Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, haveĀ determined that the accelerated increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide in the last few decades has been caused by synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use. In other words, The Science has spoken again, and established beyond the shadow of any remaining doubt that industrial farming is linked to climate change, that it is a major culprit in the global warming trend.Ā Read more onĀ Grist. ThenĀ sign this petitionĀ to demand the gradual conversion of farmland toĀ agroecology, a form of agriculture that ā among many good things ā forfeits chemical inputs.
Now,Ā hereĀ is a great article fromĀ Civil EatsĀ about the work and progress made on the farm labor front in America. Iāve long been fascinated by the seeming blindness of āresponsibleā consumers who look for the āfair tradeā logo on imported products but donāt have a thought for those who grow and produce their food at home. As awareness grows, change is definitely in the air. The inequalities inherited from the New Deal era legislation are moving frontstage, and farm workers are mobilizing and gaining support.