Credit: Mawa’s Kitchen

Pictured: Not a farmer.

From Heel to Hero

American cultural identity began to coalesce around the “settlement” of the west at the beginning of the 20th century. The country both celebrated and mourned the closing of the American frontier, the demise of the fearsome-yet-admirable noble savage, and the disappearing wildness of the empire’s most recent conquests. Where once…

Image from the author’s keynote from the National Young Farmers Coalition, describing the current model of agriculture in America which the Justice for Black Farmers Act not only fails to challenge, but actually manages to reinforce.

Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms (image from The Beef Site)

With zero incentive for change, big agriculture will always get bailouts

Allan Savory speaking at TED. Source

The romance of neoliberal peasant farming blinds us to our collective power

Photo: Texas Co-Op Power
  • I am a small farmer, operating on 40-ish acres in Virginia’s Northern Neck.
  • I am not paid by, in hock to, in league with, or particularly happy with Big Agriculture. I’m just a guy who’s been in the small-sustainable farming business long…

EAT-Lancet Seeks to Frame a Healthy Baseline Diet within the bounds of the ecologically possible

If you vaguely recall news headlines about an environmentally sustainable diet that recommends eating one hamburger a week, one steak a month, or two eggs a week… then what you’re recalling is the EAT-Lancet commission report:

“The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists…

Chris Newman

Building a new, accessible, open, and democratic food economy in the Chesapeake Bay region @ Sylvanaqua Farms

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