Juliet Eilperin 12/04/2013
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D.—Buffaloes stroll undisturbed, pausing occasionally to wallow in the grass and caked dirt, while prairie dogs yip intermittently as they dive into their holes and pop out again to survey the landscape.
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.
Cory Carman 02/24/2011
How the large-scale food system can be a midsized farmer's best hope
Josh Hottenstein 02/24/2011
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. At Verdant Earth Technologies...