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Modern Farming

This is where most of our food comes from. Natural gas is used to pull nitrogen out of the atmosphere and bind it to hydrogen to create anhydrous ammonia. 485 more words

A Tale of Two Chickens

When did chicken, pound for pound, become cheaper than bread? Find out by watching the story of two chickens, one raised on a FACTORY FARM, the other PASTURE RAISED. 60 more words

Food

Growing Food For Our Future

It’s an ugly but unavoidable truth that the systems producing much of the Earth’s food supply can no longer sustain themselves. Not only does industrial agriculture place an enormous strain on the environment, but ironically, it also destroys the very resources necessary for farming, such as soil and water. 1,704 more words

Tech

Keeping Clean - Pesticides and Produce in 2016

The 2016 Environmental Working Group‘s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce is out. This is the guide known as the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen, helping consumers to understand which foods contain higher and lower levels of pesticide. 430 more words

Food Safety

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

Whole Foods recently announced that it wants all of its suppliers, even those raising large numbers of broilers indoors, to shift over to slower-growing breeds of chickens. 70 more words

Meat, Poultry, Game

Agricultural pollution is the price we pay for cheaper food

In certain situations, Virginia and Pennsylvania continue to allow the land application of organic waste to be nitrogen-based, guaranteeing a massive over-application of both nitrogen and phosphorus and proving that agricultural economic concerns continue to trump concerns about water quality. 166 more words

Industrial Agriculture

The Sugar Conspiracy

“In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar — and not fat — was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. 230 more words

Health