Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tag: farming

Encourage Congress to ban factory farms

It is time we fight back and support animal welfare, our environment, and what we put on our dinner plates!

Bridging the food-or-energy gap

“This dual use of the land adds a layer of efficiency that wouldn’t be there. You start seeing layer after layer of benefit, benefit, benefit."

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.

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Kangaroos are victims of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife

Importing kangaroo meat and skins must be banned in the EU, but Americans can also help protect this iconic species.

Court reaffirms Keystone XL’s non-pipeline construction permit invalid, again

“Constructing pipelines through rivers, streams and wetlands without analyzing the impacts on imperiled species is unconscionable."

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.

GOP ‘plot to gut social security behind closed doors’ gains steam in Senate COVID-19...

"Obviously this is a way to push in cuts to Social Security and Medicare without leaving fingerprints, or not many fingerprints."

A bad winner, Trump will be a worse loser

Trump goes down because no one can "disinfect" reality.