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Tag Archives: Fight For Organic Farms

The Hefty Price of Cheap Food

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking shortcuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume at a …

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Small Scale Farming to Feed the World

By Emma Grace Fairchild: We are in an unusual and unfortunate circumstance in terms of our global food supply. There is a contradiction of rising malnutrition and hunger when obesity and diet related diseases are increasing at the same time. This is happening not only in Western countries but also …

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Industrial Hemp on the Rise

By Kim Robson: Recently we discussed the unparalleled ability of industrial hemp to remediate polluted soil. More and more states are enacting laws to allow the licensed cultivation of hemp for its fiber and nutritious seeds. History of Hemp Industrial cannabis goes back 4500 years, when the Chinese used it …

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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Zero Waste Grocery Shopping— Shop at Farmers’ Markets

By Larraine Roulston : Whether you shop for fruits and veggies from farmers’ markets or directly from farms, or stop at a roadside stand, your experience will be nourished by purchasing produce and meat from those who grow it. In addition, it cuts back drastically on waste, as you won’t find …

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Support Small Farms-Farm Apprenticeships

By Kim Robson: Are farmers going extinct? Some experts believe the collapse of our current big agribusiness food system may be imminent because of its dependence on three fragile conditions: cheap petroleum, plentiful clean water, and a stable climate — none of which are guaranteed in our future. Our aging …

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Stop Factory Farming—Support Local Organic Family Farms

By Fredrica Syren: At an alarming rate all over the world, expansion of factory farms is forcing family farmers out of business. According to U.S Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land in the U.S alone. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. …

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Pesticide Drift Is Threatening Organic Crops

By Kim Robson: First we heard about monocultured, genetically modified (GM) farming methods resulting in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller showing up in air and water samples. Now even organic food is being threatened with being contaminated by these chemicals and transgenes because nothing natural lives in a vacuum — everything is …

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Farmers Markets—Good Business for Sustainability

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: We try to shop at local farmers’ markets for as much of our food as possible. We’re lucky to have one relatively close to our home. Some of our friends and family feel it’s hard to find everything they need there. I disagree, but maybe it depends on …

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Organic Farmers Fighting Pesticides Sprayed by State   

By Fredrica Syren: Organic crops are being sprayed with pesticides. Now what is wrong with this sentence? Yes, usually “pesticides” and “organic” do not go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, if you grow organic food, pesticide should never be considered. That’s what organic food growers in California …

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