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By |2022-02-17T17:04:23-08:00February 17, 2022|Agriculture|

A Paradigm Shift From Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological Systems

The following excepts were obtained from a report by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).The complete 96 page report can be acquired at Lead Author: Emile A. Frison Key Messages • Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T19:18:35-07:00March 10, 2018|Agriculture|

Our Environmental Future Depends on Viable Local Farms

Leo Harrison and his wife started a small dairy farm near Lynden but fell victim to the difficult market conditions and increasing burdens on farmers.                                    photo: courtesy of Whatcom Family Farms by Fred Likkel and Brad Rader In the April 2017 issue of Whatcom Watch, one of the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T11:09:02-07:00June 4, 2017|Agriculture, Cover Story|

State Water Quality Permit Sacrifices Public Health

The coalition backing the following statement includes Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, the Center for Food Safety, Snake River Waterkeeper, OneAmerica, the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Aqua Permanenté, the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Spokane [Read More...]

By |2017-02-01T14:03:08-08:00February 1, 2017|Agriculture|

Small Farms: Diversify and Strengthen

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles exploring Whatcom County’s agricultural past and present and current efforts to diversify and strengthen Whatcom County’s food system, from the farm to the factory to the consumer. For Part I, see “Can Whatcom’s Small Farms Help Reconstruct Our Local Food System?” [Read More...]

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