Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

Tyrion Lannister loves farm animals

Tyrion Lannister is my favorite character in Game of Thrones (both the HBO series and the book series, which I refuse to call by its goofy official name), and Peter Dinklage is super-handsome and deserves 300 Emmys. So it’s nice to know that, unlike Tyrion, Dinklage wears his good-heartedness openly — he’s the new national spokesperson for the Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals campaign. Book series fans, maybe don’t tell them about Pretty the Pig.

Locavore

Blame it all on my roots: Local food sees a resurgence in the South

A growing cadre of farmers, chefs, activists, and consumers is moving Alabama back to its rich and sustainable agricultural heritage.

Sustainable Farming

New documentary is like ‘The Real World’ for farming

Filmmaker Hailey Wist’s documentary The Garden Summer is the true story of five strangers picked to live on a farm, work together, and have their lives taped. Wist recruited four other good-looking 20-something suburbanites to spend the summer on an Arkansas farm, getting all their food (except booze, coffee, and cooking oil) either from their own garden or from within a 100-mile radius. So what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real on a farm? Well, like the original MTV reprobates, they drink, get in arguments, and have romantic entanglements, sometimes with the same people. But they …

Locavore

Cut above: Cooking with grass-fed beef

A new book by Lynne Curry covers everything from how grass becomes beef to the basics of butchery -- with plenty of recipes along the way.

Sustainable Farming

Put it in your pipe and grow it: Former tobacco farms evolve

The 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement didn't just pay for health damages and counter-marketing, it's also been quietly helping farmers in North Carolina rebuild their local food system.

Sustainable Farming

What’s the real difference between cage-free and pastured eggs? [VIDEO]

With Big Ag hijacking terms like "free range" and reducing them to marketing slogans, how can you really tell if your eggs are humanely raised? This beautiful video from the Lexicon of Sustainability cracks the case.

Food

Monsanto WISHES it could make corn this cool

“Glass Gem” corn looks almost CGI, but it actually comes out of the ground that way. It’s the product of a small farm and a retro, handcrafted approach to agriculture — “genetic modification” from back when genetic modification meant painstaking generations of selective breeding.

Sustainable Farming

University strikes back against Occupy the Farm

Those occupying the Gill Tract, a 10-acre plot just outside of Berkeley, say they won't leave until they know it will be farmed sustainably. Meanwhile, the University of California -- owner of the property -- is losing its patience.

Food

Born to bee wild: How feral pollinators may help prevent colony collapse disorder

Some scientists believe that crossbreeding with wild bees may be key to preserving the domestic honeybee. But will anyone pay attention in time?

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