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A (Mini) Tour of Polyface Farm with Joel Salatin and Eric Ripert

A recent episode of “Avec Eric,” Eric Ripert’s television show, featured a segment filmed at Polyface Farm with Joel Salatin, who talked about how the various elements of the farm support each other. Even if […] Read More >>>

Michael Pollan and Will Allen at Pop!Tech

Michael Pollan and Will Allen spoke at the Pop!Tech conference on the flaws and hidden costs of the industrial food system, the benefits of more sustainable agricultural practices, and the bounty that’s possible via urban […] Read More >>>

Josh Viertel and Ruth Reichl: Slow Food on Less Money

Slow Food USA president Josh Viertel and Ruth Reichl, editor-in-chief of Gourmet, appeared recently on Leonard Lopate’s WNYC show to discuss the importance of sustainable agriculture and how good, clean, and fair food can be […] Read More >>>

The Connection Between Soil and Sustainability

Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry connect the dots between the health of soil and the environment and a sustainable food policy: Agriculture has too often involved an insupportable abuse and waste of soil, ever since […] Read More >>>

“Pig Out”

Today’s New York Times features an op-ed piece by Nicolette Hahn Niman, an environmental lawyer and member of the Niman family of Niman Ranch fame, about the elimination of gestation crates by some pork producers […] Read More >>>

Sustainable Agriculture and California Wine

Winebusiness.com reported today that: The 2006 Progress Report from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), established by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), indicated a 24 percent increase since 2004 in […] Read More >>>