The United States is currently on the verge of a water-pollution crisis, mainly led by the giant factory farms that are scattered across the nation. In 2000, a water quality inventory project led by the EPA concluded that agricultural activity causes 48% of pollution found in American streams and rivers, and 41% of the pollution found in American lake water (1). 1,005 more words
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“In 1931 Springdale was a tiny crosshatch of streets populated by modest houses and small stores. Even eighty years later, the architecture of Springdale is utilitarian, and it speaks to a meager past where the greatest economic ambition was to put food on the table and little else. 789 more words
“More Than Honey” is beautiful and heartbreaking, and therefore, a must-see film.
It focuses on more than just colony collapse disorder – though that is a major theme of the film – showcasing the lifecycles of hives in the industrial farm world, in the German countryside, and the far-from-tamed US desert. 211 more words
A radical experiment in community supported agriculture is attempting to break farming’s reliance on fossil fuels and unsustainable practices. Andrew Wasley met green farmer Ed Hamer in this exclusive extract from The Ecologist Guide To Food. 1,353 more words