Approved by the House and Senate and supported by the president, industry, and even sustainable-ag groups, the food-safety bill is about to get buried alive on the Senate floor. Huh???!!!
Farming attracts tinkerers, makers, and make-doers — and now some have begun open-sourcing their inventions on a new blog.
Around Minneapolis, fishing is a huge sport and there are trout farms, but there aren’t many sources for sustainably caught fish. Among of the exceptions are the few commercial fishermen left on Lake Superior, like Harley Tofte.
The U.S. needs more new farmers, and the USDA says it wants to encourage them. But as the stories of several young farmers show, money and help aren’t easy to get.
Does our cheap food system bring us higher quality of life than other countries? A food industry flack believes so, but facts suggest otherwise. And I’m starting to think that we can’t really reform the food system until we reform …