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nytimes.com - Peter Coy - Opinion | Making Farms Organic Is Paying Off
Opinion | Making Farms Organic Is Paying Off
The New York Times

I talked by phone on Thursday with Garrett Mussi as he was driving around 1,000 acres in California's San Joaquin Valley where he grows organic corn, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and almonds using environmentally friendly methods. He spoke…

thefederalist.com - Craig Rucker - Climate Radicals' Ugly Wind Farms Are Coming To Your Backyard
Climate Radicals' Ugly Wind Farms Are Coming To Your Backyard
The Federalist - Culture, Politics, Religion

If all goes according to plan, Magic Valley Energy will soon be installing up to 400, 740-foot-tall wind turbines, 485 miles of new roads, miles and miles of transmission lines, and buildings filled with half-ton battery modules on upwards of…

wpri.com - Adriana Rozas Rivera - Confreda Farms owner, Vincent Confreda, dies at 90
Confreda Farms owner, Vincent Confreda, dies at 90
WPRI.com

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Vincent Confreda drove a tractor until he was 90 years old. Vincent, owner of the Rhode Island staple Confreda Greenhouses & Farms, died Saturday after battling skin cancer. “He would be [driving a tractor] now…

uq.edu.au - Farming more seaweed for food, feed and fuel
Farming more seaweed for food, feed and fuel
The University of Queensland

A University of Queensland-led study has shown that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet's food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges. PhD Candidate Scott Spillias, from UQ's School of…

nationalobserver.com - Rochelle Baker - Tussle over sea lice science unfolds as a federal decision on Discovery Islands salmon farms looms
Tussle over sea lice science unfolds as a federal decision on Discovery Islands salmon farms looms
Canada's National Observer

Critics and supporters of West Coast fish farms are at odds over a recent Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) study suggesting sea lice infestations among juvenile wild salmon aren't strongly tied to aquaculture operations. Using industry-reported…

foxnews.com - Associated Press - CA mushroom farm where 4 people were killed had a separate employee-related shooting last year
CA mushroom farm where 4 people were killed had a separate employee-related shooting last year
Fox News

The shooting that left four dead at a California mushroom farm on Monday was at least the second time an employee tried to kill a coworker on the property, records show. Martin Medina, a manager at California Terra Garden, was charged with…

eurekalert.org - Fraudulent microchip use and compliance issues found on controversial lion farms in the Free State, South Africa
Fraudulent microchip use and compliance issues found on controversial lion farms in the Free State, South Africa
EurekAlert!

A number of serious management and compliance issues were revealed on lion farms in the Free State province, South Africa, by a joint team of researchers from MONITOR, Blood Lions, and World Animal Protection. Potentially fraudulent activities…

dutchnews.nl - hanneke - Vertical farm pioneer toppled by rising energy costs
Vertical farm pioneer toppled by rising energy costs
DutchNews.nl

Vertical horticulture pioneer Future Crops in Poeldijk was declared bankrupt on Tuesday following other closures in what is now an ailing sector. Curator Jan Joost Wittekamp was not available for comment but rising production costs caused by high…

nytimes.com - Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura - New York City Banned Foie Gras in 2019. Tell That to the Ducks.
New York City Banned Foie Gras in 2019. Tell That to the Ducks.
The New York Times

When Izzy Yanay arrived in New York City in the late '70s, he was stunned he couldn't find any foie gras. After all, New York had stuffy French restaurants, if only a smattering of them. But they were apparently not stuffy enough to serve foie…

computerworld.com - Jonny Evans - MacStadium sees a 'massive opportunity' for Apple in business markets
MacStadium sees a 'massive opportunity' for Apple in business markets
Computerworld

After Apple introduced its amazing M2 Mac mini, I caught up with one of the world's biggest Mac mini customers, MacStadium, for some insights into how the company views the new systems. “I've never been more optimistic for the Mac…

forbes.com - Danielle Nierenberg - Cracking Open the Issue of High Egg Prices
Cracking Open the Issue of High Egg Prices
Forbes

Corporate consolidation in our food system is going on without most of us knowing. Massive companies are controlling a greater and greater proportion of food production. And at a time when we urgently need to be taking steps forward in protecting…

kfyrtv.com - Joel Crane - Lawmakers reconsider corporate farming to address livestock declines
Lawmakers reconsider corporate farming to address livestock declines
KFYR

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota is a family farm state. Laws preventing corporate farming date back 90 years. But that could soon change. As most farmers and ranchers know, it's against the law for people who aren't related to co-own a farming…

forbes.com - Jemma Green - Why No One Saw The Success Of Demand Response Coming.
Why No One Saw The Success Of Demand Response Coming.
Forbes

Guessing the future is a tricky business. When one looks back at the futurologists of the 1950s, and their predictions of car transportation, one can't help being struck by how far from reality some of them were. There are predictions of…

phys.org -  Ethan Bilby - European farms mix things up to guard against food-supply shocks
European farms mix things up to guard against food-supply shocks
Phys.org

by Ethan Bilby, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine Greater diversification could help agriculture withstand climate, economic and geopolitical crises. 'Items in this section have limited availability due to supplier production issues,'…

earth.com - Seaweed farming could boost food security, yet preserve nature
Seaweed farming could boost food security, yet preserve nature
Earth.com

Expanding global seaweed farming could address food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges. A new study from the University of Queensland finds that seaweed offers a sustainable alternative to meet the world's growing need for…

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