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Boston City Council passes landmark food justice policy

Boston City Council passes landmark food justice policy The Good Food Purchasing Program will bring healthy, sustainable and ethically sourced food to the city. BOSTON — Today, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to advance a precedent-setting Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) for the city. The policy will transform the way public institutions purchase food…



The Washington Post: ‘Maybe it’s a sign from God.’ Midwest floods devastate Nebraska farmers.

Howdy, The damage estimates I hear from briefings are more consistently headed towards $1 billion plus. It will take some time to get more detailed numbers assembled. I think the numbers will clearly say this is the most destructive flood in our state’s history. The carnage left behind floods for residential, business, and agricultural owners…



Fake Meat Bill SB 68 Signed into Law

SB 68 Signed Into Law! The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is excited to announce that Governor Kristi Noem has signed Senate Bill 68, the Fake Meat bill. SB 68 relies on existing statutory definitions of meat food products and meat by-products and makes it clear that a food product may not be labeled in a…



New Food Economy presents Raising Meat

posted March 6, 2019 Dear Reader, How should we think about meat in the 21st century? At The New Food Economy, we’ve learned that questions about meat consumption and production tend to have the same answer: “It’s complicated.” That’s why we’re headed to Texas A&M to host Raising Meat, a summit that will defy the…



Abe Voelker: On the death of my family’s dairy farm

by Abe Voelker | March 6, 2019 This Christmas, like every other, I traveled to northern Wisconsin to stay with my parents on the dairy farm I grew up on. As usual I took the opportunity to help my dad and younger brother with barn chores and milk cows. The cows need to be milked…



The Hill: Cattle industry expert calls for proper meat labeling

posted 3/14/2019



Reuters: U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

by Humeyra Pamuk in Washington and Tom Polansek in Chicago; Editing by Nick Zieminski | March 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit…



New Food Economy: Regenerative agriculture could save soil, water, and the climate. Here’s how the U.S. government actively discourages it.

by Jessica McKenzie | March 14th, 2019 Cover crops and other regenerative agriculture practices are still pigeonholed as conservation practices, not as good farming practices. But if farmers want crop insurance, they have to play by the rules. Last year, a few days before Christmas, Gail Fuller drove me out to the middle of a…



The Guardian: How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

by Chris McGreal | March 9, 2019 Across the midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market When the vast expanse of rural Iowa was carved up for settlers in the 19th century, it was often divided into 160-acre…



The American Conservative: To Revive Rural America, We Must Fix Our Broken Food System

by Austin Frerick | February 27, 2019 America’s agricultural system has become extractive, and more and more of the profits are flowing to a few. A senior official at the Iowa Farm Bureau, the nation’s largest agricultural organization, recently told me that most rural communities will soon disappear. Even though the organization’s nominal mission is…