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Saturday, And The Myth Of The God Of Shit

Some bits of mythology seem perfectly designed to make the rounds of adolescent social networks. Among these is the character of Sterculius.

Sterculius has caused a bit of a stir, since God Checker described the deity on Twitter as “the God of Poop from Roman mythology”. To explore the matter further, Godchecker writes that “the […]

No Farms No Slogans

For years, I’ve seen the No Farms No Food bumper sticker, and wondered what the message was trying to get at. Sure, we need farmers to grow ingredients for food, but that’s such a general need, it’s difficult to get worked up about. Food is good, but it’s when I picture particular foods that I […]

The Fantasy And Reality Of Woodcrest Dairy

You’ll notice that the soil color inside the pens of Woodcrest Dairy isn’t the same color as the soil of the land outside. That’s because… […]

Climate Change Disasters Making Poor Families In America More Hungry

As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. […]

Half Of Safe Climate Caucus Fails To Support New Climate Legislation

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer proposed a moderate, reasonable bill to help small to medium-sized farms that are dealing with consequences of climate change. H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm and Environment Act, which would, in Blumenauer’s words, “assist farmers to better adapt to climate change impact and to continue to support their stewardship efforts […]

Senators Throw Money At Agricultural Disasters Without Addressing Underlying Problem

Senators Max Baucus, Roy Blunt and Debbie Stabenow don’t dare to introduce legislation to address the problem of climate change. They prefer to simply throw government money at the disasters that climate change has unleashed. […]

Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Reach New Record High

The International Energy Agency reported that carbon emissions from fossil fuels increased by a gigaton last year, a 3.2 percent increase that made last year’s carbon emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas the highest ever in human history. […]

Obama Settles Justice For Some, Not For Others

Barack Obama was happy to accommodate the lawsuit of Native Americans against the Department of Agriculture. He won’t do the same for gays and lesbians, though. […]

Organic Tests Better For Soil and Human Health

A yummy new study compares organic strawberries with strawberries grown on industrial farms. […]

Congress Acts To Stop AgroTerrorism Crisis!

Agroterrorism? We could just as well have a Chief Gambling Officer to create programs to cope with casinoterrorism. […]

Could AgroDefense Harm Agriculture More Than BioTerrorism?

By placing the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas instead, the Department of Homeland Security will be placing agricultural disease pathogens right next to the plants and animals they are adapted to infect. […]