|Who wants my corn? U.S. farmers grapple with another super crop|
Reuters - 10/27/2015. By Karl Plume and Tom Polansek - U.S. grain warehouses are filling up so fast with a bumper harvest that they are storing soybeans and corn out in the open despite the risk of damage and even refusing crops from farmers without binding contracts.
|Julie Brown on food and fairness|
Transition Culture - 10/27/2015. By Rob Hopkins - In our final post on our theme of fairness, we talk to Julie Brown. Julie is Director of Growing Communities, a social enterprise based in Hackney in North East London. They run a box scheme which supplies vegetables to about 1000 households in Hackney and run the weekly Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market.
|USDA whistleblower claims censorship of pesticide research|
Harvest Public Media - 10/27/2015. By Carey Gillam - A senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a whistleblower complaint on Wednesday accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that could call into question the use of a popular pesticide class that is a revenue powerhouse for the agrichemical industry.