Value Your Dandelions
OuiShare Fest is an annual event uniting the global collaborative economy community for three days of conference, co-creating and connecting. The 2015 edition will take place at the Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, from May 20-22. Severine of the Greenhorns will be there to represent Farm Hack. Say hello if you are at the event!
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This fellowship is designed to support reporters from communities that are often underrepresented in the field of journalism. YES! Magazine established this fellowship to increase diversity in our economic and environmental reporting and writing.
Monsanto’s Worst Fear May Be Coming True
by Jonathan Lathman, PhD, May 18, 2015
The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, is that Chipotle’s decision was met with a tidal-wave of establishment media abuse. Chipotle has been called irresponsible, anti-science, irrational, and much more by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and many others. A business deciding to give consumers what they want was surely never so contentious.
The media lynching of Chipotle has an explanation that is important to the future of GMOs. The cause of it is that there has long been an incipient crack in the solid public front that the food industry has presented on the GMO issue. The crack originates from the fact that while agribusiness sees GMOs as central to their business future, the brand-oriented and customer-sensitive ends of the food supply chain do not. Continue Reading the full article
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS at the Sustainable Living Project in Canton, NY
The Rural Movement of Christian Youth (MRJC) is a youth movement managed and run by young people aged sixteen to thirty. Heir to the Catholic Agricultural Youth and Catholic Agricultural Youth Women, before becoming MRJC, he says is animated, among others, by the ideals of social justice and equality. The movement of the work revolve mainly around issues of education, agriculture, rural life, environment, employment, and faith but also globalization of politics or of economics .
Founded in 1929 in Lorraine, the Catholic Agricultural Youth contributed, throughout its existence, to modernize agriculture and to train many cadres and community leaders, professionals and policy. In the 1960s, seeing the rural world and society change, Jacistes understand soon enough that farmers are not the only actors in this world and that we must open up to a wider audience. The JAC becomes in 1963 MRJC Rural Christian Youth Movement. Besides the agricultural age MRJC now takes into account the other layers of the countryside: young employees, but also early school education. MRJC belongs to the movement of popular education . It is one of the only fully managed youth organizations and run by and for young people.