Newsbites: Northeastern Fish Stocks Stage a Surprising Recovery; EPA Takes Drastic Steps to Save the Salmon of California’s Klamath River; Sales of Organic Milk Surge Despite Economic Hard Times; Nation’s Biggest Milk Processor Settles Antitrust Suit by Offering Dairy Farmers $30M

The faithful newshound has been snoozing by the stove these last several weeks while Estabrook was locked away in his office trying to get a book off to the publisher. The hound has now shaken himself awake. He’s hot on the trail again and has dragged home a few heartening stories. Let’s kick off 2011 […]

Newsbites: FDA Ready to Approve GMO Supersalmon; Remember Acid Rain? It’s Back and Worse than Ever Thanks to Big Ag; Recession Ends for Organic Dairy Farmers

●One More Reason to Avoid Farmed Salmon ●Acid Rain Redux ● Land of Milk and Money   One More Reason to Avoid Farmed Salmon Prince Edward Island bills itself as a bucolic haven of pristine beaches, white clapboard farmhouses, and quaint fishing villages. But the province is also home to one of the scariest places […]

It’s Good News Week: Score One for Atlantic Bluefin, Organic Milk Producers (and Consumers), and Red Snappers (yummmmm!)

Writing articles about food and sustainability is a hard job for a naturally chipper fellow. Happy endings are, sadly, few and far between. But in the last week or so, some very good news indeed has broken in relation to a couple of recent posts on this site. Let’s take a moment to celebrate. 1. […]

White House Whitewash: Can the Agribusiness Lobby Kill Small, Organic Dairy Farmers?

   On some bureaucrat’s desk in President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sits a document that has the power to either destroy the nation’s 1,800 family-operated organic dairy farms or come to their rescue. In the early 2000s, virtually all of the nation’s organic dairy farmers—not to mention the millions of consumers willing […]