By: Frank Dabbs Published: Troy Media, Apr 27, 2014 “But for life the universe were nothing and all life requires is nourishment,” wrote American culinary maven Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1896. Hidden from the agricultural mainstream in Ontario an epicurean counterculture is rethinking the definition of nourishment, and organic herbs, teas, coffees, produce, fruits, maple […]
By: Ramon J. Seidler Published: Mail Tribune, April 13, 2014 “GMO seeds have not been shown to definitively increase yield potentials” and “in fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasionally lower than the yields of conventional varieties.” A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: […]
By: Nicholas Robinson Published: Food Manufacture.co.uk, 26-March-2014 Organic farmers are increasingly moving into food manufacturing in search of higher margins and greater financial security, it has emerged. To read more click here.
To learn about incorporating value added on your own farm, join the FarmStart Skills Building Tour: Value […]
From the cban website March 2014. GM Alfalfa Release Delayed! Your actions are working. Thanks to all your protest, we have kept GM alfalfa off the market this spring! The company Forage Genetics International (FGI) will not release genetically modified (GM) alfalfa this spring, thanks to farmer and consumer opposition. Your continued protest, […]
Neonicotinoids are dangerous to bees and other pollinators and are a primary cause of the massive bee deaths . A majority of the Court today rallied behind motions of the Animal Welfare Party for a national ban on the use of this insecticide in agriculture and retail sales . Neonicotinoids are relatively new agricultural […]
By: Kristie Schmitt
Published: The Courant, April 9, 2014
” We are not the only FarmStart out there! Check out this great program south of the border – in North East US: Farm Credit East’s – FarmStart LLP program provides start up loans to new entrant farmers who would otherwise not be able […]
By Molly Birnbaum Published: Modern Farmer, March 27, 2014
Kristin was a freelance writer living in New York City. Mark was a sustainable farmer working in Pennsylvania. They met in 2001 when Kristin interviewed Mark for an article. What happened next is for the books. Literally.
Kristin documented their relationship in her popular memoir, “The […]
By: Dr Mae Wan Ho Published: The Ecologist, 4th February 2014
Annual sales topped US$5 billion in 2013, with more than 14,000 products verified, including meat and liquid egg […]
As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank highlights new research showing how family farms, can nourish the world while protecting the environment. The new report, Food Tank by the Numbers: Family Farming, features original research from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and draws on dozens […]