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Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

NPR | Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

"Lindsey Shute's husband Ben has been running his own farm in Tivoli, New York, for ten years now. He says that the great thing about farming is that it's a really practical form of idealism. 'It's all well and good – and important – to have [...]

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

Democracy is decidedly out of fashion in 21st-century American political culture. Indeed, one could argue that democracy has been out of fashion for decades. At this time, it seems almost truistic to note that what is often styled “representative [...]

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A PLAN-Boulder County forum at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant and Bar on the evening of Monday, November 14, about the wisdom of banning genetically engineered crops from Boulder County Open Space may have generated more heat than light, with the [...]

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

The issue of genetically-engineered (GE), or genetically modified organisms (GMO), crops is not an easy issue for our community to tackle. It's proven to be divisive in Boulder in the past and it touches on two things many of us hold dear, food and [...]

Cropland Policy/GMO Events

Cropland Policy/GMO Events

Today, November 7 Cropland Policy Open House, 5-8 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds: Exhibit Building Come learn about the policy and ask questions during this informal open house. A short staff presentation on the process will begin at 6 p.m. [...]

TheNation.com | The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

TheNation.com | The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

Just as dramatic is the struggle for the seed. More than 1,000 independent seed companies were swallowed up by multinationals in the past four decades, so today just three—Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta—control about half the proprietary seed [...]

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

The Denver Post | Boulder County agriculture division helps keep urban sprawl at bay

LONGMONT — Four generations of the Zweck family have farmed on the west edge of town, but when the fifth opted out, the 230-acre operation seemed doomed to development. "The city limits are right on our fence," said John Zweck, whose [...]

CommonDreams.org | Monsanto Corn Spawning Superbug

CommonDreams.org | Monsanto Corn Spawning Superbug

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal: Widely grown corn plants that Monsanto Co. genetically modified to thwart a voracious bug are falling prey to that very pest in a few Iowa fields, the first time a major Midwest scourge has [...]

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

The Local Food Shift: What every public official, political candidate and voter should know

This article first appeared in the Boulder Weekly. The local food shift is gaining significant traction in Boulder County, growing well beyond the euphoric early adopter stage into early majority territory. It is unfolding so rapidly and so [...]

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