Monthly Archives: July 2010

China: agriculture a bigger polluter than industry

Because I think this is an important issue, and because I will likely write more about it in the future, I’m reposting this short piece I wrote for the IATP Think Forward blog.  Here is the original link. In February … Continue reading

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The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

This new and exciting book, The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, just arrived at my doorstep this afternoon.  Edited by Daniel Imhoff, and including essays from some of the better-known food and agriculture commentators of the day, … Continue reading

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Agroecology can (and does) feed the world!

Last month, Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, convened a two-day meeting on agroecology in Brussels (press release here).  At the end of the meeting, experts concluded that agroecological farming can feed the estimated … Continue reading

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Meat Industry Hall of Fame and McNuggets

I just learned today that there is a MEAT INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME.  Dan Murphy and Chuck Jolley founded it in 2009, and act as Executive Director and President respectively.  Murphy is a meat industry commentator, former Vice President for … Continue reading

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