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Lisa Munniksma: The News Hog
The News Hog 
Get the facts (and opinions) about what's happening outside of your farm gates. From Washington to your city hall, decisions are being made that affect your farm and food system. Diseases and discoveries are changing the face of small-scale farming. Former Hobby Farms editor Lisa Munniksma writes about these breakthroughs, issues and legislation—from the serious to the ridiculous—to help you take action in your community.

04/21/2015 - Farm Vs. Food Facility: Which Are You?
The FDA's proposed rule change might mean your farm doesn't have to register under the impending Food Safety Modernization Act.

04/14/2015 - Free-Range Chickens Take Center Stage in TV Commercials
You can hardly turn on a TV without seeing a free-range chicken anymore. Is it just pop culture or something more?

04/07/2015 - Don't Drink the Glyphosate
The World Health Organization says glyphosate "probably” causes cancer, and the University of Canterbury links it to antibiotic resistance. Oh, good.

03/31/2015 - A GM Apple A Day ...
Western culture's obsession with pretty food is now being fed through the magic of genetic modification.

03/24/2015 - Fake Milk: Coming Soon to a Grocer Near You
Apparently we don't need farmers anymore. Scientists are producing many foods—including milk—in the lab.

03/23/2015 - Camilla Gardens In Louisville to Spotlight Farm-to-Table
There’s no royal road to learning—except maybe for these Kentucky schoolchildren who garden and cook alongside the Duchess of Cornwall.

03/17/2015 - California Is Parched—and Why You Should Care
NASA has given California’s water supply one year to depletion, and it's not just Californians who are in trouble.

03/10/2015 - Smart Agriculture Can Curb Climate Change
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says we need to change the industrial food system's environment-degrading practices.

03/03/2015 - Phone a Friend: How to Talk to Your Legislator About Farming
There's a lot at stake in sustainable agriculture right now, and a phone call to your legislators can actually make a difference.

02/24/2015 - Will GMOs Get Labeled Already?!
It's only February, and we have a national GMO labeling bill on the table.

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