Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
April 2, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Chang Chen-kai is part of Taiwan’s new generation of high-tech farmers that is harnessing the island’s technological edge in light-emitting diodes to grow vegetables indoors under bright LED lights.
Excerpt: A quarter-century ago, when I first started farming the fertile ground of western Fresno County, my crop was cotton.
Excerpt: California Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms. The state is caught in an historic drought.
Excerpt: What can the average person learn from the 18-day pop-up celebrating bruised vegetables, pasta ends, and other food industry byproducts?
Excerpt: Artisanal cheeses, raw milk, colorful beets. Local farms supply beautiful produce, meats, and cheeses to warm and welcoming gourmet shops like the Belfast Co-op and cafes like Dicocoa’s in Bethel.
Excerpt: Surveys showed that a few northeastern states make up the majority of schools serving local foods for lunches.
Excerpt: Answers to slippery questions like: How is certified organic seafood produced and why isn’t it found in North America?
Excerpt: Monsanto, leading the pack of chemical technology companies that have infiltrated the seed business with their patented genetically engineered (GE) seeds, has spent many years trying to rehabilitate its reputation as a producer of toxic chemicals…
Excerpt: You’re young, you were born and raised on the Peninsula, you’ve been away for awhile getting some experience, you come back wanting to put some sustainable and social conscious values into practice — what do you do? Become the first ever organic cranberry grower in Washington state, of course.
10 Local florist builds aquaponics system (WDBJ7.com)
Excerpt: A well-known florist in southwest Virginia has a new hobby that he wants to share with others.