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A Preview of the 2014 Food to Farm Festival in Glens Falls

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Organic Alternatives and Good Food in Glens Falls on May 24 Food to Farm Festival Comes to Crandall Park On May 8, 2014, Vermonts Governor Peter Shumlin signed an important bill that would require all food manufacturers to label their products that contain genetically modified organisms (or GMOs). The actual bill will not become effective [...]

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Glens Falls Food Co-Op to Host General Meeting on May 13th

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Future Plans for the Glens Falls Co-Op to be Discussed at Crandall Library Glens Falls Food Co-Op General Meeting If you’ve heard of the Glens Falls Co-Op, and have been interested but never had the time to get involved or understand what really goes on, now is your chance. The Glens Falls Food Co-Op will [...]

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Prairie Restoration: No Patch of Ground too Small

A Restored Prairie. Photo Courtesy of Western Michigan University
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How Our Ecosystem Depends on the Prairies A Look at the Small-Scale Prairie Movement More each year, we are reminded of the critical importance of species diversity. Nature never puts just one species in a spot, even a square inch of soil, and this is a valuable lesson for farmers, conservationists and homeowners alike. A [...]

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Farmers Assaulted by Converging Effects of Climate Change

The Potato-Tomato Psyllid. Photo Courtesy of Quest
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How the Tomato-Potato Psyllid Has Affected Agriculture Throughout the World Pests and Climate Change Threaten Crops World Wide There is little doubt that climate change will have and has already had profound global effects on agriculture. While warmer weather means a longer growing season in many regions, with the potential of more harvests and more [...]

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California’s Battle: Do Consumers Really Need to Know What They Are Eating?

Proposition 37 and Genetically Modified Food Products. Photo Courtesy of Grist.org
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How Proposition 37 in California Could Affect All of Us So, What Are We Eating…Exactly? This November, Proposition 37 will allow California voters to decide if they would like to see genetically modified food products labeled as such. If it passes, California would become the first state in the nation to require the new labels, [...]

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The Hard Frost is the Grinch for Apple Picking Season

Apples at Knight Orchard, Photo Courtesy of Knight Orchard
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Crop Scarcity Hampers Apple Picking this Year Apple Picking in Upstate New York Many apple orchards in Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties will not have U-Pick your own this season because of the scarcity in crop. The start of school year brings to mind the apple sitting at the corner on the teacher’s desk. The [...]

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Farmers, Once the Ogallala’s “Biggest Threat” Now Poised as its Savior

The Ogallala Aquifer and the planned route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Photo Courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund
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Environmental Risks of the Keystone XL Pipeline How the Keystone XL Pipeline will Affect the Ogallala Aquifer As American farmers chart a course into a hotter, drier future, there’s no avoiding the fact that they will begin to depend less on rainwater and more on aquifers for irrigation.  It is a future that in many [...]

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The Sterile Life: What We’ve Lost and Gained

The Sterile Life: What We’ve Lost and Gained. Photo Courtesy of blog.lib.umn.edu
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Getting in Touch With our Immune Systems The Sterile Life: What We’ve Lost and Gained Before refrigeration, sewer systems, hand sanitizer, indoor living, water treatment and germophobia – that is, most of human history – allergies and autoimmune disorders were pretty rare. People came into contact with intestinal worms and a huge range of viruses [...]

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Meat Minus the Drug Cocktail: Chipotle’s Push for Better Pork

Pork. Photo Courtesy of Care2 Healthy Living
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An Argument for Antibiotic Resistance Chipotle’s Locally Grown Initiative The story about the food industry can start to sound the same after a while: under pressure from consumers, a chain with disproportionate market share and purchasing power makes a change that sends quick ripples through the industry. This can be both encouraging and scary. Encouraging that [...]

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Food Prices and the Walmart Love/Hate

Walmart. Photo Courtesy of Colorlines.com
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Consumers and the Divide Over Walmart’s Prices Walmart’s Low Prices Compete Against Tried and True Supermarket Chains At a time when food prices are soaring, Walmart has announced it will be slashing its already low grocery prices. Is this a good thing? The discussion about Walmart has come to stand for the larger debate about [...]

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