Posts Tagged by Food
|June 14, 2014||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
Small farmers are losing land — it’s a land reform movement in reverse. In 20 years, half of US farmland will be sold to new owners.
|March 24, 2014||Posted by Scott Baker under Editorials|
A traditional Eskimo or Aboriginal hunter tends to be lean and fit eating lots of meat but wasn’t molded by government revenue policy.
|March 8, 2014||Posted by Staff under Health|
Wastage is easy to prevent. Meanwhile, charities must pay a fee and get a permit to feed homeless people in a park.
|December 19, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
If GMOs were safe, then why would Monsanto and friends need favors from government that cripple the ability of people to resist what they see as a risk?
|December 12, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
High rent now causes hunger when it could be good news if society were to recover then share the rental value of land.
|November 15, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
What’s wrong with this picture? Destroy food to drive up its price. There’s got to be a better way. There is. Pay citizens a dividend from natural rents. This rent dividend will go further in the countryside where the cost of living is much lower. Farmers could take a break — and so could farmland.
|August 24, 2009||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Let Government Cheapen All Basics? A Public Option for Food by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, August 24, 2009 An important element of proposed changes in the US federal medical care policy has been a public option, a government-run medical […]
|March 4, 2009||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Insomnia solvable, flu resistant, cancer avoidable Health RoundUp — The Good News and Not So Good Both as individuals and as society we can take action to stay healthy. We trim, blend, and append three 2009 articles from: (1) US […]
|January 5, 2009||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
What does the FTC have against organic grocery stores? The US Federal Government’s War Against Healthy Food by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, January, 2009 I previously wrote on the governments crazy attempt to prevent the merger of organic food […]
|July 11, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
WTO suggests abolishing agri-biz subsidies Turning your lawn into a victory garden won’t save you, but justice will We trim, blend, and append two 2008 articles, the first posted June 23 at AlterNet. The writer is a plant breeder in […]
|April 21, 2008||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Ethanol subsidies starve poor kids The High Cost of Food by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor Land for growing food has always competed with land used to grow plants with other uses. Farmers who grow cotton could instead grow grains […]
|April 17, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Where hunger ended, farmers owned land Rising Food Prices — What Should Be Done? We trim, blend, and append this well-meaning Policy Brief from the International Food Policy Research Institute by Joachim von Braun, April of 2008, with comments from […]
|February 8, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Consumers need to see who owns ranchland Cloned Meat Decision Sparks Consumer Campaign Issues that result from centralized power become manageable with decentralized ownership of land. We trim and append this 2008 article from OneWorld US (Jan 24). by Caitlin […]
|February 7, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Food prices rise while farmers profits destabilize Bigger yields, pricier inputs, and more headaches As home prices slide, the value of farmland sets records. We trim and meld six 2008 articles: (1) Higher crop prices followed closely by higher costs […]
|July 7, 2007||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
You Have a Right to Know Where Does Your Food Come From? Open disclosure versus secrecy — a typical confrontation between Democrats and Republicans. Food safety advocates, free market supporters, and consumer rights groups all favor open disclosure. Here are […]