A Post from Sam Fromertz’s Blog Chewswise: A Few Comments on the Food & Environmental Reporting Network (FERN)

I’m pleased to announce that this week the Food & Environment Reporting Network launched. I’ve been working on this a non-profit journalism venture quiety for some time (two or more years), and now serve as editor. It grew out of an impromptu discussion with several people into an organization with a staff, board and editorial advisory board. […]

Death on a Dairy Farm: The Human Cost of Cheap Milk

Here in Vermont, there has been no shortage of heart-wrenching evidence that this country’s dairy farmers face a financial crisis of epic proportions. Last August, I attended an auction where a farm that had been in the same family for 144 years—six generations—was sold off during the course of a single day, tractor by tractor […]