Monday, July 15, 2024

Tag: farming

Red Earth Farms is proof that intentional communities can succeed

Ninety percent of all communes dissolve early on. How has this Missouri collective been making it work since 2005?

Air pollution is killing millions and rising exponentially—a shift in agriculture...

We must find a better way to prevent land use from changing.

EPA proposes ban on pesticide widely used on fruits and vegetables

In calling for an end to all uses of the pesticide on food, the agency cited evidence that acephate harms workers who apply the chemical as well as the general public and young children.

Debt forgiveness in the Bronze Age

Whether in the realms of trade or agriculture, the operative principle was that debtors should not lose their economic liberty by being held liable for “acts of God.”

The rising tide of factory farms: A look at the growing...

There has been a 29 percent increase in cattle farms with 5,000 or more cattle since 2012, and a 17 percent increase in the largest chicken farms.

Progressive groups unveil ‘Rural New Deal’ to ‘reverse decades of economic...

"Rebuilding and renewing supportive social and economic connections across rural and urban lines, empowering rural people and communities, moving away from extractive relationships of the past, is the course we must chart together."

Agrivoltaics: the farm-to-solar trend that can help accelerate the renewable energy...

Using the same land for the production of both agriculture and solar energy is a win-win for the climate and farmers.

How Indigenous land management practices are a blueprint for climate-resilient agriculture

As a rapidly warming world strains at the shortcomings in industrial farming, key lessons can be taken from Indigenous practices.

The climate crisis could make your grocery bill even higher

“I don’t think farming in California has ever been more complex and more challenging."

How small farms are reclaiming culture in Palestine

Palestinians are organizing CSA programs and small farms to become food sovereign and protect their culture against colonialism.

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Shooting at Trump rally sparks blame game as Progressives condemn GOP accusations against Biden

Political violence at Trump rally ignites accusations and calls for unity.

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s health harms

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.