In Pursuit of Excellence in Eggs

In Pursuit of Excellence in Eggs

Food choice, when well informed, can be an act of agricultural enlightenment.  That is an educational mission of this blog and the NOFA Winter Conference (Jan 26-27, 2018) program, where Mike Badger will be speaking, representing the American Pastured Poultry...
Working lands protect biodiversity

Working lands protect biodiversity

A new paper published in Science by University of California, Berkeley conservation biologists focuses on bio-diversification of forest, farmlands, and ranch lands to combat climate change. The research paper explores how simple diversification provides habitat for a...
USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

Last year, the USDA decided to scrap the Obama-era rule overseeing animal welfare regulations in the organic program.  In order to be certified under the organic seal, meat and poultry must meet a set of feeding, housing, and treatment standards.  Some media reports...