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Sign the Petitions to Help Family Dairy Farms: the New Endangered Species

Whatever your views about milk products in the diet, U.S. dairy farmers are in crisis, a crisis of such magnitude that it stands to change the way milk is produced in this country. From the Ethicurean: If things continue the way they’re going, reports Farm Aid’s Hilde Steffey, the U.S. risks los...

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Tags: Agriculture, Dairy, Farm, Farmer, Milk, Petition, Rural, Usda
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Safe Food = Traceable Food?

A previous post about the increasing scrutiny on food safety made the case for extending tha attention to working conditions and the relationship between food produces and consumers.The New York Times recently had an article about "traceability", which may be tracing these links. Makers of banan...

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Tags: Agriculture, Conditions, Farmer, Meat, Traceability, Worker
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Poland: Food Waste and Meat Consumption

It's always interesting to see how environmental ills affect other regions. A report out of Poland says that food waste is a problem there, too. Approximately 4 million tons of food will be wasted in Poland this year, while over 2.5 million people will suffer from poverty and undernourishment. Ha...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Europe, Meat, Nutrition, Poland, Poverty
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Secretary of Agriculture: Less likely to use us-vs-them thinking?

How will our food policy change now that our New Secretary of Agriculture is someone with weight issues? Said Tom Vilsack about dealing with a weight problem since childhood: Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I'm conscious of...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Food, Obesity, Overweight, Policy
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