Reclaiming the future of food and farming

Food & Farming Derailed

Food and farming derailed, industrial agriculture

Industrial agriculture exhausts the natural resources on which we all depend. It makes us sick and undermines the world's capacity to feed itself. It is the very definition of unsustainable.

This model of farming has persisted for more than 60 years, since WWII chemical companies like Monsanto needed a market for wartime inventions and pesticides were put to work in U.S. fields. In the decades that followed, an entire model of agriculture has taken root — one dependent on ever more (and ever more expensive) chemical inputs.

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Bees pollinate much of our food, and beekeepers report their industry is on the verge of collapse.


The pesticide treadmill is expensive, from GE seeds and chemicals to dealing with "superweeds."


When it comes to pesticides, our daily food choices can either protect or undermine health — from field to fork.

GroundTruth Blog: News and happenings from the frontlines of the movement for fair food & farming.

Lex Horan's picture

Last Friday, a small crowd gathered in the agriculture building at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Pesticide Action Network's picture

Monsanto’s latest genetically engineered (GE) seeds are wreaking havoc this season in soybean country.

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Linda Wells's picture

Pesticide drift is not just a health issue. It can also cause significant financial problems for farmers growing sensitive crops.

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