|In Defense of Food: A Look Behind the Scenes of the New Michael Pollan Film|
Modern Farmer - 12/21/2015. By Brian Barth - It’s been a few years since Food, Inc. came out and author Michael Pollan last graced the big screen. On Wednesday December 30, Americans will again be privy to Pollan’s wisdom – this time about eating, more than farming – when PBS airs In Defense of Food, a documentary film based on Pollan’s book of the same name.
|Wild bee decline threatens US crop production|
Science Daily - 12/21/2015. University of Vermont - The first national study to map US wild bees suggests they're disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands. If losses of these pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs – and that the problem may even destabilize the nation's crop production.
|Wild bees on the decline in key US agricultural ecosystems – study|
The Guardian [UK] - 12/21/2015. Reuters - Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified numerous trouble spots.
|Portland eases restrictions on farmers' market|
Portland Press Herald - 12/21/2015. By Randy Billings - The Portland City Council on Monday updated an ordinance to make it easier for the farmers market to change locations and hours of operation.