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Buying organic isn’t just about local veggies

Pedaling our bicycles and gear across the American West at a steady 12 miles an hour, my friend Neil and I have begun to fathom just how much land our society dedicates to growing food, …

Water: Source of Life and Conflict in the Land of Rivers

Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute.

Waste Less, Share More

Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a recent World Resources Institute report, approximately a third of all food …

Fighting for Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Minnesota

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates a number programs and initiatives that build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic, and …

The Aquaponics Solution

This article reports on a novel, sustainable, and economically viable model for aquaponic food production year-round, even in locations with harsh winter …

To Survive In Farming, Try Taoism

I never did learn to go with the flow. I just got old and had to.

Owning Food: In Search of a Common Good

Understanding property rights helps to explain the structural problems in our economic system and how they relate to the management of resources. For a …

The Gift of the Maya

"The Maya forest garden holds, in its ramblings and roots, a hidden-in-plain-sight way through our present crises."

New Book Does a Deep Dive Into Running a Seed Library

In her new book, Seed Libraries: and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People, Conner does a deep dive into issues surrounding seeds and seed …

The Incredible Industrial Egg

Eggs 101 is “Brought to you by the American Egg Board,” the people behind “The incredible edible egg.” One can almost see the PR …

Harvest Season

Regardless of the “when,” a careful harvest, with work and planning, is renewable, an object lesson in resource use we would all be wise to …
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