|How plants think|
The Guardian [UK] - 10/16/2015. By Richard Mabey - When the much-missed neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote that “there is nothing alive which is not individual”, he meant nothing which is alive.
|Leader of USDA Organic Program Subject of Ethics Investigation|
The Cornucopia Institute - 10/15/2015. After a request to the USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), sworn law enforcement agents from the regulatory agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have begun an ethics investigation into the conduct of the head bureaucrat at USDA’s National Organic Program, The Cornucopia Institute reported.
|Small Meat Producers Take Their Slaughterhouse Gripes To Congress|
National Public Radio - 10/15/2015. By Abbie Fentress Swanson - What are we paying for when we pay more for local meat? Lots of things. But small producers say one key issue that's holding them back, and driving up costs, is the strict rules when it comes to how they slaughter their animals.
|Farmers’ Guilds: Building a Sharing Economy Down on the Farm|
Modern Farmer - 10/15/2015. By Andrew Amelinckx - The idea started over a plate of meatloaf. It was 2011, and a small group of farmers and ranchers convened over dinner in Valley Ford, California, where Evan Wiig worked as a ranch hand on a small organic cattle operation.