|As drought hits key crops, fears of food crisis loom|
Common Dreams - 7/3/2012.
Fears of a continued heatwave and drought across the US midwest – which many scientists credit to climate change associated with global warming – are leading analysts to predict lower yields of corn, soybean, and wheat in the nation's agricultural belt this growing season.
|Eating local: an infographic|
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies - 7/3/2012. Are you torn between local lettuce and foreign fennel? Can't decide on farm-to-table or plane-to-plate? Let MNN clear the air with this beginner's guide to what being a 'locavore' or 'globavore' really means.
|New England farm charity reorganizes after tax hit|
Kennebec Journal - 7/2/2012. AP – Montpelier: A novel program intended to raise money for financially strapped New England dairy farmers and educate consumers about the benefits of local farms isn't delivering as much help as organizers would like because it had to pay more than $60,000 in taxes.
|Factory-fed fish: Monsanto and Cargill’s plan for the ocean|
Common Dreams - 7/2/2012. Agribusiness behemoths including Monsanto and Cargill are set to cash in big from industrial fish farming or “aquaculture” as the soy industry spreads its reign to the seas, a new report from environmental and consumer watchdogs shows.