Posts Categorized: Agriculture

looming silent giant

Our Hungry Planet: Cargill looms as a silent giant Veiled in secrecy, the Minnetonka-based conglomerate — with $120 billion in annual revenues — holds much sway over world food costs. The first segment starts out with a teaser video about palm oil, used in food and other products. So segment I complements the materials for this month’s fast on the Global Food Crisis.

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King Corn

Coming soon are the final installment of Organic Versus GMO and more on the food crisis. In the meantime, KING CORN rules. Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting the co-producers and stars of the documentary, Ian Cheney and…

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Interesting Discussion on Food Cost

How much fun is it when one blog references another? I donno, but I do think the conversation going on over at Ruhlman.com on what food should cost and what is a fair price for those who produce that food, especially organic and local, should be is worth a read.

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Congregation connects food, farming and faith

By Cathleen Hockman-Wert of Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship, from the the quarterly newsletter of the Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership (IFFP), a project of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns. Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship dedicated five of our summer…

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Crying over blueberries

By Jana McNally I cried about blueberries a few days ago. I really don’t cry that much anymore and rarely about food, although I did once cry about lettuce. During the summer of 1997, my husband, Ivor, and I were…

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PHP Grantee Patchwork Family Farms Beating the Pork Odds

In December 1998, hog prices in Central Missouri nosedived to a record low of seven and a half cents per pound, far below the cost of production. The low prices, coupled with corporate overproduction and rapidly-growing concentration in the industry,…

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