Monthly Archives: January 2014

Industrial Agriculture: A Recipe For Disaster

Achieving Truly Sustainable Food Security Only Possible Through Small-Scale Farming & Agroecological Methods, According to UN Report [originally published on the Petaluma Bounty blog in March 2011, the central themes of this piece are more important than ever in light of unimpeded climate change, economic collapse, fossil fuel depletion, poverty and hunger] The UN Special Rapporteur…

An Obesogenic Environment: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Obesity

Deborah Cohen, author of the recently-published A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It, is a senior natural scientist at the Rand Corporation. Dr. Cohen wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post shortly after her book’s publication, detailing five common myths she wished to debunk, summarized here:…

Caesar Gang Boys Culling Chickens, Charleston West Virginia, 1921

Oct. 13, 1921. Charleston, West Virginia: Some of the “Caesar Gang” boys demonstrating how to cull chickens to improve quality and quantity of product. Under direction of J. A. Wolfram, County Agent, Webster Co. W. Va. State 4 H Fair. From the National Child Labor Committee Collection (NCLC) of the Library of Congress. Working as…

Get in the Know About GMOs – California Grange, Moms Across America and the Label GMOs Campaign Sponsor Expert’s Tour

Iowa family farmer, crop nutrition advisor, and co-author of a significant recent study on the effects of GMO feed upon pigs, is coming to the North Bay this week. Mr. Viegler will be speaking at four Sonoma County Granges next weekend, January 25 and 26. See flyer below for details. Also, be on the lookout…