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Is Test Tube Meat in Our Near Futures?

Whether you are a carnivore or not, we all can agree that the bulk of our meat production industry is unsustainable, inhumane and unhealthy. Factory farms are bad for the environment, the animals, and…

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Agroecology Vs. Industrial Farming (Infographic)

We all know that sustainable farming tends to be better for the environment than industrial agriculture, but just how pronounced is the difference between the two farming methods? Can they make a radi…

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Costa Rica: I Want Your Travel Tips!

  In the four days I've been staying on a farm in rural Costa Rica, the most striking thing has to be the noise. The chorus of insects, the rushing water of the nearby river, the meowing cats …

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Not-So-Local Meat

Last month I was witness to an illegal pig slaughter. I should probably clarify this statement on all fronts. This slaughter (or “harvest” as people who raise livestock like to call it) was not done i…

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Detroit: The Center of Urban Farming

When most people think of the city of Detroit, they think of how and where America went wrong. While there remain some longstanding virtues of the place, the Motor City has been in a steady decline fo…

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3 Stellar Cookbooks of 2012

One would think, with the bumper crop of food blogs and recipe archives on the internet that the humble, hard copy, cookbook would be utterly obsolete, if not dead. Maybe it is those die-hard foodies …

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Chipotle Promotes Sustainable Farming

One of the more surprising bits of television broadcasted during the Grammy Awards last night was not a hastily thrown together eulogy, nor was it some dance spectacle with religious and sexual overto…

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Returning Farmland to Nature in Minnesota

Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, Aden…

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Are Farmers Markets Good For Everyone?

Back in 1976, when the Union Square Greenmarket opened in New York City, the notion of a greenmarket in the center of one of Manhattan’s most blighted public spaces seemed odd, if not foolish. At the …

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Organic and Pesticide Free…Not So Fast

Ask anyone worth their weight in organic food what the definition of organic is, and they will probably say something along the lines of, “food that is made without chemicals, pesticides, or additives…

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