Monday, February 24, 2020

Tag: farming

A new generation of Black farmers is returning to the land

They are working to repair harm inflicted over the past 400 years, with an eye toward reparations.

How to solve the big problems that small family farms are...

Direct sales and the organic label are not enough to keep family-scale farms viable.

How a black farming community found justice

Shirley Sherrod co-founded New Communities, a Black farming community in rural Georgia. But at one time, she wanted to leave farming far...

US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal

If policymakers can envision a contemporary version of ideas in the original New Deal, a climate-friendly and socially just American agriculture is within reach.

Unfair food pricing is killing family farms and regenerative farming

In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until...

Paying farmers fairly could curb climate change and hunger

Parity is at the core of agriculture’s potential to address overproduction.

Federal court rules EPA must make final decision on potential ban...

"We'll find out in three months if the Trump EPA remains under the tight control of the chemical agriculture industry, or if Administrator Wheeler will finally take his job seriously and ban this brain-damaging pesticide."

The FDA should protect consumers, not a dying dairy industry

The dairy industry wants to restrict plant-based companies from using terms like “milk” on their labels.

As national elections draw closer, millions of farmers facing economic despair...

As India’s agrarian crisis deepens, so too will the social unrest, which may force future elected officials to take action on the growing demands of India’s powerful rural populace.

EPA grants bee-killing pesticide ’emergency’ approval; a ‘routine abuse of emergency...

"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

America’s democracy versus Trump fascism. Which will prevail?

The American people better wake soon and realize that this nation’s democracy is under direct attack by these forces of fascism.