Tag Archive for Agriculture

The Milkman Cometh, Again

Fun and interesting story. We were getting milk delivered to our door as recently as maybe 1995. The Milkman’s Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More : NPR: “All over the country, trucks are now delivering fresh milk, organic…

But It’s Natural!

Flesh-eating bacteria, hurricanes, halitosis, ebola, malaria, typhoid … all “natural” things. Soap, antibiotics, pasteurization, refrigeration, iPhones … all man-made things. RealClearScience – The Biggest Myth About Organic Farming: “The majority of Americans believe that organic foods are healthier than food…

On GMO Oats and Cheerios

I thought this was kind of interesting. Though I’m not necessarily convinced about the “never will be” angle. Why There Are No GMO Oats (and Probably Never Will Be) – Modern Farmer: “Nevertheless, demand for oats has been falling for…

Milk Prices, Again

Seems like this comes up every year or so. And it’s one of those stories that makes it tough to know where to begin. Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again : The Salt : NPR “The leaders of the House…

They Got It Half Right

I’d like to see them nix the whole thing. The farm bill vote gives credence to Democrats’ favorite ‘straw-man’ argument: Then, on July 11, a funny thing happened. The Republican leadership split up the two portions of the farm bill…

Raisin Serfdom In The Great U.S.A.

Via the Coyote Blog. If you’re not deeply concerned, you’re not paying attention. And yet each day you can see countless Tweets and FB posts proclaiming that our woes are due to living in some kind of libertarian free-market utopia. Raisin Farmers…

Quick Look At Agricultural Subsidies

Many on the right (I think rightly, for the most part) get upset when they see welfare at the individual level, particularly when it’s obviously abused beyond even its normal intentions. But they fail to get concerned about (or perhaps even see)…

The Body Count of Rice Red Tape

This is nothing less than disgraceful. Matt Ridley on the Copenhagen Consensus, Rice and Red Tape – WSJ.com: The evidence for micronutrients has been getting stronger. Studies from Guatemala, following up children for 30 years, find that good early nutrition…