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Why Farmers Oppose the Monsanto Mega-Merger
Business  (tags: Big Agra, farms, farming, agriculture, greed, mergers, monopolies )

- 13 days ago -
As the Department of Justice considers its final decision regarding the merger, the poll demonstrates serious concern from farmers and some details about why many believe more consolidation will be harmful.
Immigrants Say Working at Kansas Ranch Was 'Like Slavery'
Business  (tags: immigration, workers, videos, farms, human rights, civil rights )

- 15 days ago -
Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the country, according to five people who worked there.
Farmers' Crops Are Rotting in the Fields Thanks To Trump
Business  (tags: farmers, crops, food, harvests, harvesting, workers. immigrants, farms )

- 215 days ago -
Trump's immigration and trade policy is singlehandedly hurting an already struggling agriculture sector. Farmers are crying, literally crying, that they cannot find the people qualified to harvest their crops.
There Is a Place That Is Nearly Perfect for Growing Food - It Is Not California
Business  (tags: farms, drought, California, southeast, broccoli, growing food )

- 1064 days ago -
Not only is California gripped in its worst drought in at least 1,200 years, but climate models and the fossil record suggest that its 21st century precipitation levels could be significantly lower than the 20th century norm.
Care About Your Food? Then Care About Your Farmworkers Too!
Business  (tags: mericans, business, consumers, dishonesty, environment, farms, Farm Workers, food, government, marketing, money, politics, society )

- 1873 days ago -
But who, exactly, is a farmer? Is it the person who owns a farm? The person who sells food at a farmers' market? Or could a farmer be the immigrant who follows the work from place to place and picks the fruit of the season?
48 Hours to Say NO to Harmful Regulations - Animal Identification - for Family Farms!
Business  (tags: animals, farms, agribusiness, politics )

- 2297 days ago -
Like last time, during the original fight over the NAIS, the group ID is still being proposed for factory farms, which saves agribusiness giants lots of money, while family farmers and those who raise a few animals, like backyard chickens, will face...
Take Action To End Corporate Control of Our Food Supply
Business  (tags: Food, Food Industry, Food supply, Farms )

- 2663 days ago -
The aisles of most American grocery stores give an overwhelming illusion of choice. A closer look, however, quickly reveals that most of the meat, grain, milk -- and even the grocery stores themselves -- are all controlled by just a few corporations.
One Moos and One Hums, But They Could Help Power Google
Business  (tags: farms, cows, manure, google, microsoft, renewable, energy )

- 2865 days ago -
America's dairy farmers could soon find themselves in the computer business, with the manure from their cows possibly powering the vast data centers of companies like Google and Microsoft. While not immediately intuitive, the idea plays on two trends...
Spring Revival Blend Coffee: A Story of Rwandan Survival and Revival
Business  (tags: Rwanda, coffee, fair trade, americans, business, consumers, economy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, farming, farms, GoodNews, humans, investments, investing, investors, money, news, SustainableDevelopment, world )

- 2922 days ago -
Today, Rwanda is one of the hottest origins in specialty coffee, with a well-deserved reputation for high-quality beans. Fair Trade prices, and the training offered by industry experts like Lindsey, are allowing farmers to make a living off their land.
Eat Down the Street - Join the Movement!
Business  (tags: local food, local, food, americans, business, consumers, economy, Entrepreneurs, ethics, farming, farms, humans, investing, investments, money, news, society )

- 2933 days ago -
Join us in supporting the cafes, coffee shops, bistros, diners, pizza joints, pasta shops, and white table cloth haunts that make our neighborhoods fun and fabulous.
Could Your Town Be a Fair Trade Town?
Business  (tags: fair trade, fair trade towns, business, consumers, corporate, economy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, farming, farms, GoodNews, humans, news, society, SustainableDevelopment, world )

- 2935 days ago -
Why Fair Trade Towns? More and more of us care about where our food comes from and how it is grown and processed. We feel a responsibility to better understand the impact that our consumption has on the communities that produce the goods we purchase.
AGRO-COLONIALISM? Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa
Business  (tags: Africa, corporate, business, farms, farming, politics, society, news, economy, ethics, government, investments, money, abuse, world, environment )

- 2936 days ago -
20+ African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture on a shocking scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.
Joe Bageant: Americans Are "Hope Fiends"
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, debt, dishonesty, economy, environment, farms, finance, investments, investors, labor, lies, news, politics, society )

- 2944 days ago -
Thanks to the autonomous commodities economy, Mexico literally cannot keep itself in tortillas. No longer food self-sufficient, Mexico, where corn was first bred and developed into a staple, buys corn on the world market. The price of tortillas in the-->

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