Mexican heirloom corn finds growing niche among U.S. consumers, restaurants
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by Paul Stokstad
9M ago
Nurtured over generations, heirloom corn varieties from central and southern Mexico are enjoying time in the limelight. Juan Vargas’ colorful cobs—ranging from deep red to pale pink, from golden yellow to dark blue—occupy 20 of his 50 farm acres in Ixtenco, in the state of Tlaxcala. That’s up from only one acre in 2010. Demand ..read more
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Mad Capital closes $4 million seed round to finance the regenerative agriculture revolution
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by No Author
1y ago
Mad Capital team Investment led by Trailhead Capital to ramp up Mad Capital’s operations, expand their farmer ecosystem, and transition more acres into regenerative organic farmland. Mad Capital, an impact-focused lender that offers equitable, flexible funding for organic and transitioning farmers, recently announced that they’ve raised a $4 million seed round, led by Trailhead Capital. “Our goal ..read more
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Snacktivist works “from scratch” to build supply chains for ancient grains
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by Ken Roseboro
1y ago
In Idaho, Snacktivist Foods is trying to build regenerative supply chains of ancient grains like teff, millet, and sorghum for its to baking mixes. Co-founder and CEO Joni Kindwall-Moore is working with Martin Goter, an organic and biodynamic farmer in North Dakota, to source millet. Goter’s farm checks all the certification boxes: organic, biodynamic, Real ..read more
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New book reveals Monsanto’s deceptions to hide Roundup dangers
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by No Author
1y ago
With a laser-like focus, veteran journalist Carey Gillam has been chronicling the controversy over glyphosate herbicide first as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service and then in her award-winning book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science published in 2017. Now in her latest book, The Monsanto ..read more
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As the climate warms, could the U.S. face another Dust Bowl?
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by No Author
1y ago
Improved agricultural practices and widespread irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities—rising temperatures and worsening drought—could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl. By Nathaniel Scharping Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The ..read more
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