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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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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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Memo from the Blackland Prairie : Obama and the Texas Family Farm

Blackland Prairie. Image from Texas Parks and Wildlife.Subsistence farming and big agribusiness:Obama stops the massive subsidies By Jane Leatherman Van Praag / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2010 I live on and manage our family farm just south of … finish reading Memo from the Blackland Prairie : Obama and the Texas Family Farm

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‘Future Farming’ : A 50-Year Plan for Sustainable Agriculture

Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute, shown with actress Jane Fonda. Photo by Joan Halifax (Upaya) / Wikipedia Commons. ‘If we continue our offenses against the land and the labor by which we are fed, the food supply will … finish reading ‘Future Farming’ : A 50-Year Plan for Sustainable Agriculture

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Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

I wonder what sort of regulatory model we have arrived at that finds it commendable to break up small groups of people wanting to raise and consume a natural product with no harmful properties and yet ignores a massive, fraudulent, … finish reading Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

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Remember the Bees? EPA Is Hiding Something

EPA is Hiding Colony Collapse Disorder InformationAugust 18, 2008 NRDC Forced to Sue to Get Public Records on Bee Mystery WASHINGTON — The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit today to uncover critical information that the US government is … finish reading Remember the Bees? EPA Is Hiding Something

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World Hunger : Do the Math

A Shortage of Democracy, Not FoodBy Frances Moore Lappé Forty years ago, squirreled away in the basement “Ag” library at U.C. Berkeley, I wanted answers to one question: Why were 960 million people going hungry? At the time, newspaper headlines … finish reading World Hunger : Do the Math

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