|A Disease Cuts Corn Yields|
The New York Times - 9/30/2013. By Stephanie Strom - A disease called Goss’s wilt is spreading in Midwestern corn. Culprits could be genetically engineered corn, lack of rotation or bacteria-harboring residue left on the field in no-till farming.
|Landscaping for Sustainability|
ensia - 9/30/2013. By Margaret Buranen - Landscaping can do more than increase property values. It can reduce energy use and clean air and water while providing wildlife habitat and connecting people to nature.
|Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short|
In These Times - 9/30/2013. By John Collins - Everything we eat has a story behind it. The bread aisle (at the store with the massive parking lot) is a thrill ride. That story starts on stretches of land in places you’ve never been. Its main characters are gene-splicing scientists, patented life forms and huge industrial robots. Fleets of 18-wheelers make epic road trips before the narrative climaxes in the cash register of one mega-corporation or another. By comparison, the story of sustainably raised, locally marketed food is a bucolic tale: a hop from farm to table.