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Butter Tales and Saturated Fat Stories

I never thought I’d say this, but my dad was right all along.

For the last 15 years or so, my brothers, sister and I (and probably my mom) have been somewhat cruelly teasing my father about his love for dairy, particularly butter. 617 more words

Ban Corporate Ownership Of Animals

Almost all animal cruelty is profit driven. And most animal victims of profit die or are enslaved and exploited at the hands of corporations. Not all, of course. 165 more words

From "Nutty" to Nouveau - What's The Big Deal About Organic Produce?

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb

Organic farming has gone from “nutty” to noveau. For the rising numbers of American consumers concerned about the use of growth hormones and application of synthetic organic pesticides in conventional produce, and preservation of American farms, now is the time of year to shop for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) organic farm to join. 629 more words


Home on the Range - Part 2

A pasture-based system benefits more than just you – it’s great for the animals, too!

Animals raised on pasture enjoy a much higher quality of life than those confined within factory farms. 370 more words

Fresh and Local - Farm succession: Where have all the children gone? In Wisconsin, back to the farm!

Our population is getting old, and the baby boomers are getting ready to retire.  The same is happening with our farmers; what happens when the folks who grow our food decide to retire and not farm anymore?  698 more words


New research shows that 500 million family farmers have enormous potential to feed the world

Family Farmers conserve environmental resources, protect biodiversity, and increase incomes— while feeding nine billion people by 2050.

As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank ( 940 more words

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Ghost Tag

It took getting used to,
the earth weeping from ground up,
the sky drooping over pines,
birds and frogs owning silence.
It used to send ma reeling… 62 more words