January Food & Farms in the News

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The battle to save the bees continues, as insecticide is further linked to colony collapse: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/16/insecticide-unacceptable-danger-bees?intcmp=122

North Olympic Land Trust recently preserved 24-Carrot Farm, which is immediately adjacent to 70-acre Delta Farm, conserved by PCC Farmland Trust in 2000. Through this project, the two properties will be reunited: www.sequimgazette.com/news/article.exm/2013-01-17_peninsula_group_to_preserve_24_carrot_farm

HuffPost’s Alison Spiegel is one of many to weigh in on the study published a few weeks ago by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, which estimates that as much as half of the food we produce gets thrown away: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-spiegel/reducing-food-waste_b_2517354.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

Could it be that Walmart and the big food companies are starting to have a change of heart regarding GMOs? http://grist.org/food/are-walmart-and-big-food-pushing-for-gmo-labeling/

PCC’s own Trudy Bialic is featured in this New York Times article on the same topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/business/food-companies-meet-to-weigh-federal-label-for-gene-engineered-ingredients.html?hpw&_r=0

Wenonah Hauter, author of “Foodopoly”, on the consolidation of the food industry and the struggle for independent farmers and companies to stay afloat in the face of corporate mergers and bad food policy: http://grist.org/food/aisle-be-damned-how-big-food-dominates-your-supermarket-choices/

The latest thought-provocation from Mark Bittman: failure, progress and the need for patience: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/fixing-our-food-problem/

And finally, one of our farmers already knows all about benefiting from the latest farming trend: guard llamas. http://modfarm.tumblr.com/post/41795855010/guard-llamas-guard-llamas

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