The Inflation Reduction Act is certainly an important piece of legislation, with many far-reaching impacts on the US food and agriculture sector. Not all of these impacts are good, however, and some are downright ugly.
In essence, the USMCA panel decision affirms Canada’s right to maintain its supply management program but could undermine Canadian farmers and food processing workers’ ability to benefit economically from local milk and value-added food products.
NIH should support innovative studies that assess risks of new technologies in agriculture with independent researchers not linked with agro-industry funds.
Register here for the webinar (1:30 – 3:00 PM Central Time). As the growing climate crisis impacts food producers across the country, the call for a Just Transition toward climate resilience is echoing throughout Congress, and USDA Secretary Vilsack is advocating …
A ‘Surf and Turf’ panel hosted by FERN highlighted the effects of climate change – particularly rising ocean temperatures – and the need for fishers in some regions to catch new species or get out of the business. Eaters should also practice flexibility.
Carbon markets place a monetary value on soil carbon sequestration while ignoring the environmental benefits that a system based on agroecology, economic parity, and social equity creates.
The USMCA does nothing to stop the outsourcing of American jobs, to combat climate change, to protect the environment, or to stop the destructive race to the bottom.
The USMCA missed the chance to address low prices for products by independent family farmers as well as climate change.
In these times of low farm prices, devastating floods, massive soil loss, wildfires and people demanding an ethical, healthy diet, the time could be ripe to end our system of industrial farming and replace it with agroecology.
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