|How I Got Hooked on Weeds – and Why You Should, Too|
Mother Jones - 5/29/2013. By Tom Philpott - When I moved to a small organic farm in 2004, I quickly got hooked on weeds (note plural). First, there would be salads of chickweed - a grassy-tasting plant that popped up just after the ground thawed in spring.
|'Agritourism' Breathes New Life - and Controversy - into Maine Family Farms|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/29/2013. By Jennifer Mitchell - It's no secret that family farms in the U.S. continue their struggle for financial survival. But the farms that are left - along with a new crop of start up farms - are finding ways to make an old- fashioned industry pay. One idea is something called "agritourism," which describes a broad range of diversification efforts, such as "pick-your-own" operations and corn maze attractions.
|We can't let Monsanto win on genetically modified food|
The Guardian [UK] - 5/29/2013. By Sadhbh Walshe - Last weekend, 2 million people around the world took to the streets to protest genetically modified food, drawing attention to its dangers and the environmental harm caused by its production.