Jul 31, 2021

In recent years, the sight of flying sparks and fallen ash has become commonplace for Brent Young. He’s witnessed sweeping flames claim neighboring properties in Healdsburg, California within minutes. But when the agricultural director of Jordan Vineyard & Winery steps onto 1,000 acres that’s remained fully intact, it’s a testament to his roaming fire crew […]

Jul 30, 2021

The latest in the ongoing investigation into a long-running price-fixing scandal in the poultry industry has resulted in several new indictments, announced the Department of Justice on Thursday. According to the DOJ’s press release, there are two new indictments: one against Koch Foods, a poultry processor headquartered in Illinois, and four indictments of former Pilgrim’s […]

Jul 30, 2021

Back in January, news broke that six poultry plant workers had died in a Georgia facility. Those deaths, along with several hospitalizations, spurred federal, state and local investigators to figure out the cause. This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) levied 59 citations, totaling just under $1 million, to several companies deemed responsible […]

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Farm

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Emily Baron Cadloff
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Happy 50th Birthday to the Berkeley Restaurant that Launched Farm-to-Fork Eating

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When a... (more)

Paul Freedman
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Shelby Vittek
July 24, 2021
Q&A With ‘Defending Beef’ Author Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman, a vegetarian and environmental lawyer turned cattle rancher, released Defending Beef: The... (more)

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July 20, 2021
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News

Philippines Becomes First Country to Approve GMO ‘Golden Rice’

Genetically modified crops are common in countries such as the United States, but generally they’re... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 28, 2021
Report: Soil Carbon Credits Need More Consistency to Reduce Emissions

Carbon markets for agriculture are a capitalism-friendly method to, theoretically, reduce carbon dioxide emissions. At... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 27, 2021
Agri-Business Corporations Are Trying to Save The Environment. Or Are They?

In the early 2000s, a Starbucks ad struck a nerve with consumers and environmental activists.... (more)

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