Tag: farming

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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A Wild Goose Chase

A Georgia chicken farmer hoped to find financial independence in ethical foie gras. Things got weird.

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Dry

The water’s nearly gone in the San Joaquin Valley, and an old farmer sees the writing on the wall.

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Playing Chicken

Antibiotics made modern farming possible. But as “societal drugs,” their use by any individual affects us all.

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"Hurt That Bitch"

What undercover investigators saw inside a factory farm.

Excerpted from The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food.

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Power Steer

Raising a cow on an industrial feedlot.

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Linux for Lettuce

The “subtly radical” open-source plant movement.

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Porklife

How the modern pig farm came to be.

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Heart of the Emerald Triangle

Life on a weed farm in Humboldt County.

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Inside the Milk Machine

“With the rise of factory farming, milk is now a most unnatural operation.”

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Why Are So Many Farmers Killing Themselves?

“An Indian farmer has committed suicide every half hour since 2001.”