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FOOD FIGHT: THE CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE NEXT FOOD & FARM BILL

Imhoff, Kirschenmann
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If you are interested in reforming America’s food system, we highly recommend this new Guide. Informed input from concerned citizens is the only thing that will counter the powerful vested interests and bring us a fresh food/farm policy that serves public health, job creation, land stewardship and even national security.

Every five years, the U.S. Congress passes complex legislation called the Farm Bill. Primarily accountable for setting the budgets and work plans for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm Bill is the essential economic and policy engine that drives our food and farming system and provides nutritional assistance to tens of millions of Americans—many of them children. In recent years, more and more citizens are realizing just how much is at stake in this political chess game.

Originally published in 2007, Food Fight is Daniel Imhoff's highly acclaimed primer on the complex issues contained within the Farm Bill. Now in a newly updated and expanded edition, Imhoff looks ahead at this important issue, as the debate for 2012 is already underway. With the legislation due to be reauthorized in late 2012, Food Fight offers a critical resource that can help concerned citizens deconstruct this challenging bill, organize in their communities and press their elected representatives to serve the public good, rather than vested interests.

The Guide explains:
  • The Farm Bill’s connection to the national obesity epidemic…
  • The problems with subsidizing the expansion of corn-based ethanol…
  • The myths of “cheap food”…
  • Who wins and who loses from heavily subsidized industrial ag systems.
If you eat, pay taxes, and care about the health of our citizenry, the fate of family farmers or our country’s food security, this book is for you.

Includes a foreword by Michael Pollan.


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YOUR GREEN HOME

Alex Wilson
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More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about.

Your Green Home, a Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living is written for homeowners planning a new home — whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built — and getting what you want.

Your Green Home covers:

  • Home location and its relationship to the community
  • Site design
  • Construction systems
  • Building design to optimize energy performance
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Material selection
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Water efficiency
  • Material selection


This book will prove useful not only to future homeowners, but also to designers and builders seeking to meet this demand. Building professionals well-versed in green building may find this a useful book to give to potential clients to convey the scope and principles of green building.

About the Contributor:

Alex Wilson is President of Building-Green, an authoritative source for information on environmentally responsible design and construction, which also publishes Environmental Building News. Co-editor Mark Piepkorn has extensive experience with natural and traditional building methods.


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THE BACKYARD LUMBERJACK

Frank & Stephen Philbrick
Paperback

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Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your …

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Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your complete guide to bringing in wood, from felling the tree, to splitting and drying the wood, to stacking and burning. The father and son duo will give you detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning wood.


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2007 MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HOMES

"Mother Earth News" editors
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Building your dream green home is now easier than ever! Mother's annual Guide to Homes features articl…

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Building your dream green home is now easier than ever! Mother's annual Guide to Homes features articles to start building your dream home now.


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"THE HERB COMPANION" HERB GARDEN SERIES CD-ROM


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Purchase The Herb Gardening Series on CD-ROM. All on one handy compact disk.


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Purchase The Herb Gardening Series on CD-ROM. All on one handy compact disk.


This comprehensive collection contains the following 14 e-books:


  • Growing and Using Chives
  • Growing 15 Herbs for the Kitchen
  • Growing and Using Basil
  • Growing and Using Cilantro
  • Growing Herbs for Cold and Flu Relief
  • Growing and Using Dill
  • Growing and Using Echinacea
  • Herbal Teas for Lifelong Health
  • Making Your Own Incense
  • Growing and Using Lavender
  • Growing and Using Oregano
  • Growing and Using Rosemary
  • Growing and Using Tarragon
  • 15 Herbs for Tea


Just pop it in your computer and open a wealth of information on the endless uses for herbs! No Internet connection required. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.


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ALCOHOL CAN BE A GAS DVD

David Blume
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Hear David Blume extol the virtues of ethanol fuel in this two hour lecture, originally given to the Gr…

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Hear David Blume extol the virtues of ethanol fuel in this two hour lecture, originally given to the Green Party of Nevada City, Calif. In this video, you'll learn the history of gasoline and how ethanol fuel has been attacked by the oil industry.


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CHOOSE WISELY SMALL T-SHIRT


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Mother Earth News “Choose Wisely” 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirts.


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Mother Earth News “Choose Wisely” 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirts.


These soft, natural-color t-shirts feature the “Choose Wisely”* graphic on the front, which reads "Choose Wisley: 40 Years of Oil Left, 5,500,000,000 Years of Sunshine Left" and the Mother Earth News tree on the back, both sides screen-printed in dark green. All standard sizes available. Wear it with pride!


* The “Choose Wisely” graphic was featured in the December/January 2007/2008 issue of Mother Earth News in the article “Solar is the Solution.”


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NATURAL HOME ORGANIC COTTON TOTE BAG (set of 5)


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Price: $21.26

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This set of 5 sweat-shop free canvas tote bags helps to conserve resources and shows the world you care about living wisely. Dimensions 15 1/2 x 16.


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SVO: Powering Your Vehicle With Straight Vegetable Oil

Forest Gregg
Paperback

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The benefits of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as an alternate fuel for diesel engines are many. SVO is cheap, carbon-…

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The benefits of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as an alternate fuel for diesel engines are many. SVO is cheap, carbon-neutral, uses a waste product and does not depend upon centralized corporate infrastructure.

SVO is the only book available that explains exactly what you need to convert a diesel vehicle and how to do it properly. It provides readers the knowledge to sort through the different supply companies and online plans to find the best equipment and plans for their needs. While technical in nature, this fully illustrated book is very accessible. Each method is introduced and described in great detail. Illustrated, 226 pages.


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HOW TO BUILD WITH GRID BEAM

Phil & Richard Jergenson
Paperback

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How To Build With Grid Beam is a Mother Earth News book that will help you become familiar with the modular, reusabl…

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How To Build With Grid Beam is a Mother Earth News book that will help you become familiar with the modular, reusable building system that is fast, easy, affordable and virtually goof-proof.

Grid beam's modular pieces and bolt-together construction make the system fast and straightforward to work with. It has all the advantages of an industrial building system: standard, modular sizes; uniform materials; and interchangeable parts. Projects knock flat and are easy to transport. Since the pieces can be used over and over again, grid beam is easy both on your wallet and on the environment — the authors have been using some of their components for over 30 years.

How to Build with Grid Beam includes hundreds of photos of real projects built over a 60-year period, showing the many uses of grid beam, from shelves for college students to projects involving alternative energy. The versatility of grid beam is inspiring, for beginners, more experienced do-it-yourselfers, and innovators who will develop their own designs. Even school-age children can use grid beam to build simple projects.

About the Contributor(s):
Phil Jergenson is an innovator who built the first grid beam vehicle.

Richard Jergenson built his first grid beam project in 1977.

Wilma Keppel is a writer and editor who is also a welder, carpenter and grid beam builder.

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