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A WRITER'S PLEA TO SAVE THE FOODS WE LOVE

Keith Pandolfi Serious Eats
Simran Sethi's book, "Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love," is a call to arms: a warning of the dire consequences of what she sees as a disturbing lack of diversity in the foods we eat.

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Where Will Our Future Food Come From? Ask a Farmer

Carrie Arnold Smithsonian Magazine
Two farmers with different viewpoints--Nikiko Masumoto, of the organic Masumoto Family Farm in California, and Zach Hunnicutt, a fifth-generation farmer from Nebraska,-- talk about organic farming, GMOs and farm technology.

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Mozart for the Birds?

Erin Blakemore www.smithsonianmag.com
Classically-raised chickens, including music appreciation, enjoy their calmer lifestyle.

These Things Can Change

David Bacon & Rosario Ventura; Photos by David Bacon Dolars & Sense, March/April 2015 issue
Hiring migrant farm labor is very profitable for big agribusiness. Last year workers walked out of the fields at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Washington - one of the largest berry growers in the state. Berries are big business, with annual sales of $6.1 million, and big corporate customers like Häagen Dazs ice cream. Here is their story.

Immigrant America: The Worst Job In New York

Milking cows is a dirty, monotonous job, and as we found out in our latest episode of Immigrant America, it's not a job many unemployed Americans are willing to do. But the government doesn't give dairy farms a way to recruit foreign workers legally. We went to upstate New York to try to understand the cat and mouse game between dairy farms and immigration authorities. 

This Land Is Our Land?

Bob St Peter and Raj Patel civileats.com
At its best, sensible policies about how land is used, transferred, and owned can make it possible for young people to farm with dignity, a living wage, and a future. It can help poor people stop being poor. It can let young farmers who want to farm break through the barriers to entry. It can provide a secure retirement for America’s older farmers. It can happen and should happen in countries as democratic and as rich as the United States.
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