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May 17, 2024

Mark Shepard didn’t set out to be a farmer, let alone a visionary one. Yet, three decades after securing his first piece of land, Shepard is one of the leading voices in non-traditional farming. He’s also the founder and operator of New Forest Farm, a perennial agricultural ecosystem, head of Restoration Agriculture Development, a land […]

May 17, 2024

We are crouched on our hands and knees, ripping out lettuce at Andrew’s Farm in Gardiner, Maine, where I work. “Some of them might be slimy,” says the owner, offering me gloves. I’m not squeamish, but he’s right. Many of the plants have rotted at the base, a symptom of a soil fungus brought about […]

“Virtually all of the products I buy on the regular have experienced some degree of shrinkflation…The practice is intentionally based on deceiving the customer. It’s unethical.”  “This is getting ridiculous! I just spent $370 on groceries and have barely any food… How are people supposed to survive like this? Why is having three meals a […]

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Naoki Nitta
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