Articles: Green Issues of the Day

A “New Vision for Agriculture” hurts small farmers while Big Ag profits

December 21, 2016 Leave a comment
A “New Vision for Agriculture” hurts small farmers while Big Ag profits

 

by Faith Attaguile

Agribusiness giants are always on the prowl, looking for ways to increase profits and guarantee supply chain security. In Asia, Africa and Latin America, they’ve found new ways to work the ...

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Cowspiracy: Fake facts and fall-guy “truths”

July 21, 2016 Leave a comment
<em>Cowspiracy</em>: Fake facts and fall-guy “truths”

 

by Faith Attaguile

Before we begin, know this: I’m a vegetarian. Well, sort of. I’m a vegetarian when I’m not sure where the meat on my plate comes from or how the animal ...

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Big Ag’s toxic legacy: Broken soils, cokehead cows

June 19, 2016 Leave a comment
Big Ag’s toxic legacy:  Broken soils, cokehead cows

by Faith Attaguile

If I could sum up what’s wrong with our food production and distribution system today, I’d have to say it’s that farmers no longer control the farm. Big Ag does. And folks, ...

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The Creeping Corporate Threat to Organics

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment
The Creeping Corporate Threat to Organics

Broadly, organic farming involves two things. First, the organic content of produce and animal feed. Second, the holistic values of organic management. Without these holistic values, organic farmers say, the emperor has no ...

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83-year-old Encinitas Woman Harvests the Rain

March 10, 2013 Leave a comment
83-year-old Encinitas Woman Harvests the Rain

 

Miriam Clark moved to Encinitas, Calif. from Los Angeles in 1954 with her husband Bill and three young children. She was 24 years old.

About four years later, while the young family was driving ...

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Why Walmart’s “green” footprint is missing so many toes

November 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Why Walmart’s “green” footprint is missing so many toes

Seven years ago, Walmart CEO Lee Scott announced a new sustainability plan. When he said, “We will not be measured by our aspirations. We will be measured by our actions,” the world blinked in wonderment. But ...

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Going Green Our Own Way: 5 Challenges to Creating a Connected World

April 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Going Green Our Own Way: 5 Challenges to Creating a Connected World

By Faith Attaguile Green living, once a sideline issue for the “weirdos” of the world, has gone mainstream. But not out of choice. Out of necessity.

Looking behind the mask

We live in a consumer ...

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