Lentil Underground by Berkeley author Liz Carlisle is the true story of a group of Montana farmers who launch a farm-to-table movement, developing lentil farming as a strategy to restore depleted soils while creating a market for an unlikely cash crop. By collectively sharing their skills, experiences, and resources, this diverse group of farmers venture… Read more »
Join us as we turn our focus to the people who grow the food we eat, and social justice issues connected with training, start up costs, and access to land for beginning farmers. We will travel to Hollister, CA to visit with Oya Organics, Golden Rule Organics, and Avalos Organic Farm to discuss challenges and… Read more »
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »
A new study published this week draws the conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. This study has quickly caught media attention in part because it is coming from a well-respected, international group of scientists connected to the World Health Organization. Categorizing glyphosate as a probable carcinogen is a strong… Read more »
Chances are you’ve seen an ad by Monsanto, or one of the other big six agri-business giants – Bayer, BASF, Dow, Syngenta, and DuPont round out the club. Most of us recognize an ad easily and understand its motives to impress feel good branding upon us, and create more profit for the company. With the… Read more »
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