Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag: agriculture

Personal interview: Professor Mark Skidmore What are the Prospects for Peace?

Mark Skidmore talks about how the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for...

With concerted efforts and investments, they could be expanded to achieve a pace and scale that will help address climate change.

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system...

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."

64% of world’s farmland at risk from pesticide pollution, study finds

"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."

Overhaul the USDA

For decades, the agriculture department has been indifferent to struggling rural communities. That has to change.

Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat...

With swift, ambitious and coordinated action, we can indeed provide a healthy and secure diet for the world’s population without further major loss of habitats.

The federal government shouldn’t be trying to salvage our broken food...

Congress is considering an allocation for the mass killing of farmed animals.

‘Anything but secure’: advocates decry USDA rule allowing Big Ag to...

"Consumers have a right to know how gene editing is being used to produce the foods they buy in the market."

Why farmers are dumping milk down the drain and letting produce...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to begin purchasing US$3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat to support farmers and eventually distribute it to food pantries and other organizations feeding Americans in need.

With nation distracted by public health and economic crises, Trump moves...

"It's a no-brainer that this kind of pesticide-intensive agriculture shouldn't be allowed on public lands that are critical to wildlife conservation and preservation of the unique ecosystems of the southeastern U.S."

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Trump planning to run in 2024? From his jail cell?

This guy is a political crook that has been allowed to run free—so far.

Trump’s suicidal gut instinct at work: ‘Fix those ‘rigged’ elections or we won’t vote.’

Trump can’t stand that he can't punch one hole in one state’s tabulations, thus his ever-tiresome "rigged election" lies, taking the untenable to the unthinkable.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

Manchin fumes after Sanders op-ed in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden...

"Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs."

Follow Alabama’s lead on child care

If one of our poorest states can rise to meet this basic human need, why can’t Congress?