Low food prices on the menu at Berlin agribiz trade fair

Berlin International Green Week, the world's biggest food and agriculture industry trade fair, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Low food prices caused by abundant supplies are putting pressure on producers. Berlin International Green Week is still going strong 80 years after its 1935 launch. This year, 1658 exhibitors from 68 countries are taking … Continue reading Low food prices on the menu at Berlin agribiz trade fair

A Novel Solution to Land Tenure Issues for Women at Root of West Africa’s Food Insecurity

A Novel Solution to Land Tenure Issues for Women at Root of West Africa's Food Insecurity 2015-01-14 Print   Boulder-based Agile International announces the final phase of its crowdfunding campaign to raise $6,000 for farming projects in Mali. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Agile International announces the final phase of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise $6,000 … Continue reading A Novel Solution to Land Tenure Issues for Women at Root of West Africa’s Food Insecurity

Local food to eclipse organic, as consumers begin to doubt definition | Genetic Literacy Project

Local food to eclipse organic, as consumers begin to doubt definition Elizabeth Crawford | January 15, 2015 | New consumers continue to enter the organic category for the first time, but the health halo cast by the US Department of Agriculture’s certification is dimming as it becomes more mainstream and as shoppers’ interpretation of the … Continue reading Local food to eclipse organic, as consumers begin to doubt definition | Genetic Literacy Project

Could carbon farming save our soils?

By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil's organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world's population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that … Continue reading Could carbon farming save our soils?

How a small British garden became a mature food forest

Sami Grover (@samigrover) Video screen capture Permaculture Magazine Many years ago I picked up a book called The Permaculture Garden, by Graham Bell. I was more than a little hooked by the practical tips and inspiring visions of urban and suburban gardens turned into food forests. Since then, I've visited/read about/watched videos on more than … Continue reading How a small British garden became a mature food forest

‘We are fed up’ with our broken food system

Tens of thousands of people will gather once again in the cold of a Brandenburg winter to protest against what they see as the worst excesses of the food system, writes Oliver Moore. Oliver Moore is the Communications Manager and EU Correspondent for the Agricultural and Rural Convention (ARC2020). This protest starts at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz … Continue reading ‘We are fed up’ with our broken food system

Local claims are rising star as sun sets on organic claim

Local claims are rising star as sun sets on organic claim By Elizabeth Crawford, 14-Jan-2015 New consumers continue to enter the organic category for the first time, but the health halo cast by the US Department of Agriculture’s certification is dimming as it becomes more mainstream and as shoppers’ interpretation of the standard evolves. http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets/Local-claims-are-rising-star-as-sun-sets-on-organic-claims