The New Secret Chicken Recipe? Animal Cells.

The New Secret Chicken Recipe? Animal Cells.

To the editor (of the New York Times): Kim Severson’s excellent article on lab cultured “meat” leaves a few questions unanswered. With an investment juggernaut of billions of dollars’ worth of private capital pouring into this nascent “food” category, why should USDA...
VEC Lineworkers Save Local Farmer

VEC Lineworkers Save Local Farmer

I’m really blessed to be able to live and work in an agrarian community in Southwest Wisconsin. By one estimate, it is thought that Vernon County has more organic farmers than any other county in the country. I’m a member of Vernon Electric Co-op and my telephone...
“The Great Organic Food Fraud”

“The Great Organic Food Fraud”

Hello Supporters of Food Justice, We commercialized the organic farming movement in the 1980s in order to provide an alternative to consumers who were hungry for food produced to a different standard and as an economic-justice vehicle to empower family-scale farmers...
Soil-Grown vs. Soil-Less Food Production

Soil-Grown vs. Soil-Less Food Production

COMMENTARY BY ELIOT COLEMAN The interest in using soil-less hydroponic systems to grow food is an example of what Teddy Goldsmith decried in his book The Way (1992) as “the methodical substitution of the technosphere or surrogate world for the ecosphere or real...