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Organic vs. ‘Climate-Smart’: Can the UN Fix Farming in Time?, Civil Eats
From the United Nations Climate Summit to the People’s Climate March and the accompanying Flood Wall Street action, all eyes have been on the climate this week. Amidst heated discussions of global policy change, greenhouse gases, and emissions caps, food and farming–and the impact they are having on climate change - were also in the spotlight. After all, agriculture is one of largest contributors of human-caused emissions.
California Takes a Bite Out of Farmers Market Fraud, CUESA
Most people take it for granted that all the fruits and vegetables at the farmers market are grown by the farmers who are selling them. And with good reason: the purpose of farmers markets is to foster direct relationships between producers and consumers. Values like knowing your farmer, transparency, and nurturing the local foodshed are at the core of why people shop at farmers markets. A new law boosts enforcement to weed out vendors who are cheating the system.