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$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has made the promise of healthier school lunches more of a reality, as will new initiatives that support locally-sourced, minimally-processed foods to be deliver…

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Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? (video)

Or to put the question another way, "Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?" We are told that the answer is "Yes" by big agricultural companies making GMO seed and pesticid…

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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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Monsanto Charged with Chemical Poisoning

Itís not every day that we learn about a victory for Mother Earth.† But thanks to a 47-year old farmer and a French court there has been a victory against U.S. biotechnology giant Monsanto.† And, I'd …

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Real Food: Why Biodiversity Can Save Our Bodies & Planet

By The Chopra Well Have we declared war on the Earth? According to Vandana Shiva, a renowned physicist, philosopher, and eco feminist, this is indeed the path we are treading. Itís a bold stat…

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How Farmers Are Using Social Media

By Dana Shultz for Diets In Review | Photo via iStock As†social media continues to connect generations, cultures, businesses, consumers and really, the world over, there's one demographic that seem…

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Farm Feeds Cows Candy Because Corn is Too Expensive

  It's been a rough summer for farmers across much of the United States. The worst drought in decades has destroyed millions of acres of crops, dried up water supplies, and forced the price of…

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Coffee Plantation Forests: Best for Birds?

By Jennifer Hattam, TreeHugger Clearing wooded "shade" plantations for open farmland doesn't just hurt biodiversity, it may also make it more difficult to control pests and can lead to crop losse…

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‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ (Video)

By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com Greg Peterson, age 21 and one of the stars of the YouTube viral video "I"m Farming and I Grow It," doesn't have much time for small talk. I got a chance to cha…

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Digging Out What’s Hiding in the Farm Bill

There's a lot of talk this week about the farm bill as the Senate prepares to vote on an amendment that would work for farmers for five years. The bi-partisan legislation is expected to sail through b…

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