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Hoping to Change the Industry, a Factory Farmer Opens His Barn Doors

By Maryn McKenna 12.04.14 Permalink A few months ago, reporting on farm antibiotic use, I met a North Carolina farmer named Craig Watts. Craig lives in a small town near the South Carolina line where his forebears have been since … Continue reading

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Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do … Continue reading

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Making A Fiscal Case Against Industrial Agriculture

Economist Says Industrial Ag Poses Risks To The Industry By Rita Brhel P&D Correspondent Published: Friday, May 6, 2011 9:38 PM CDT  EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two stories from the 2011 Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition meeting held … Continue reading

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Why being a foodie isn’t ‘elitist’

By Eric Schlosser, Friday, April 29, 3:59 PM At the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting this year, Bob Stallman, the group’s president, lashed out at “self-appointed food elitists” who are “hell-bent on misleading consumers.” His target was the growing movement that … Continue reading

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How safe is America’s food supply?

A handful of global corporations control our food supply. The same corporations finance members of Congress and other elected officials. What does this mean for Americans and other global eaters? Listen to the podcast at: http://www.derrybrownfield.com/tracks/042511.mp3

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