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The Spy Who Saved Cleveland
Tears stream down Lakeisha Jeffries’ face and over her chin onto a few dried splotches of bright indoor wall paint. Words falter and she apologizes for the surge of gratitude. “I’m sorry. It’s so … I can’t talk about it … My whole life … changed.”Jeffries is part of a work crew renovating a house...
Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales
Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.
Bill to allow 'Aquaponic' systems for simultaneous fish, vegetable farming to be heard
Many of us want to eat in a healthy way, but often times, the cost is a deterrent.
Eugene grocer acquires site for aquaponics farm in Dexter
(Logo and Pic's Upon Request) Contact Information: Jason Waligoske, President of Inyan, Inc. P.O. Box 12007/ Eugene, OR 97440 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13th, 2015 Jason and Louisa Waligoske buy an aquaponics and permaculture farm site for...
‘Hydroponics’ sends Gonzalez to Regional Spelling Bee
Cindy Gonzalez, a seventh-grader at William Monroe Middle School, said she didn’t expect to be the county’s best speller on her first attempt at a bee.
The Epicenter of Organic Farming is India, Not Berkeley
Chemical-free agriculture isn't limited to America's carefully tended rooftop gardens. In fact, it's the world’s developing nations that are leading the way in organics.
Urban farms may be best use for vacant city lots and industrial areas
Urban farmers who are turning vacant lots into fresh food sources say they’re here to stay and are out to convince the real estate industry and city planners they represent a beneficial, long-term change in the land-use patterns of the core cities
Urban farming: A new approach to raising goats
CHICAGO — Eric Staswick headed to his goat shed and entered to the sound of soft bleating. “Hey, girl,” he said, leading a calm-eyed Nigerian dwarf goat named Claire onto a milking stand outside. Claire contentedly munched grain as Staswick hooked her up to a milker, petting her back as
Dallas Plan Commission OKs urban agriculture changes
Members of the Dallas Plan Commission gave unanimous and enthusiastic approval Thursday to a proposal to shift city code to allow selling produce from community gardens. 'There are people fighting…
Students explore organic farming, sustainable agriculture in new GVSU program
A new certificate program at Grand Valley State University aims to teach students about the ins and outs of sustainable agriculture.
Research funding stacked against sustainable agriculture, says OEFFA speaker
Scientist worries whether sustainable agriculture can survive industrial agriculture.
Colorado may pay to get more local food in schools
Measure would spend $1M a year to help farmers make upgrades so they can sell to schools
UN News - Agriculture must change, UN agency chief tells Paris summit, urging ‘paradigm shift’
The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century and the need to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
The Future Of Agriculture? Smart Farming
To feed all the planets inhabitants, food production must increase by 70 per cent by 2050. Smart farming could help reach this goal.