Category Archive: Agriculture

Feb 06

The Locavor’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet

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By Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Simizu
Today’s food activists think that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. But after a thorough review of the evide…

Jan 14

Colony Collapse Disorder: The Market Response to Bee Disease

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By Randal R. Rucker
and Walter N. Thurman
We live in an imperfect world full of problems. That fact contributes to the ongoing media drumbeat over imminent catastrophe. Horror stories sell; news items about incremental improvements are not …