Tag Archives: Food Security

Who Really Owns American Farmland

“We’re used to thinking of escalating rents as an urban problem, something suffered mostly by the citizens of booming cities. So when city people look out over a farm—whether they see corn stalks, or long rows of fruit bushes, or … Continue reading

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Feeding The World–Iowa-Style

Iowa Can’t Feed the World; Local Producers Can’t Either The frequent jeremiad of big agriculture is about propping them up so Iowa farmers can feed the world. Political speeches at the recent opening of a first of its kind biorational … Continue reading

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Eat Your Iowa Vegetables

There is little agreement about how to apply the principles of sustainable agriculture to the dominant chemical-based farming system and equally robust hegemony of consumer society. It is not clear that these ideas about farming and consumerism even go together. … Continue reading

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