Organic vision for 2030

Transforming food and farming: European organic movement launches its vision for 2030 Brussels, Belgium – The European organic movement has launched its vision for organic in Europe in 2030 at the 9th European Organic Congress (link is external) on 11-12 June, organised by IFOAM EU together with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the […]

Fake burger may save the world

The Silicon Valley Race to Build a Fake-Meat Burger That Just Might Save the World By Daniel Fromson A real photograph of a real fake burger. (The Dodo.) In Romania, they have a saying: “The best vegetable is meat.” Actually, it might be an “old Alsatian saying,” or from some other primeval region, depending on […]

The High Price Of What We Eat

  Marcelo Gleiser iStockphoto On World Water Day, March 22, I wrote here at 13.7 that water — particularly its scarcity — should be one of our top worries for the coming decades. We listed a website with many disturbing facts about water or lack thereof, across the globe. On Sunday, The New York Times […]

Retailers set the price

Retailers set prices, not supply management Dairy cows are pictured at the Kooyman family dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, June, 10, 2014. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) PETER CLARKE Contributed to The Globe and Mail Peter Clarke is chairman of the Egg Farmers of Canada. It’s as regular as the seasons – trade talks ramp […]

What’s wrong with this sheep?

The Agenda Big Government What’s wrong with this sheep? We’re not sure. Inside the federal “sheep improvement” program. By Michael Grunwald The United States is the Bo-Peep of livestock-producing nations. We once had more than 50 million sheep, but we’ve lost nearly 90 percent of them over the last century. That said, we’re not the […]