Biodynamic agriculture may be sustainable and balanced, but it can also seem extremely brutal.
Late summer is time most farmers have been working for all year, and when your crop gets wiped out, it can mean losing the bulk of your income.
It seems that most farmers these days are also philosophers. David Cleverdon of Illinois-based Kinnikinnick farm is no exception.
In our nation's breadbasket, adaptation to climate change is very much already in progress -- the attitudes of those who represent farmers in our nation's capital notwithstanding. Higher minimum temperatures are reducing yields for corn, which likes hot days but cool nights. So whatever their political leanings, farmers have to adapt or face disaster.
From apple orchards in New York to sweet corn fields in Massachusetts, we take a look at how farmers are faring after the storm.
Okay, so this video was sponsored by Chipotle, but if you can ignore a small amount of logo placement and posturing, it's really adorable. Look at the little propane-canister-looking pigs! Listen to Willie Nelson make a Coldplay song sound genuinely emotional! Watch the rotund farmer guy have a change of heart and let his animals go free-range! RUN FREE, PROPANE PIGGIES!
Is the growth of farmers markets around the U.S. too much of a good thing? Or do we need to grow more farmers and more infrastructure to meet demand?
Nina Federoff touts GMOs in The New York Times. But after more than 15 years of commercialized GMOs, we know not to believe the promises any longer.
If mercury wasn't enough to scare you away from tuna, read about more devious offenses standard in the tuna industry.
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