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Peak Meat: U.S. Meat Consumption Falling

March 7th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Americans are eating less beef, pork, and poultry, and that decline in meat consumption is good news for our health and the environment. Janet Larsen from the Earth Policy Institute lays out the details


Who Owns America's Farmland?

November 29th, 2011 | by Steve Savage

Nationwide, farmers only own 60% of the land they farm. In many of the most productive row cropping areas of the Midwest, the percent of farmer-owned land is significantly lower (see Map above from the USDA, 2007 Census of Agriculture). Much of our farmland resource is owned by non-farmers and rented to those who actually


The Nature of “Natural”

July 27th, 2009 | by Steve Savage

[social_buttons] If you go to the Organic Consumers Association website you will see that they are upset about the way that



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