Shawn Regan 02/13/2014
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
Juliet Eilperin 12/04/2013
The Oglala Sioux aim to reclaim their landscape and culture heritage
Josh Hottenstein 05/23/2013
In a world where only a quarter of all arable land remains viable for agriculture, where population is predicted to increase to nine billion by 2050, and where people are concerned with food safety, new methods of agricultural production are increasingly sought-after.
Matt Ridley 02/07/2013
Paradoxically, economics has done more for nature than ecology has.
Andrew Morriss 01/14/2013
For more than two decades, special interests have persuaded Congress to mandate Americans buy ethanol whether they want to or not. As a result, 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is now used for ethanol rather than food.
Roger Meiners 09/14/2012
According to Wikipedia, a locavore is “a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. The locavore movement in the United States and elsewhere was spawned as interest in sustainability and eco-consciousness became more prevalent.”
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC Lone Mountain Fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli.
Paul Schwennesen 06/07/2011
The revival of local food and local markets marches under the banner of the left, but its resistance to centralization also appeals to conservatives.