by guest blogger Helen Dombalis. Despite what may be implied by its name, the Farm Bill affects much more than farm country U.S.A. The massive piece of legislation, renewed roughly every five years, has a lot to do with our entire food system. The current Farm Bill, passed back in 2008, is set to expire on September 30. That leaves Congress with just 16 business days to act!
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Why We Need to Save the Farm Bill
Published on September 6, 2012 | in Environment, Maria Recommends By Maria Rodale |3 Comments
Why the Farm Bill Matters
Published on November 15, 2011 | in Organic Issues, Organic Living By Maria Rodale |1 Comments
by guest blogger Amy Blankstein of Just Food. The Farm Bill isn’t just for farmers. If you eat food, like knowing when you’re buying organic, or have an interest in forest protection, this bill is not something you can afford to ignore.
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment.Order Now