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December 2011

Top Ten Food and Farm Stories of 2011

This year the food policy landscape shifted for better and for worse. Here are the top ten food and farm stories of 2011, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). 1) The Secret Farm Bill–Dead! Fortunately, the Congressional Super Committee failed in its effort to come up with a deficit-cutting plan, putting an end to […]

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Joan Gussow on The Big ‘O’

The Real Story of `O’ — When we said organic, we meant local, healthful, and just. By Joan Dye Gussow, reposted from Organic Gardening. There was a time when suggesting that the term organic meant more than carbon-containing was to risk labeling yourself a food faddist. There was a time when newspaper gardening columns patronizingly […]

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How Our Community Re-Financed Our Grocery Co-op: A Slow Money Success Story

We love to share Slow Money success stories like this one from North Carolina. If you’ve got one to share from your community, let us know! Just fill out our web form here. This article was reposted from Sustainable Grub, written by Dee Reid. It all started when Chatham Marketplace had a financial obligation looming. […]

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Greg Marley: Mushrooms for the Holidays

This is the latest post from Greg Marley’s blog. He is the author of 2010’s Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, which won the prestigious Jane Grigson award from the IACP that year. German Ein Männlein steht in Walde Ganz still und stumm Er hat von lauter Purpur Ein Mäntelein um. Sag’ ver mag das Männlein sein […]

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Nuclear-Related Deaths in U.S. Increased after Fukushima

In an article published by the Sacramento Bee, a study by the International Journal of Health Services has revealed a shocking increase in the number of nuclear-related deaths in the United States as a result of the explosion at Fukushima earlier this year. An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to […]

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The Enemy Speaks – Labeling of Biotech Foods is Unnecessary and Unconstitutional

One of our affiliates, and a great partner in the fight for sustainable food, is the Organic Consumer’s Association. Last week they shared this article, originally from Forbes, on why labeling genetically modified and other biotech foods is a bad idea. If you’re a regular visitor here, we’re sure you’ll disagree as vehemently as we […]

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Mat Stein on The Survival Podcast

Author Matthew Stein was recently interviewed on The Survival Podcast. His most recent book is When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival. This book has received excellent advance praise from experts on survival and disaster preparedness. Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he majored […]

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Eliot Coleman’s Fertile Dozen: Recommended Reading for Organic Growers

Reposted from Milkwood Permaculture. This list of books by organic market garden expert Eliot Coleman was given to us by the Allsun Farm crew. Apparently these are the 12 books that most influenced Eliot during his transition from school teacher to organic market gardener extraordinaire. They’re pretty radical! Eliot writes: “In order to understand the […]

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Conversations with Chelsea Green Authors

A new feature over at The Atlantic’s website is a fascinating set of brief interviews with interesting people called “9 1/2 Questions“, and it’s no surprise to us that some of our authors have been chosen already. From working quietly to improve the soil and teach others how, to rethinking economics in the hopes of […]

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Join Joel Salatin, Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier and More for a Carbon Farming Course

Carbon Farming puts carbon where it belongs – in the soil. Carbon Farming combines cutting-edge agricultural practices with the tools of ecological design to build healthy soil and profitable farms. The Carbon Farming Course is hosted by the beautiful ThreeFold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, home of the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamic Agriculture. Evening […]

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