Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
May 7, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Start by developing technologies that reduce all the wasted food out there.
Excerpt: For Central American migrants, the promise of work in the fields of California has dried up.
Excerpt: With annual sales rising about $32 billion, the organic food companies have been swallowed up by larger corporations best known for conventional products. The effects of ‘organic’ food remains a matter of debate.
Excerpt: The grocer is building a new lower-priced chain of stores aimed at customers who balk at the high prices that have earned it the moniker ‘Whole Paycheck’ as the company looks for new sources of growth.
Excerpt: Former potato farms on the North Fork are now raising sheep, hogs, chicken and Charolais cattle, delighting supporters of local food and environmental sustainability.
Excerpt: On a recent afternoon, Santa Ana winds swept through a sunny, 200-acre swath of Irvine where a quiet experiment could have a major impact in the blueberry world.
Excerpt: Here in California’s thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it’s a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.
8 How to save California agriculture from itself (Chicago Tribune)
Excerpt: You would hope the worsening drought in California would bring out the best in the state’s politicians, particularly those who profess to care about the waste of taxpayers’ money.
Excerpt: By turning to area farms for ingredients, churches are changing the way they feed people.
Excerpt: Madison, WI, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of the second public comment and balloting period for the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000).
11 Probasco Urban Farm Looking to Grow Cincinnati’s Local Food Scene Through Mushrooms (Urbancincy,com)
Excerpt: Urban farming was a hot topic a couple of years ago. While it has largely fallen out of the limelight, the movement has plodded forward.