Tag Archives: Industrial Agriculture

Food Rules: Michael Pollan on the Problems of Using Industrial Agriculture for Fuel – an RSA Animated Lecture


One of the most inspiring and brilliant minds of our time, Michael Pollan speaks with a sense of truth not commonly found in our era of dis-information and corporate high-jacked press. In this amazing animated short, Pollan speaks about the challenges of a world that has enough land to feed everybody, and the ways in which industrial agriculture is corrupting our future, polluting our fertile soil, and manifesting world hunger for the sake of cheap fuel.

Saving Heirloom Seeds with Crowd Sourcing


This great post by Patricia Larenas is a reprint from one of the many blogs in our network: eatdrinkbetter.com.

Multi-National corporations continue to develop agricultural strategies which indirectly destroys food crop biodiversity. I’m getting ready to sow my Three Heart Lettuce seeds and be part of a volunteer team that is evaluating a special heirloom variety of lettuce that is in danger of extinction. Just like rare wild plants and animals, food crops can disappear forever.

No Love for Animals — 0.1% of European Union Budget!


The European Union got strongly admonished this month by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) after the release of a report that is more than a decade late and comes to disheartening conclusions. The EU is giving only 0.1% of its budget to nature protection, with drastic consequences. Due to the miniscule investment in protecting wildlife, […]

Reports Show Less Water Used In Organic Farming


  Note: This article is part of EcoWorldly’s series on food and agriculture around the world. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week EcoWorldly writers are exploring environmental issues related to bringing food from the farm to your dinner plate. Sellers of organic products all say the same thing: their products are better for our […]