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Farmers Prepare to Convince Congress to Pass the Farm Bill

Farmers don't get as much credit as they deserve. Without farmers, families across the nation would not have food on their table. Since the early 1900s the federal government has helped anyone who was…

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Senate Votes: Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMO Food

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger I have to say that I didn't expect the vote to go otherwise, but I'm surprised it was so lopsided: The Farm Bill amendment that would unambiguously give states the ri…

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Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

By Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy This month marked the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the United States. On May 9, 1934, massive clouds of dust and top soil…

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On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity (video)

Please do NOT watch this video with young children. As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and hel…

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Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill (video)

Do you ever wonder why highly processed foods are so profitable for the food industry? The Farm Bill makes their primary ingredients cheaper, and favors industrial producers over small farmers. Fresh …

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A Farm Bill to Improve Our Health

  [caption id="attachment_1074094" align="aligncenter" width="443" caption="Dr. Andrew Weil promotes a "Food and Farm" Bill."][/caption] "We need to get the Farm Bill renamed th…

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