Dia de Los Muertos: Six Pigs

I have just spent some time in Tucson, Arizona, which was gearing up for huge Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Even more than usual, skeleton art was on display in the city’s varied shops…. Read More

Farm Aid in NYC: September 9th

That New York City has a lot of eaters — informed, passionate, concerned eaters — is one of the reasons the annual Farm Aid concert in support of America’s small family farmers is being held at Randalls Island… Read More

Farm Bill: Fate Uncertain, Uncommon Media Interest

Before leaving for their August recess, the House of Representatives passed a farm bill. The Senate takes up the legislation when it returns in September. To most people engaged in the debate about the substance and priorities of… Read More

Making the Links: NY Times Coverage

Recently, the New York Times published two important editorials (the unsigned pieces that members of the editorial board write). The first expressed dismay about the lack of real change in the current farm bill draft voted out of… Read More

Brighter Green Produces First Publication

Brighter Green, in league with Farm Sanctuary, has produced a white paper (PDF), analyzing the U.S. Farm Bill. Brighter Green wanted to approach the paper from a holistic perspective: in other words, one that examined the issues of… Read More