Hemp Makes a Comeback

It is one of the most versatile plants known to man, harvested for food and fiber for well over 10,000 years. It was grown by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The original Declaration of Independence was printed on paper made from its fiber. Its seed has more protein than any plant food except the soybean. […]

Industrial Agriculture is Killing U.S. Honeybees

Honeybees have been in the headlines in recent years, and the news isn’t good. Alarming numbers of honeybees have disappeared without a trace, up to 70% in some parts of the country. This is bad news not only if you like honey, but also if you like to eat. Commercial honeybees are responsible for pollinating […]

Buffalo: the Other Red Meat

“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam.” This well-known song hearkens back to a time when the Great Plains of North America were the wild range of the American bison, commonly known as the buffalo. Enormous herds of buffalo, described as so numerous they blackened the plains as far as the eye could […]

How Organic is that Milk?

Are some organic dairy products “more organic” than others? That is a question a lot of consumers have been asking since recent news accounts about so called “organic” dairies whose cows rarely make it out of the barn. While most of us have an image of organic milk coming from cows on small family farms […]

Eggs Wrongly Convicted

When I think of Easter, I think of eggs. This age-old symbol of regeneration has been associated with the Easter holiday for hundreds of years. However, when many people think about eggs they think “eek… cholesterol.” This food, so deeply associated with life, is avoided like the plague by people worried about their health. The […]