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agriculture





4/1/2011
Shortages and soaring cotton prices have prompted U.S. farmers to plant more cotton and less food. Hemp is much more versatile and less resource-intensive to grow. Unfortunately, outdated U.S. laws prohibit its production.
2/15/2011
Food has become both a political and a fashion statement--and foodies could save the environmental movement.
7/12/2011
In Oak Park, Michigan, a mother of six faces 93 days in jail for planting vegetables in her front yard. People across the country are rallying to her defense.
2/21/2011
A scientists who has studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years warns that Roundup Ready crops could cause 'a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.'
7/12/2011
In a Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood, residents are getting off the grass. They're donating their front yards to a community organization that grows enough fruits and vegetable on the former lawns to feed 50 families. Now, that's local food.
1/25/2011
Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica’s verdant San Carlos agricultural region is a dynamic, living example of permaculture and biodynamic farming, where every being is part of a system that nurtures the body and the soul.
7/22/2009
Health care providers in Madison, Wisconsin, have teamed up with community-supported agriculture groups to provide rebates for buying local produce.
7/22/2010
Give the grocery store a rest and try some fresh local food options. Check out the nearest farmer's market, or look into joining a CSA.
2/25/2011
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
2/16/2011
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
1/31/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture deems Roundup Ready alfalfa safe, leaving organic crops vulnerable to contamination and paving the way for more superweeds.
2/7/2011
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
2/3/2011
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.




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