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Animal Feed is Going Gourmet

By Christopher Stewart | July 8, 2013

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Photo: Vicky T.

With the rising concern of GMO’s, animal health, and the effects of the food we are consuming at record numbers, I believe everyone has a concern about the foods that we digest. In the times of numerous restaurants opening up every day, and the constant want of a 24-hour restaurant, food is being produced faster and faster, even if it’s not the safest. Farmers are taking notice of their animals and switching up things for the better, not just for the animal, but for the customer as well. Gourmet animal feed is now the topic of conversation, and farmers are designing specialty feed for their animal’s health and enjoyment. Read More

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Farmers Meet Wall Street

By admin | December 12, 2011

Photo: Sunset Parkerpix

Photo: Sunset Parkerpix

By: Michele Wolfson

Our well-being is tied to the small farmers. Their recent obstacles stay financially-sound are quite alarming and it is crucial to reinvigorate our rural farmlands so that our nation can remain healthy and sustainable. It’s truly devastating to hear that farming is a dying business and that young aspiring farmers are finding it very difficult to make a living off of the land.

One example is Northern Maine farmer, Jim Gerritsen who traveled a great distance from his rural farm to Manhattan’s Wall Street to speak at the Farmer’s March in Zucotti Park. Read More

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Food Insecurity in Rural America

By admin | October 11, 2011

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Photo: Let Ideas Compete

By: Saira Malhotra

Civil eats recently reported on a growing crisis that inflicts itself upon rural America: food insecurity. Many farmers are poor and struggling to buy food and there are growing concerns that even food security movements might forget to address them. Farmers are at the very source of food production and yet their access to it is scarce.  Parts of the problem lies in the fact rural areas reside in food deserts ‘particular geographic areas where there is insufficient quantity and quality of food, or where food prices are systematically higher than in other regions’. Read More

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A Visit To The Children’s Storefront

By admin | October 7, 2011

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Yesterday was a grand day for me, since I had the pleasure of visiting The Children’s Storefront school for a small cooking demo. The Children’s Storefront is an independent, tuition-free school in Harlem, serving kids from pre-K to 8th grade. Their truly inspirational mission is based on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education, no matter their income level or neighborhood. Being located in the heart of Harlem, many kids attending the school come from lower-income families but  are still guaranteed a comprehensive education that works to empower them for a bright future. This particular food demo and being able to witness the school’s garden and operations were truly proof of their great work. Read More

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Farmers Worried About Crops Due to Immigration Law

By admin | September 29, 2011

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

The world of farming is about to change with the new Alabama law against illegal immigration, especially if it is put into place beyond Alabama borders. The new law, which forces illegal immigrants out of the country was partially put into effect yesterday, and as a result many Hispanic employees at farms across Alabama are fleeing the country. This of course is taking a toll on the farming community of Good Hope, Alabama, one of Alabama’s leading agricultural areas, because the majority of farm workers are illegal or legal immigrants. Read More

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Female Farmers Taking the World By Storm

By admin | September 14, 2011

Photo: International Institue of Tropical Agriculture

Photo: International Institue of Tropical Agriculture

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

Way back in the day farming was completed by the whole household. Everyone had to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and take to the soil. The ladies would go and milk the cows and the men would hoe the garden. It wasn’t until recently that ladies around the world started to develop their own gardens and attempt to change the mantra that men are stronger and could take to the fields better than women. Read More

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