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Will Bucklin at his dry-farmed vineyard Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Photograph: Charlotte Simmonds for the Guardian

When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian

  When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian Dry farming forgoes modern irrigation and, farmers say, produces much tastier crops. In a drought-stricken state, should others follow suit? Wine grapes were not watered in Sonoma and Napa before the 1970’s. Corporate wine moved in after that and water use became the norm. Grape growers …

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Poison-Packed GMO Impossible Burger

We were warned: “The manufacturers of the controversial veggie burger just announced that in the future, due to “high demand” for the product, its plant-based patties will be made using GMO soy.” Organic Consumers by Pat Thomas Poison-Packed! The GMO Impossible Burger is so packed with poisons, that if eating it makes you sick, you’ll …

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Reject Bill Gates’ Impossible Burger

Filled with pesticides and GMO’s Organic Consumers Association: Reject Bill Gates’ Impossible Burger Emperor Gates has a new decree: “All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef.”   Bill Gates has invested in Impossible Foods whose CEO, Pat Brown, says his genetically engineered synthetic meat substitutes will replace the use of animals by 2035. You’d think Impossible …

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‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System

‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System  Plants adopting the Trump-approved New Swine Inspection System had, on average, nearly double the rate of fecal and digestive matter contamination of other facilities.  Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 by Common Dreams by Brett Wilkins, staff …

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Stop USDA from deregulating genetically engineered cows and pigs!

Stop USDA from deregulating genetically engineered cows and pigs! Center for Food Safety As one final favor to industrial meat companies, the Trump administration made a last ditch effort to move genetically engineered (GE) livestock regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) responsibility just before their …

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A Kingdom from Dust:

A Kingdom from Dust: Stewart Resnick is the biggest farmer in the United States, a fact he has tried to keep hidden while he has shaped what we eat, transformed California’s landscape, and ruled entire towns. But the one thing he can’t control is what he’s most dependent on — water. By Mark Arax FULL …

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