Farm to table: Chefs flaunt it, and we flock to farmers markets to support our small, local farms. But is it really making a difference for our farmers?
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Nearly 900 million people go to bed hungry, and we need the 500 million family farmers around the globe to help. Family farms are more important than ever.
Farmer Jim VanDerPol writes with clarity about how agribusiness has changed not only our relationship with the land and our food, but how our sense of community and connection to one another has been displaced.
Family farmers have filed a Notice of Appeal challenging Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Manhattan will hear the farmers’ appeal, seeking to reinstate the case, which has received worldwide attention.
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!
[social_buttons] The phrase,”industrial farming” is something I see on lots of web posts and comment strings. I’m guessing that this intentionally derisive terminology conjures up some pretty negative imagery for most people not directly involved with farming. The use of this emotive term raises two questions for me: Is modern, “industrial” farming actually what people imagine it to […]
Green Diva’s Guide to Delicious Living: Willie Nelson & Farm Aid’s Call to Action to Help Flooded Farmers
Needless to say, I was excited to see a message in my inbox from Willie Nelson! Having met him and interviewed he and his wife last year (briefly), I was sure he was writing to tell me how great I am . . . but, while personally a little disappointing, I was glad to see that […]