All week long, we post updates on what’s happening at Farm Aid and in the world of farms and food on Twitter. In case you missed some of those links, below are some notable stories we shared over since our last update:
- This week, Farm Aid announced the theme of our 25th anniversary; Growing Hope for America.
- A Washington Post blog asks, “Can local food jump-start the economy?“
- A new trend or just an excuse to write an article? “The Femivore’s Dilemma” – stay-at-home moms now building chicken coops and finding purpose.
- “Why Making Healthful Foods Cheap Isn’t Enough.” Study from University of Buffalo where they made vegetables and fruit cheaper – moms ended up buying more of them, but also more junk food with the savings.
- A short post exploring the multiple ways living next to a factory hog farm is terrible and the $11 million verdict against Premium Standard Farms in Missouri.
- A federal judge has denied a temporary ban on Monsanto’s genetically-engineered sugar beets. A hearing to decide on a permanent is still scheduled for July.
- A report on the terribly lax oversight from the USDA on organic rules. Hopefully they improve.
- Here’s an inspiring video where a middle-aged couple tells the story of how they changed their lives from software engineering to starting a farm:
What news did you see out there? Please share in the comments.