Why grow lentils? 1) Two big reasons: fertilizer and water. 2) They can cope with a wide range of weather conditions. 3) They're delicious.
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There were no doubt celebrations last week in the boardrooms of corporations that own patents to the world's genetically engineered crops. Proposals to label foods containing these crops--commonly called GMOs for genetically modified organisms--were defeated soundly in Colorado and barely in Oregon.
Rick tells about working with government, prioritizing social equity, reclaiming our food system, and more...
Net pay is what you have to pay your bills today. And, net energy is what society has in order to conduct its business (and its fun) on any given day. Is net energy still increasing?
For the world as a whole, the era of rapidly growing fertilizer use is now history.
Growing Home was launched to provide job training to Chicagoans in need
This story began when I spotted a road kill Fallow Buck beside the A303.
A new, global rush to embrace biofuels—for transport,heat, and electricity—is a growing threat to ecosystems, wildlife, human health, and the climate. The trend poses the danger of increased commodification of forests, greater competition between food and energy markets, and even …
A Canadian family physician's take on peak energy, peak food and peak population: "I became aware of peak oil five years ago, and since then I have been struggling to integrate this knowledge into my medical practice and family life."
Eric Garza presents data on the energy costs of food in the United States, and links the high energy intensity of the US food system to recent food price volatility.