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Above Colorado's Fruited Plains, Local Food Faces Hurdles

Luke Runyon, 29 Aug 2014
(original: KUNC Radio)

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier.… More

The Garden As Community

David Hanson, 2 Aug 2014
(original: Mother Earth News)

People have always grown food in urban spaces — on windowsills or sidewalks, in backyards and neighborhood parks — but today, urban farmers are leading a movement that transforms the national food… More

Boulder's Community Fruit Rescue Directing Season's Bounty To Needy

Charlie Brennan, 23 Aug 2014
(original: Boulder Daily Camera)

You've seen the apple trees starting to groan under the weight of their fruit, ripening and ready to be picked — or perhaps simply fall to the ground to rot. It won't be wasted if Community Fruit Rescue… More

Half Of Colorado Farmers Markets Take Food Stamps

10 Aug 2014
(original: Denver News Channel 9)

More people shopping at Colorado farmers markets and farmstands can now use food stamps to pay for their produce. More

GMO Labeling Movement Poised For Ballot Initiative In Colorado

5 Aug 2014
(original: RT)

Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before… More

Unintended Cosequences Of Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative

Alicia Caldwell, 21 Jul 2014
(original: Denver Post)

Of all the places one might expect to find a hotbed of opposition to a GMO labeling initiative, the Denver Urban Homesteading market would be an improbable choice.

After all, this is a shop that… More

Organic Or Not, Local Food Is Better For The Environment

Tom Throgmorton, 19 Jul 2014
(original: KUNC)

Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase… More

Farms In The City? Denver Says Go

Brandon Rittiman, 15 Jul 2014
(original: Channel 9 KUSA)

Like most cities, Denver has its share of concrete, glass and asphalt. But it's also home to an  urban homesteading movement that's bringing small-scale farming to the urban core. More

The Traditional Foods Movement: The Balance Of Healthy Eating

Jennifer McGruther, 2 Jun 2014
(original: Mother Earth News)

The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense food, and values quality, environment and community over the convenience of processed products.… More

Urban Farms One Solution For Ailing Food System, Colorado Agriculture Activist Says

Elaine Grant, 18 Jun 2014
(original: Colorado Public Radio)

Less than 1 percent of the food Coloradans eat comes from Colorado, despite the fact that agriculture is one of the state’s biggest industries. That’s in part because local food is difficult and expensive… More

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Eating Locally Grown Food Benefits The Entire Community

Lindsay Brookshire, 30 Aug 2014

Supporting locally grown food benefits everyone in the community from the farmers, to the economy, to your own health. It is a philosophy that benefits the greater good of the community by bringing everyone… More

Pests Pose Increasing Threat To Food Security

Tim Radford, 31 Aug 2014
(original: Climate Central)

Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields. Wherever pests can make a living, they will. None of this… More

Young Agrarians

31 Dec 1969
(original: Carbon Pilgrim)

The underlying theory of her advocacy work is that many more people would choose to farm if they knew how to get started. She also wants young farmers to understand that it’s possible to have a social… More

Why We Need A Farmer-Led Food Movement

Kate Aronoff, 31 Dec 1969
(original: Aug 21, 2014)

In the wake of nearly 40 years of neoliberal globalization, the agriculture industry’s triumph is no accident, as traditional labor unions have been systematically weakened, basic rights like access… More

9 Shocking Facts You Need To Know About Sugar

Larry Schwartz, 21 Aug 2014
(original: Alternet)

Sugar bashing is all the rage these days, and with good cause. Studies over many years have pointed to sugar as, at the very least, an accomplice, if not the perp, behind many of the health ills of modern… More

How Americans Are Duped Into Shoveling Huge Amounts Of Unhealthy Food Into Their Bodies

Brian Moench, 22 Aug 2014
(original: Alternet)

No one needs to eat livestock to survive. Yet meat is almost universally the focus of the Western diet. When you go to a restaurant and the waiter asks you what you'll have, you respond with the meat or… More

Food As Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Food To Help Heal Patients

Mark Smallwood, 22 Aug 2014
(original: Ecowatch)

More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we eat, there is a quick… More

Permaculture Food Forest Garden On Quarter-Acre Home Lot

Lambert Strether, 23 Aug 2014
(original: Naked Capitalism)

Since this is the dog days of summer, I thought I’d resist the tyranny of the urgent and talk about gardening, since my garden is now fully fledged, and there’s nothing left for me to do but sit back,… More

The Price Of Food Doesn't Always Reflect Its True Cost

Chris Peterson, 20 Aug 2014
(original: Corvallis Gazette-Times)

I don’t claim small, local farms are perfect. All farming involves a complicated choreography of valuable resources. As consumers, we must be cognizant of costs as much as prices. More

Open-Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles The Food Crisis

Dahr Jamail, 10 Aug 2014
(original: Truthout)

However, on a local level, scientist Joe Breskin seems to have found a solution for dramatically increasing vegetable yields in greenhouses, doubling the length of growing seasons and feeding more people… More

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