Grist - 3/13/2009.By Tom Philpott – The Internets are abuzz with accounts of a House bill, allegedly sponsored by Monsanto and pushed through Congress by its lackeys, that would "criminalize organic farming" and even backyard gardening.
|New Way To Farm Boosts Climate, Too|
Christian Science Monitor - 3/12/2009.No-till agriculture, in which farmers don’t plow their fields anymore, is one practice said to promote carbon sequestration in the soil. Organic farming is another. Researchers here at the nonprofit Rodale Institute are now developing a hybrid “organic no-till” farming system that they say could sponge up more carbon than any other way of growing food.
|Plastic or paper? Maybe neither|
The Boston Globe - 3/12/2009.By David Abel – Environmental officials and the owners of hundreds of supermarkets throughout the state are expected to sign an agreement today to reduce by a third the plastic and paper bags the grocers distribute in Massachusetts.
|Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health|
The New York Times - 3/11/2009.By Nicholas D. Kristof, Op-Ed Columnist – CAMDEN, Indiana: The late Tom Anderson, the family doctor in this little farm town in northwestern Indiana, at first was puzzled, then frightened. He began seeing strange rashes on his patients, starting more than a year ago.