Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

By Diane Leach | July 8, 2015 Chef Nora Pouillon earned the first organic restaurant certification in the United States. Her memoir, My Organic Life, leads readers from her early years in postwar Vienna to her role in the American organic food movement. Co-written with Laura Fraser, My Organic Life staggers a bit before finding its rhythm. After a rocky start, we learn that Pouillon’s family were avid outdoorspeople, passionate about exercise and healthy diet. The family spent a great deal of …

India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America

… took action. In the past decade, however, farmers like Singh have taken matters into their own hands and returned to the chemical-free, organic farming practices they used before fertilizers showed up. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America …

5 ways Congress could affect S.D. farmers

… Olympics,” said Dale Moore, executive director of public policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation, the country’s largest farm group. “It comes around every five years, and everybody focuses on it, but what gets lost in the process … are (other) issues that affect farmers daily in different ways.” The new GOP-led Congress could help local farmers and ranchers by pushing back against growing efforts to overhaul a renewable fuels mandate that is enormously popular in rural America …

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com

… the current movement to a 1999 medical ecology class he taught in which he discussed how megafarms feed a huge population but require a huge land mass to do it. The world’s population is now pegged at 7.2 billion, and farms cover an area the size of South America. That agriculture is a major source of polluted runoff. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com. …