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Here’s a video of Wendell Berry reading a poem which captures our predicament and brings it home to us.

Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934, Henry County, Kentucky) is an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He is a prolific author of novelsshort storiespoems, and essays.

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And now we have it: A song with an environmental message that gives you some laughs. In the form of a rap ode to organic farming, no less. Thank you, Yeo Valley Organic.  The hardworking yeomen and yeowomen at Yeo Valley Organic milk this genre to the last drop, from popping wheelies in tractors bedecked with shiny cow bling to their displays of perfectly timed lyrical and visual prowess: “Yeah, we’re down with the soil association and we do lots of what? Conservation!”

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Here is a video of the fifth annual Green Cow Harvest Festival held at Green Cow Organic Farm in Beijing.  Isn’t it good to know that there is such a thing in Beijing!

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, joins us to discuss his recent warning that some 500 million small farmers in poor countries are suffering from hunger, partly because foreign countries and corporations have bought up large tracts of land. We’re also joined by Smita Narula, author of a new study suggesting that many of the land deals in Africa and South Asia lack transparency and could threaten local communities with eviction, undermine their livelihoods, and endanger their access to food.

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  • Family Farmers Face Unfair Competition from “Organic” Factory Farms
    The Cornucopia Institute, Sept 26, 2010
    Straight to the Source

For related articles and more information please visit OCA’sSafeguard our Standards Campaign page.

CORNUCOPIA, WI – An independent report has been released that focuses on widespread abuses in organic egg production, primarily by large industrial agribusinesses. The study profiles the exemplary management practices employed by many family-scale organic farmers engaged in egg production, while spotlighting abuses at so-called factory farms, some confining hundreds of thousands of chickens in industrial facilities, and representing these eggs to consumers as “organic.”

 

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Entomologist Marla Spivak is one of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows , awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

photo credit: MacArthur Foundation

Spivak, the Distinguished McKnight Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota St. Paul, is working to protect honey bee populations from some of the diseases that have been causing them to disappear at alarming rates in recent years. Click here to see Spivak discuss the importance of honey bees to our food quality and food security as pollinators with an enormous impact on both vegetable crops and the livestock industry.

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A Campaign to Change the Course of History

FOUR YEARS. GO. is a campaign to catalyze and empower a fundamental shift in the direction of humanity, inspiring collaborative action, connecting individuals and organizations, and amplifying best practices and successes.

We are creating a global rallying cry to inspire an awareness of the urgency to shift humanity’s trajectory by 2014, before our destructive trends make that shift impossible. We are empowering individuals and organizations to set and reach goals that will cause a positive global tipping point by 2014, setting humanity on a new path toward a socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually fulfilling future.

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On 10/10/10, people at 7347 events in 188 countries got to work on the climate crisis. We joined together to dig community gardens, install solar panels, plant trees and more. We’re sending a clear message to our political leaders: “if we can get to work, so can you!” Learn more at http://350.org

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Underwritten by Anvil Knitwear, the biggest buyer of American-grown organic cotton in the U.S., this short, pointed film examines why it’s important to buy organic products. It connects the dots in ways that aren’t always obvious to the consumer.

The filmmakers took the viewpoint of the Earth, which rather than pleading with or chastising her human inhabitants, tries to reason with them, us. Listen to the conversation.

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Save the date, October 16, and get the organic popcorn poppin’ this weekend for Growing a Greener World. The PBS program is featuring the Rodale Institute on the upcoming fall episode!
Hosts Joe Lamp’l and Patti Moreno visit the farm, the “cradle of organic gardening in America,” to talk with Maria Rodale, Chairwoman and CEO of Rodale, Inc., our very own Maya Rodale, Director of Communications at the Institute, and Farm Manager Jeff Moyer.
The show premieres this weekend, but times and dates may vary.

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