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Organic Farming Crucial to Food Security, Addressing Climate Change

In addition to reducing pollution, conserving water, and eliminating hazardous pesticides from the environment, organic farming typically uses 50% less fossil fuel than conventional agriculture.

As the world begins to wrestle with rising food insecurity associated with climate change, a report from Worldwatch points to the crucial role organic farming plays.

Not only is organically . . . → Read More: Organic Farming Crucial to Food Security, Addressing Climate Change

Proposed bill would create farm jobs, expand access to local food

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced her plan to introduce a bill later this week in Congress that includes provisions that would significantly change the nation’s food policy. The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act would expand opportunities for local and regional farmers and make it easier for consumers to have access to healthy foods.

“This is . . . → Read More: Proposed bill would create farm jobs, expand access to local food

Joel Salatin coming to Portsmouth

From the Seacoasteatlocal.org web site:

In Portsmouth, NH, on Thursday, September 22nd [at 7:00 pm], at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. This event is free and open to the public, space is limited — first come, first served:

Joel Salatin — The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface . . . → Read More: Joel Salatin coming to Portsmouth

Sustainable Farming Can Feed the World

An excellent article in the March 8 edition of the NY Times by Mark Bittman:

The oldest and most common dig against organic agriculture is that it cannot feed the world’s citizens; this, however, is a supposition, not a fact. And industrial agriculture isn’t working perfectly, either: the global food price index is at a . . . → Read More: Sustainable Farming Can Feed the World

Food Manifesto

Author and NY Times columnist Mark Bittman suggests a strategy for our country to reduce CO2 emissions, save money, conserve the environment, and most of all, improve people’s health.

For decades, Americans believed that we had the world’s healthiest and safest diet. We worried little about this diet’s effect on the environment or on the . . . → Read More: Food Manifesto

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