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Acres Article Soil to Seed

Acres USA Feature: Soil to Seed

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The January 2015 Acres USA magazine features Terroir Seeds. This will give you great insight into what makes Terroir Seeds so unique in today’s seed world.
Vandana-Shiva with Cindy and Stephen

Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy?

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Is the future of our food a democracy or dictatorship? How can we choose to make our food system a better place? We look at some possibilities.
Diane Campion, Carlo Petrini & Scott Lewis

Terra Madre from Our View

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Terra Madre is a biennial international food conference in Turin, Italy showcasing local food systems and producers from all over the world.
Wild Galapagos Tomato

Wild Galapagos Tomato

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The Wild Galapagos Tomato (Solanum cheesmaniae), is very popular for its production and adaptability to extreme environments from hot to cold.
Farm Woman Melon Basket

Resiliency and the Ripple Effect

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Resiliency once was similar to self-sufficiency, and it still applies in that respect. Positive ripples come about when others learn resiliency and share.
Humboldt Elementary School Garden

Humboldt Elementary School Garden

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The Humboldt Elementary School Garden was started about 20 years ago by Linneal Nick, a former teacher who raised money for the original raised bed garden.
Raised Bed with Compost

Compost - What We've Learned

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Compost is one of those foundational cornerstones of any successful garden. It really is simple to make and we'll show you how we do it!
Industrial Agriculture

Are We At The Peak of Industrial Agriculture?

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What if we are at the peak of industrial agriculture, like Peak Oil? What if this is as good as commercial, industrial and corporate agriculture gets?
Farm to School Program

Farm to School Program - Local Food for Our Schools

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The Yavapai County Farm to School Program is working to provide nutritious fresh local produce for school meals and gardening activities for school kids.
Slow Food Southwest Regional Meeting

Slow Food Southwest Regional Meeting

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The Slow Food Southwest regional meeting in Chino Valley, AZ June 8 & 9, 2013 with several Slow Food chapters.
Wheat

What’s Wrong with Our Wheat?

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Today’s commercial wheat is causing many people to be sick.To find out why we look at the differences between historical wheat and today’s modern hybrid.
From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

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Brian Halweil shares an important message about how food can and does change the world for the better.

Benefits of Heirloom Seeds vs GMO Seeds Video

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The benefits of heirloom seeds vs GMO seeds explores what a home gardener should know and what they can do.
GMO and Glyphosate Presentation

GMOs and Roundup - How They Affect People, Animals, Soil and Waterways

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Video presentation that shows the dangers of GMOs seeds and how they work with Roundup (glyphosate).
Free-range Chickens

Chicken Epidemic Linked to Equine Pathogen

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A pathogen carried by horses has been the cause of a deadly outbreak of respiratory illness in chickens. Here's how to protect your backyard poultry flock!
Simran Sethi on Seeds

Seeds - Getting Their Due Recognition

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Seeds are the building blocks of every meal we eat; all our fruits and vegetables, all our grains, plus the meat and milk that’s raised on grass and grain.
LUther Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

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Luther Burbank, a botanist, horticulturist and agronomist introduced more than 800 new varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, nuts and grains.

Two Options with Vandana Shiva

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Dr. Vandana Shiva telling of the struggle to preserve heirloom seeds in her native India.
Potato Chips

Junk Food Designed to be Unhealthy And Addictive

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Processed foods are engineered through the use of salt, sugar and fat to reach the consumers "bliss point" and create food addictions.
Handful of seed

All Seeds Are Not Equal

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Seeds are a high priority for home gardeners. Make sure that your seeds are as healthy and chemical-free as the rest of your garden!
System Failure

Can the FDA be Trusted with Our Food Safety?

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Our national food safety record sucks, as the rate of outbreaks and food recalls steadily risen since 2007. Can the FDA handle our Food Safety?
Heirloom Seeds From Our Grower

New Heirloom Seed Arriving!

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We have new heirloom seed from our growers! Here is a peek into what heirloom seed looks like as it arrives to be packed at Terroir Seeds.

Fun At Slow Food Terra Madre

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There was lots of fun at Slow Food Terra Madre, as we showcase some of our experiences with the light-hearted side.

Slow Food Terra Madre Opening Ceremony

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The Slow Food Terra Madre opening ceremony was a spectacular introduction and promise of many more incredible experiences in the following 4 days.
Money Rules

US Government Backs Down From Big Ag

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After almost two years the US Government has backed down from Big Ag on legislation to improve conditions for farmers, ranchers and producers of our food.

Slow Food Prescott Potluck and Fermentation Workshop

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Our local Slow Food Prescott chapter held its almost-monthly meeting and potluck, along with a fermentation workshop at Prescott College November 12, 2012.

A World of Taste – Slow Food Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2012

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The Slow Food premier event – Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto – happens every two years in Turin, Italy. We present an overview of our experiences.
Carlo Petrini Slow Food

Carlo Petrini’s Speech to Slow Food USA Delegates

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We present Carlo Petrini's reception speech to the Slow Food USA delegates to the 2012 Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy.
Horsepower

Horsepower - Direct to Consumer Online Marketplace

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Horsepower is an online marketplace that helps consumers find producers and provides a portal for producers to market their goods equitably.
Local Food Economy

Local Food Movement Feeds Commercial Customers

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The local food economy is entering a completely new chapter with such seemingly unlikely partners as St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Terra Madre, Salone del Gusto and International Congress

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An introduction of Terra Madre, Salone del Gusto and International Congress for 2012. We will be documenting our trip as we progress.

Food Justice and Security Starts at Home

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Food justice and food security starts with a home-cooked meal. Everyday meals with family makes a local food economy much stronger.

Rough Service Lightbulbs Can Kill Your Chickens

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Backyard chicken owners looking to keep coops and water warm in the winter should beware of Rough Service light bulbs that can be deadly to your flock.
Betting on Sustainable Agriculture

A Banker Bets on Sustainable Agriculture

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Can organic and sustainable agriculture feed us, all of us? Here's an investment banker that is betting it can and will.
Humboldt Elementary School Garden

Real Food Reaches Critical Mass

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The Real Food Challenge redirects a school's existing food budget in a positive direction, benefiting many people in its food system.
Humboldt Elementary School Garden

Why School Gardens Matter

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Sophisticated New York City school kids are reconnecting with their food, and the world, through a school garden.
Francis Land House, VA

Urban Farming Examined Part II

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What if urban farming isn't just about feeding the hungry? Many other crops are grown from the soil of an urban farm.
Urban Garden

Urban Farming Examined Part I

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Can urban farming really work? We look at a couple of articles that showcase some different viewpoints on the feasibility of just that.
Bt or GMO Cotton

GMO Cotton May Be Phased Out In India

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GMO cotton is under a re-assessment to determine whether or not it will continue to be planted as the main cotton crop in India.

Urban Farm Grows Sustainable Food in Parking Lot

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Local, sustainable food is being grown in a former strip mall parking lot of the Holland Town Center in Holland, MI for local residents.
GMO Labeling Fight

Defeating GMO Labeling HIghest Priority of Big Food

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GMO labeling poses a significant threat to the commercial food industry's profits, and they are fighting back.

Food Prices Increase with 50 Year Drought

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Food prices are expected to increase due to the worst drought in more than 50 years with more than 26 states in natural-disaster status.
Spoonful of GMO sugar?

Are You Eating GMO Sugar? Are You Sure?

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The USDA completely deregulated GMO sugar beets for unrestricted planting in the US. Is your sugar safe, with 95% sugar beets already GMO?
Organic Certification?

Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized: Avoiding Tragedy On Maple Street

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Controversy surrounds “Has Organic Been Oversized?”. It's not about organic agriculture, but organic certification. Don't be confused!
Picking Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes Have Flavor Lost in Commercial Varieties

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Heirloom tomatoes retain the flavor that have been bred out of commercial varieties over the past 70 years, new research shows.
GMO Labeling?

GMO Labeling Vote Will Be a Big Fight

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The upcoming GMO labeling vote in California is shaping up to be a huge fight for both sides, with battle lines clearly drawn.
Ferry Morse Sold

More Seed Company Consolidations

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Ferry Morse was recently sold and almost half of the employees were immediately laid off with a 60 day lump-sum severance pay.

The Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds

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An interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva on the history of genetically modified seeds and actual GMO production versus what was promised.

FarmPlate - Better Food Every Day

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FarmPlate is a revolutionary online community using technology to connect producers of local food with eaters everywhere.

Does "Big Food" and "Big Ag" Control "Organic"?

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The Organic food sector is a very profitable business for Big Food and Big Ag. Who controls the Organic Standards, and what do they mean?