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Food and Faith

Hopeful Edge in Ending Hunger

This summer, Anna Lappé gave one of the keynotes at the Presbyterians for Restoring Creation National Eco-Justice Conference. You can listen to hers and other great presentations related to Food and Fuel and download conference presentations here. Also, I just…

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What the World Eats

Imagine inviting yourself to dinner with 30 different families… in 24 countries. Imagine shopping, farming, cooking and eating with those families… taking note of every vegetable peeled, every beverage poured, every package opened. Well that’s what photographer Peter Menzel and…

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Stated Clerk Urges Farm Bill Reform

This weekend the Louisville Courier-Journal ran a Letter to the Editor from Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly PC(USA) calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to continue to his support for meaningful commodity program payment limits such as…

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It’s the Agronomy, Stupid

Yesterday, Tom Philpott did a masterful job explaining why gutting subsidies shouldn’t be the focus of Farm Bill reform efforts. He zeros right in on overproduction as the real culprit and calls for support of the Dorgan Grassley amendment to…

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Farm Bill on Senate Floor: Call Now!

The Farm Bill comes to the Senate floor today. Debate is scheduled for two weeks. However, important reform amendments to Title 1, home of subsidies to farmers of the “big five” commodities (corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and cotton) are expected…

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Plenty

By Jana McNally Ten years ago I called myself a farmer. I rose at dawn with my co-farmer husband, drove to our farm thirty-five minutes away and put in a twelve, sometimes fourteen hour day. We didn’t take days off,…

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Feds Don’t Know How Rice Escaped

If you are like me and have done a bit of reading about genetic engineering in agriculture, you are suspicious of the hype about the potential of GMOs for feeding the world. So far, commercial use of GMOs’ greatest success…

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