Small mixed farms with grazing livestock and rotated arable crops are the sustainable way for farming. Livestock manure the fields and correct crop rotation keeps pests at bay. Intensive farms, with their mono-crops, will eventually ruin the soil and the over application of pesticides and artificial fertilisers will poison the land and the rivers.
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There are plenty of studies showing that raw milk is not only safe, but better for you than pasteurized milk. Still, Congress, under the influence of the dairy industry, is reluctant to legalize sales of raw milk. But that hasn't stopped states from trying and, in many cases, succeeding. Raw or pasteurized, there's one variety of milk you don't want. The kind that comes from factory…
Love your local farms, farmers markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)? They could be in trouble thanks to burdensome new rules proposed under the Food Safety & Modernization Act (FSMA). Unless the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) agrees to some key changes in the FSMA, the law will erect new barriers for small and mid-scale farmers and processors who have…
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