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Layers of buying local
When we drink a glass of organic milk, or eat organic pork sausage with our organic scrambled eggs, it’s easy to forget what goes into securing that “organic” label.
| June 11, 2010
Bad times for the good earth
You could say that the plight of the Massachusetts farmer began during the Great Ice Age, when the Laurentide Ice Sheet scraped over New England leaving poor soil and, as one farmer put it, "rocks, rocks, rocks."
How are we going to keep them down on the farm?
| August 14, 2009
Saving the earth
Former Green gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Carter's 120 acres in Lexington township will be the first-ever officially designated "carbon sequestration forest." It remains to be seen whether they will also be the only one.
Seeing the climate-change forest for the carbon-storing trees.
| February 25, 2009
Aaron Woolf’s documentary King Corn, which opens the weekend of conversations about local farming and sustainable consumption, is a sound prototype for the new wave of populist eco-docs.
Examining a landscape where crops only feed food
| April 23, 2008
Eating, my words
In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
| December 26, 2007
Auto workers, oil companies, and farmers all snarling together in a pit of special interests — it’s not a pretty picture.
| November 20, 2007
It affects urbanites, too
Ninety-eight cents a meal ain’t much.
| August 15, 2007
Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
| August 15, 2007
Meat takes heat
Regarding your recent editorial, “Global Warming," I want to add another reason for hope.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 18, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 16, 2007
Don’t get too hip
Officials at the Maine Department of Agriculture and Assorted Other Kultures are still reeling from the news that TV celebrity Homer Simpson has endorsed Maine potatoes.
Politics and other mistakes
| March 08, 2006
U.N. Agency: Rate of Deforestation Slowing
ROME - The speed of global deforestation has slowed because of new planting and natural forest extension, but the world's forests are still being destroyed at an alarming rate, a U.N. agency said Monday.
| November 14, 2005
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