food security


CSAs and Aggregators: Threshing Things Out

By Steven McFadden Community is not a warm and cuddly marketing concept attached to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). It is, rather, a defining element. Yet in the past few years, some middleman food businesses have appropriated the term “CSA” to … Continued

Stop feeding the beast and start feeding the people

By Coach Mark Smallwood Follow Coach’s blogs posts at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen and EcoWatch Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese–flavored corn chips or a $0.25 apple? Economists and policy wonks … Continued

Who is responsible for GMO contamination?

From the Organic Seed Alliance Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: Roots Rising

By Heather E. Smith, ASC intern I’ve got a vision to start an urban farm which improves access to healthy foods in underserved communities and engages people in the meaningful, sustainable work of growing food. My future non-profit organization will … Continued

ASC Intern Joural: With liberty and food justice for all

By Heather E. Smith, ASC intern On the morning of July 4th I spent time on the farm weeding and thinning carrots, and thinking about food justice. Among the many freedoms that I enjoy, I feel especially grateful for the … Continued

Dr. Mercola features Honeybee Conservancy in report on colony collapse

Dr. Mercola, founder of mercola.com, bestselling author and osteopathic physician, interviewed Rodale Institute’s very own Coach Mark Smallwood about our Honeybee Conservancy in a recent report on colony collapse disorder (CCD). The latest developments include the highest winter losses so … Continued