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November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

A man stands beside a makeshift countertop.  Hanging on the side of the counter are posters.  One says

Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

November 18, 2011

Turkey Troubles 

frozen turkey

Turkey Shortage At Food Banks Nationwide

Turkeys are in short supply at food banks this Thanksgiving. Pantry owners cite increased food costs and the economy.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

local produce

Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

May 26, 2011

Economy Of Farming  

cows

Small Farms Make Good Food And Good Economy

Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.

May 25, 2011

Supporting Farms 

farm

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 22, 2011

Capitol Hill 

Capitol Building

Federal Budget Just Got A Lot Less Tasty

House Republicans have begun to pass a budget that includes serious cuts to some food-related organizations.

March 16, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

wendy's

The Rich Eating More Fast Food

According to a CNNMoney, more Americans in the upper tax bracket are eating fast food.

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.

August 5, 2009

Green Technology 

capitol

The U.S. Government Cares About Green Technology, Right?

After some bluster early on, the Obama Administration seems to have turned away from green tech a bit. Earth Eats' Cory Barker rounds up recent developments.

July 25, 2009

Recessionomics 

A box of organic veggies.

The Ups and Downs of the Recession And The Food Industry

Surprisingly, organic food sales are still thriving in the midst of the global recession.

June 23, 2009

Organic Foods 

organic vegetables

The Recession Can’t Keep Organic-Minded Consumers Down

A recent study showed that despite recent economic hardships, consumers are still dedicated to purchasing organic foods.

June 22, 2009

Climate Change 

Gas pump.

Global Carbon Emission Growth Down in 2008, Recession The Cause

A study by Dutch analysts found that the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically in 2008. So what's the bad news?

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