Posts tagged with industrial agriculture

War of the food words

Published on: December 24, 2010 at 11 am

The first casualty of the war of words is ‘organic’. More words are under attack.

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Organic food at Walmart: Good or evil?

Published on: November 8, 2009 at 8 pm

When consumers started asking for organic grocery options, big retail stores like Walmart obliged and began providing it. The reason is simple market logic: If your customers want something, you better have it or risk losing business to a competitor.

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Let’s take a moment to define ‘organic’

Published on: October 23, 2009 at 8 am

In the United States, food producers must receive certification before they can go about adding ‘organic’ to their label. This is disadvantageous to small (independent) farms, as the process costs more than the label will bring back in revenue.

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America’s unsustainable industrial agriculture

Published on: July 30, 2009 at 11 am

Supermarket shelves are stocked with inexpensive grocery items. Unfortunately, the industrial agricultural system behind low prices is lubricated with oil and unsustainable.

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