No No Nano: Community Food as Firewall

On one of my other blogs, The Call of the Land, I’ve just published the following story. To read the rest just follow the link. – Steven M.   No No Nano: My Macro-Objections to Micro-Machinations of Industrial Processed Food “To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd.” – Wendell Berry Steadily, […] Read more »

Big Bills and Big Chills for Honest Organic Inspector

Evrett Lunquist and wife Ruth Chantry, parents of five children, own and operate Common Good Farm in Nebraska. They produce for a CSA and the market: herbs, vegetables, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and pork. Photo courtesy of Open Harvest Coop Grocery.   On December 7, 2011 the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) inadvertently violated its […] Read more »

World Food Production & Local Food Production

When I heard about the historically feeble wheat crop of 2013 I began to look around again in the realm of world food production, and once again to connect dots. The sad state of the wheat crop in America’s Central Plains is happening right in my back yard of Nebraska, so that’s what captured my attention again. […] Read more »

The Mounting Imperatives of 21st Century Agrarianism: Farms & Food Face Fundamental Forces

The elemental wherewithal of our farms and our food is in motion. Whirlwinds of change bear upon our land, air, water and climate. Fundamental forces have shouldered their way front and center. The land calls urgently. As reported worldwide this month, scientific evidence shows that the level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the […] Read more »

Millennial Agrarians Rise to Meet ‘Grim Vision’

An authoritative new study sets out a grim vision of what lies ahead: climate change will cause shortages and violence, provoking much of civilization to collapse. This blunt warning is the heart of the 2009 State of the Future study from the UN’s Millennium Project. The report, which will be made public in August, is […] Read more »