Urban Agriculture discusses the transformative power of the local food economy and its ability to sustain community vitality. My global, hands-on study of agricultural strategies in many forms, from community gardens to commercial agribusiness, coalesced a new vision in my mind.Read More
A political democracy is worthless without an economic democracy. What we have in America, with its 1-10% minority in control of 95% of the wealth, is closer to an economic monarchy. The fundamental necessities of food, clothing, and shelter are largely controlled by business and government interests that are far removed from the people who depend upon them. A community that can’t feed itself is vulnerable to the whims of others.Read More
In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels. In doing so, he suggested that increasing agricultural exports would help solve some of these problems.Read More
Why is much of our food inadequate for producing good health? Why is so much of our food downright dangerous for our health? And, why are so many people hungry, or have limited access to fresh, nutritious food?
It’s a power thing.Read More