert Jensen : Saving Soils and Souls

Top, 2009 Prairie Festival. Image from landlogics. Below, Prairie Festival 2010. Image from The Land Institute.Soils and souls:The promise of The Land By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2010 Stop me if you’ve heard this one: … finish reading Robert Jensen : Saving Soils and Souls

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Harvey Wasserman : Hemp Is no Paper Tiger

Image from Hemp & Chocolat.California’s Prop. 19:With legal pot comes legal hemp,history’s most profitable industrial crop By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2010 Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana. If the … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Hemp Is no Paper Tiger

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Roger Baker : ‘Peak Food’ Next Global Crisis?

Image from Care2.The next global crisis:Will ‘peak food’ follow ‘peak oil’? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / September 23, 2010 Will we soon experience a global peak in food production, similar to peak oil? It is too difficult … finish reading Roger Baker : ‘Peak Food’ Next Global Crisis?

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John Ross : The ‘Feminization’ of Mexican Agriculture

Purepecha woman in reboza, on plate from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan. Image from Teyacapan / Flickr.Working the parcela:‘Feminization’ is hope for Mexican agriculture By John Ross / The Rag Blog / May 24, 2010 SANTA CRUZ TANACO, Mexico — When I first … finish reading John Ross : The ‘Feminization’ of Mexican Agriculture

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Big Brother : Still Coming to Animal Farm?

Pig Brother? Cartoon by neophron / toonpool.National animal identification system:Is Big Brother still coming to Animal Farm? By Steve Rossignol / The Rag Blog / April 17, 2010 In February of this year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the … finish reading Big Brother : Still Coming to Animal Farm?

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BOOKS/ Jonah Raskin : Michael Pollan’s ‘Food Rules’

We can decide what we want to eat!Michael Pollan: America’s new Food CzarBy Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 8, 2010 [Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin, Trade Paperback, December 29, 2009, 112 pp, $11.00.] … finish reading BOOKS/ Jonah Raskin : Michael Pollan’s ‘Food Rules’

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Organic Farming : Cutting Carbon Emissions Big Time

Photo from The Red Mullet.Going organic:Dump the mega-corps and save the world? By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 A new report from The Soil Association [see article below] says a worldwide switch to organic farming … finish reading Organic Farming : Cutting Carbon Emissions Big Time

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Agriculture : The Uses of Biotechnology

Genetic science in agriculture:The uses of biotechnology By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / November 22, 2009 I recently wrote about GMO’s on The Rag Blog (“The Future of Agriculture: Genetics and the Limits of Oil“) and I want … finish reading Agriculture : The Uses of Biotechnology

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The Future of Agriculture : Genetics and the Limits of Oil

Agriculture, genetics and a sustainable future… …the oil requirement for U.S. food production and transportation will no doubt loom as a much bigger factor, forcing a restructuring of the food industry. By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / November … finish reading The Future of Agriculture : Genetics and the Limits of Oil

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Biodiversity and Global Change : Carbon in the Soil

Insights from soil carbon research: Scientists analyze interactions with climate change and land management to address food, fuel, water and fiber needs. By Alison Grantham / October 18, 2009 Nearly 300 soil scientists from 33 countries gathered last week in … finish reading Biodiversity and Global Change : Carbon in the Soil

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Many Ways Industrial Agriculture Is Making Us Sick

Runoff of waste from farm animals is said to be a source of pollutants in drinking water. Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times.Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls WellsBy Charles Duhigg / September 17, 2009 MORRISON, Wis. — All … finish reading Many Ways Industrial Agriculture Is Making Us Sick

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