Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag: farming

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."

They rescued pigs and turkeys from factory farms – and now...

It’s an alarming example of the power of the animal agriculture industry, the confluence of interests between industry and law enforcement, and the appalling treatment of animals in industrial agricultural production.

A new economic model for the South: Ditch corporate welfare and...

“With modest increases in public investment in technical support and start-up capital … cooperatives could greatly expand into new markets, employ significant numbers of people, and contribute healthier food to their communities.”

In the race to achieve zero hunger and mitigate climate change,...

"In the race to beat food insecurity, achieve zero hunger, and address climate change, we must pay attention to the soil."

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Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

The taint on Trump

What has our country become? A country that accepts rapists as their leaders?

Here’s Elizabeth Warren’s plan to close the wage gap for women of color

"It’s time to build an America that recognizes the role that women of color play in their families and in the economy."

10 ways Andrew Wheeler has decimated EPA protections in just one year

Trump’s EPA administrator should change the name of his agency to “Every Polluter’s Ally.”

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.”