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March 31, 2014

 

farmers looking at ag drone

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

February 20, 2014

Ag Info 

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Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data

Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

February 5, 2014

At Long Last 

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Farm Bill Clears Last Big Hurdle

After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.

December 17, 2013

It All Starts With A Seed 

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Film To Follow Seed Savers’ Struggle

A new documentary film has explored a global movement to stop plummeting diversity in the world's food seed stocks.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

August 1, 2011

Fish Farms 

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Bluefin Tuna And The Trouble With Fish Farms

Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?

May 25, 2011

Supporting Farms 

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Farm Subsidy Program Could Get A Make-Over

President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

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Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

March 30, 2011

Access Denied 

Taking Pictures Of Cows

Iowa House Bill Bars Unapproved Documentation At Farms

One of America's largest meat producing states could make it illegal to take pictures, videos, and unapproved recordings on farms.

March 13, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Finding Examples Of Good Work

In the final part of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about what communities need to do to be sustainable and he explains why he is hopeful.

March 6, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: The Value Of Land And Food

In part two of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about land economy vs. the money system and how to translate local focus into global awareness.

February 27, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Consciousness And The Creaturely Life

In part one of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry describes how machines have changed the country and why it's important to be conscious of your place.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

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Marion Nestle (Part 2): Food Policy, Local Food & Food Labeling

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

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Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

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