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Tag: Sustainable Agriculture

Book Review: “Building Soils Naturally,” Organic Gardening Bible

Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe’s.

Food Crisis Looming? One Simple Way to Save the World (or At Least Stop Making Things Worse)

This year’s drought has hit US farmers below the (corn) belt, prompting fears of global food riots and shortages. With global climate change promising more drought, high temperatures, and severe weather events, it’s time to take a good hard look at our food system in terms of domestic and global food security — and to ask ourselves if there’s a better way to eat, in a world of rising population and shrinking resources. (Hint: there is!)

Fresh: the Movie (Review)

I finally had an opportunity to watch Fresh, the real-food whole-food farm-revolution documentary. It follows Food, Inc.’s footsteps, clamoring poignantly for a better food system. Fresh is a great introduction to some of the core food revolution issues, especially for newcomers to the movement. It’s also an extremely omnivore-friendly film; indeed, in my veganist opinion, animal-food enthusiasts are perhaps overrepresented. However, if you’re new to the real food movement — or just starting to explore idea of ditching the standard American (factory farmed) diet — Fresh is well worth watching.

Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us

The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction.

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 [ … ]