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Tag: Organic Farming

Monsanto in Court: What’s the Big Deal?

A smooth and well-funded PR campaign, along with aggressive legal tactics towards farmers who resist Monsanto’s stranglehold, have bought ample success for Goliath biotech company Monsanto. Unfortunately, this trend has persistently not translated to success for farmers, workers, or consumers. Recent lawsuits and protests shine a harsh and unflattering light on Monsanto’s practices and corporate behavior, as farmers and consumers around the country reach for a slingshot and take aim.

Sustainable Local Food & Fun

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you [ … ]

Ripe for Change: The Story of Caifornia’s Local Food Movement

Passionate, committed people that believed in a saner, healthier approach to growing and preparing food as a core value drove California’s local food movement. The film Ripe for Change tells the story of California’s role as a key player in the movement for local organic food production through the stories of its foodie rock stars, and highlights the issues that still persist today for small farms.

Is It Organic?

If The Cornucopia Institute really wants to “clean up” the organic industry, they should start by demanding routine field testing.

What I’ve Learned On the Farm This Season

This season I went from being a lowly farm intern to managing a 5-acre organic farm. So yeah, I’m in way over my head. But I’m learning fast, and a lot of what I’m learning might be applicable to the challenges you’re facing in your home garden!

Do Biotechnology and Organic Farming Go Together?

The Economist magazine is sponsoring an online debate about whether biotechnology is sustainable. It’s not quite the same old GMO vs. organic farming argument. The Economist has rounded up some of the top people in the field to state their position for or against. There’s room there for your own rebuttals and arguments, if you choose. And there’s a poll.