Good Food Org Guide

SILT is now listed in Food Tank’s annual Good Food Org Guide, along with our friends, neighbors and allies at @Iowa Organic Association, @Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative and @Eat Greater Des Moines. http://goodfoodorgguide.com/listings/  

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Des Moines Register Editorial: “Don’t expect Iowa farmers to ‘feed the world'”

Today’s editorial says: “The claim that U.S. agriculture “feeds the world” is not a harmless myth. It provides a moral justification for continuing practices that have harmed Iowa’s environment and led to low prices for farmers. It also can be used as political ammunition.” http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/10/09/editorial-dont-expect-iowa-farmers-feed-world/91735242/?hootPostID=ae4802f80eb8b818c9e57407af733e3c This kind of discourse also hides the fact that 1 ...

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Big Food Strikes Back – NY Times Food series

Michael Pollan, a writer and food activist wrote a great summary of the  writes a summary of how “Big Food” lobies can fight back any attempt to regulate them.   “A food system organized around subsidized monocultures of corn and soy […] guzzled tremendous amounts of fossil fuel (for everything from the chemical fertilizer and pesticide ...

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The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st Century Agriculture

This food systems series by the New York Time Magazines is worth taking a look at… “Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year traveling the country ...

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