Browsing the "small farms" Tag

Why Farmers Joined Occupy Wall Street

December 12th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

The OWS movement is focusing national attention on the grossly skewed distribution of wealth and power and this is reflected in our nation’s food production systems, which are dominated by industrial agribusiness. For farmers to join the OWS movement is a natural dovetailing of the issues


Is Locally Grown Food a Booming Business?

November 21st, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

The total dollars for local food sales are much bigger than expected- a whopping $4.8 billion in 2008, and almost double that number is predicted for 2010 according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. And even though the percentage of local food sales are small when compared to total food sales nationally, they are significant for their impact at the local level.


More on Wal-Mart’s Healthy Eating Initiative

February 14th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

I had the chance to talk with Andrea Thomas, Wal-Mart's Vice President of Sustainability, about Wal-Mart's new healthy eating initiative. She kindly answered a few questions I had about the programs


URGENT: Tell Your Senators You Support Family Farms

November 18th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

As many of you mentioned in the comments when we asked for your thoughts about the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Tester-Hagan Amendment is critical to protect family farmers in this broadly-worded bill. The final vote on this bill is expected to happen this week, so it's urgent that we act now to support family farms!


Small Farmers Fear FDA Crackdown

April 29th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman

[social_buttons] Amid recent outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella in everything from ground beef to cookie dough to spinach, Congress [&hellip



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