Tag Archives: Agriculture

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Christine Laughren

After nearly 25 years in Ypsi, the empowered little girl you see below will soon be breaking free. Please join me in wishing Christine Laughren safe travels as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, far away from the American midwest… Here’s her official exit interview. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsi? […]

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Pete Larson on the financialization of agricultural commodities

One of our regular contributors, my old friend Pete Larson, who many of you had the pleasure of seeing perform at this site’s 10th anniversary party a few weeks ago, is going to be speaking in Ann Arbor on Thursday about the financialization of agricultural commodities. I took the occasion to ask him a few […]

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Blogbaby episode one: Gene Kim

[Quite a bit has changed since Linette and I had Clementine seven and a half years ago. For one, people no longer just drop by with food. Now, friends and neighbors band together and coordinate their activities through sites like Mealbaby, so that you aren’t confronted with the nightmare of three lasagnas showing up on […]

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Toby Hemenway to speak in Ann Arbor on permaculture

I received word through several sources that Portland State University adjunct professor Toby Hemenway, the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, will be speaking next weekend in Ann Arbor. He will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Public Library on Friday, May 21, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and he will […]

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Stop the systematic abuse of antibiotics by factory farms

The Union of Concerned Scientists is lobbying for the passage of an agriculture bill that I’m very much in favor of. It’s called the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (H.R. 1549/S. 619), and, if enacted, it would curtail the frivolous, preemptive use of antibiotics by factory farms. Here’s some background from the Union […]

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