Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Barnraiser

Ok. So you might have heard about Kickstarter. Here's a similar platform for sustainable agriculture: Barnraiser! This is a cool project they're supporting at the moment. Have a look yourself.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Agrarian Panopticon, Introverted

Another Ag-Gag Case in Idaho.

Livestock Futures 2

Again, regarding chicken, this time their biopolitical constitution, courtesy of Slate.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Livestock Futures

Or, the future of livestock: an interesting piece from the LA Times. A photo of the "naked-neck":
Are you selecting your animals for climate change? Maybe you should. We've been doing it since the last major change, no reason to stop now, eh?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

World Food Clock

This is pretty interesting: a World Food Clock.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Open Source Seeds

Finally, finally, finally.....Open Source Seeds! While, of course, seeds have for millennia been "open source," with the rise of the seed industry at the start of this century plant biotechnology has become increasingly proprietary. This very well may be the way forward against the intellectual property masters of the farms and fields of the world.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Political Economy of Chicken

Here's a recent piece on Tyson and the political economy of poultry. While the biological events described are truly disturbing, this was my favorite part:

"During the 1960s, Tyson Food realized that chicken farming was a losing game. When Tyson executives examined operations at the company, they saw that farming was the least profitable, and most risky, side of the business. When they looked to invest in the future, they decided not to invest in farms."

Alas, is there no middle ground between socialism and serfdom?