Food production in the United States is currently dominated by two methods: organic farming and traditional farming that incorporates the benefits of engineered seeds. If early successes are any indication of the future, then it may soon be time to make room for a third: vertical farming. There are numerous benefits to vertical farms, which [...]
There has been much reporting on the effects of the current drought on crops, particularly corn and soybeans, and the news isn’t getting any better!
The new estimates coming out are even worse than anticipated and the prices continue to rise. Get ready folks this is going to be a record year for higher [...]
While the FDA maintains that GMO ingredients are no more harmful than other ingredients CA residents have amassed enough signatures to get the ‘labeling’ law on their Nov. ballot [...]
a hearing on GMO’s was held in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. On the evening news you often times see convicted former Wall Street financiers walking out of the doors of this courthouse in New York City. This court is the setting for a major legal battle which will impact all grain farmers in the United States. [...]
The question is who will grow our food for the next generations? With factory farms creating high barriers to entry, will our family farms just completely die? It is more and more difficult for young people to enter the agricultural arena! Watch and Pass It On: Who Will Grow Food for Future Generations? September 2nd, [...]
That some groups of folks are coming together to begin to explore how to establish a ‘sustainable’ food production system in their immediate area is a conversation that is way past due in my opinion!
Given the state of the world at this point, economics, social destabilization, natural and man made disasters, wouldn’t you [...]
Ah it was nice to read an article that points to a sure fire ‘growth’ area of our economy, FOOD…the slow food movement is catching on and I personally support it…buy local as much as possible, grow your own when you can and don’t look for huge profits fast…
The constant fight for more [...]
A few hours ago, the Food and Drug Administration declared it no longer needs credible evidence to seize food that may be contaminated. [...]
U.S. Department of Agriculture has now decided to completely deregulate genetically engineered corn used for ethanol production. This is just the latest Frankenfood horror unleashed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack [...]
Since trying “natural farming” last year under the guidance of a folksy South Korean master farmer known as Han Kyu Cho, Delos Reyes said production on his 10-acre plot has doubled — and demand is growing even faster. [...]