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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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Let’s Talk Hemp

Let’s Talk Hemp

Use CBD products? OrganicEye’s Mark Kastel opines on the importance of choosing organic and avoiding fraudulent products. Listen to Mark's take here: Let's Talk Hemp.

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Will Our Small Farms Survive the Pandemic?

Will Our Small Farms Survive the Pandemic?

“We don’t know where and how the coronavirus pandemic ends. We need to support [the nation’s premier] farmers that we depend on for better food. Otherwise, that better food will not be here when we come out the other side.”It’s always nice to be asked to add my voice...

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OrganicEye’s Kastel on Home Officing and Coronavirus

OrganicEye’s Kastel on Home Officing and Coronavirus

Being all sequestered at home now, here is an interesting story on home technology and a bit of nice ink for OrganicEye and Beyond Pesticides in Wisconsin’s largest-circulation newspaper (the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). The reporter is a long time business and agricultural journalist who I’ve worked with for at least a quarter-century (now being furloughed by Gannett one week per month—newspapers, that were already struggling, are in crisis because of an instant drop and ad revenue as a result of so many businesses beings shuttered).

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Organic food producers, certifiers sue USDA over hydroponics

Organic food producers, certifiers sue USDA over hydroponics

Organic produce growers Swanton Berry Farm, Full Belly Farm, and Jacobs Farm del Cabo among plaintiffs Article Orignally published by: https://sustainablefoodnews.com/ Several organic food companies and organic certifiers on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S....

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