Miles of Algae Covering Lake Erie, NY Times, October 3, 2017
Lake Erie’s algae blooms are driven by a landscape dominated by agriculture.
Read more here.
Monsanto’s Roundup Faces European Politics and U.S. Lawsuits, NY Times October 4
Ongoing litigation against Monsanto over Roundup, and its connection to cancer
Legal Marijuana is almost here. If only pot farmers were on board, Sept 9, 2017
California, which by one estimate produces seven times more marijuana than it consumes, will probably continue to be a major exporter — illegally — to other states. In part, that is because of the huge incentive to stay in the black market: marijuana on the East Coast sells for several times more than in California.
Free Food Forest on a Bronx, NY barge- Sept 8, 2017
Swale is a public art project that doubles as a call to action. It aims to raise awareness about food access by allowing local residents to forage food and herbs for free.
By CLÀUDIA PRAT, NEETI UPADHYE and GUGLIELMO MATTIOLI
See Video here
Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France’s Farmers, NY Times Aug 20, 2017
But falling milk prices, accumulating debts, depression and worries about his health in middle age became too much to bear.
Fighting Eviction, a Gardener Turns to Organic Industry Giants for Help- April, 2017
A community garden in Los Angeles that is threatened with eviction has gained the support of some high-profile leaders from the organic and natural food movements.
Now, the heads of Annie’s Homegrown, a division of General Mills, and other food companies have taken to social media to help raise the $500,000 needed to buy the property that Mr. Finley rents and uses to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers for his neighborhood.
Medical detectives in western Uganda recently discovered that the wrong culprit had been blamed for an outbreak of crippling elephantiasis — legs so swollen that they resemble those of an elephant.
As it turned out, one rare, neglected tropical disease had been mistaken for another.
How Ants figured out Farming Millions of years before Humans- April 12, 2017
We humans think we’re pretty smart because we invented farming. But we didn’t.
A Woman’s Death sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s Slavery- April 11, 2017
After months of investigation, this year the authorities arrested six people, accusing them of using their recruiting and transportation agencies to extort wages from women so poor and desperate they dared not speak up and worked under extreme conditions.