There's a movement afoot to keep Michael Pollan (and his sustainable food production ideas) off of college campuses, especially big ag schools.
An uplifting story from NPR about farmers in Malawai diversifying their planting, and improving their health as a result. However, a little disconcerting footnote at the end from the agricultural economist who wants instead to help the farmers grow "more corn on each acre." I suspect that his plan may include GMOs...
cultural warfare (in the Washington Post).
A federal judge ordered the destruction of GMO sugar beets after they were planted illegally. Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety successfully argued that farmers and consumers would likely suffer harm from cross-contamination between the genetically modified and non-genetically modified crops. Hooray!
Homesteading makes the "Money" section of U.S. News & World Report! A sweet little article on "How to Become a Modern Homesteader."
Want to know if there's a factory farm near you? Check out this Factory Farm Map.