Archive for August, 2012

The Business of Family Farming

August 29th, 2012 | post a comment

Many of us have an almost idyllic picture of family farms that seems to come from a Norman Rockwell painting. That time is long past, as today, family farms are a business. The same savvy that successful entrepreneurs and small business CEOs employ are part of family farm life. Much of the diversity of farm […]

Food Safety – GMO crops, Nanotechnology and CAFOs

August 16th, 2012 | 1 comment

Most of us go to the supermarket to buy our food. We trust that everything we buy will be safe and healthy. The problem is that food safety and healthy eating look different depending our your point of view. Let me give you an example. If you are a snack food company, you think in […]

Local Self-Sufficiency – Resilience, Transition and Simplicity

August 1st, 2012 | 1 comment

This week we talk about a movement that’s growing across the globe in response to the impact of how we humans are trashing the planet. Whether it’s our use of petrochemicals or the consequence of some of our food production practices or our insatiable appetite for stuff, we are consuming more resources than earth can […]

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