Agriculture has disrupted the planet more than anything we have ever done, including burning fossil fuels. A sustainable future depends on recognizing this fact — and radically changing the way we farm and eat.
As people respond to the shock of the pandemic, it’s interesting to hear their perspectives about pre-pandemic days.
In the food industry, we have a trade show called “Expo West.” It’s been happening for over 30 years, and it’s size is massive, with over 80,000 attendees and over 5,000 companies presenting. This year, many commented that “the show has lost its soul.” Others were totally and completely jazzed, a real bifurcation.
“America, less than 1% of our farmland is organic….” Not enough Americans know this. With over 911 millions farmable acres in the United States, less than 1% of those acres are organic. So while 80% of us are now eating something organic, and 75% of grocery store categories now carry something organic, less than 1%…
A growing number of companies from Danone to General Mills are recognizing that the sustainability of their supply chain does not meet the needs of 21st century families.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that our global food system needs restructuring. Nine plants account for 2/3 of our global food system. Food security is national security, and if one of those crops gets wiped out, we are vulnerable. But here’s the rub: You can’t fix a broken food system with a broken financial system. And…
50 years ago the USA led the way in regulating pesticides, but research published today in Environmental Health finds that the country is still using many pesticides that are either banned or being phased out in the EU, China and Brazil.
Tim Ryan poses the questions, “Is it important that big agriculture makes a bunch of money? Or that big pharma makes a bunch of money? Or, is it most important that our citizens are healthy?”
A few years ago a group created a fun and engaging parody of Monsanto’s glyphosate from the music of the Beatles, “Yesterday.”
From Karen King, Mt Citra Farm It has been a hell of a year for farmers, and I don’t mean that in a good way. A study released last year by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested that male farmers in 17 states took their lives at a rate two times higher than…