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The Hidden Cost of Food

By at July 6, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The Hidden Cost of Food

The cost of food is something that normally slips past us during our daily go-’rounds – not the specific tally at the bottom of a grocery store receipt, but the total cost. The subject came up in a conversation this… Read the rest

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Consumer Demand May Breath Life Into an Endangered Species

By at May 18, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Consumer Demand May Breath Life Into an Endangered Species

The 2011 Census of Agriculture by Statistics Canada reveals the past five years have seen a 10 percent reduction in the number of farms in our northern neighbor’s inventory.

But the average farm size has increased by about seven percent.… Read the rest

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Farmers Raise Food, not Wind

By at January 24, 2012 | 1:07 pm | 4 Comments

Farmers Raise Food, not Wind

In Pennsylvania, it’s called SLAPP – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – and it’s illegal. And maybe it’s too specific.

The Pennsylvania law specifically grants immunity to anyone who seeks to have their elected representatives enforce environmental law and find… Read the rest

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