Good Grass Makes Good Beef - And Good Soil

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Over the last 70 years, the beef industry has changed considerably, evolving into an intense, industrial enterprise designed to put as much weight on as many cattle as fast as possible and get the resulting meat to market as quickly as possible. In response to the damaging impact of feedlot production, more and more farmers and ranchers are choosing to return to – and improve upon – traditional methods of raising cattle on grass.
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Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America (Audio)

Listen to author Liz Carlisle talk about her new book “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America” in which Montana farmers took matters into their own hands, avoided monocrops, replenished their soil, conserved water, refused chemicals, and made it work.
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Regenerating Landscape With Cover Crop Cocktails and Planned Grazing by Gabe Brown

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Farmers and ranchers face enormous challenges today, from the drought conditions in the western United States to rising costs of production, regulations, family succession hurdles, and feed availability for livestock. Livestock producers are seeking lasting solutions to these issues.
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If It Isn't Broken, Don't Try To Fix It!

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As they say (more or less): “inquiring consumers want to know…” GoodFood World recently received a comment from a reader that made it clear consumers are concerned – and confused – about genetically engineered foods being developed and brought to market.
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The Difference Between Grass-fed and Feedlot Beef

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If asked, most people could not tell you where the meat on their plate came from. In fact, if they wanted to know, it would be darned difficult – if not impossible – to find out. On the other hand, while imagining that the beef cow they will be eating is frolicking on lush green pastures, the average American today does NOT want to meet their dinner while it is still standing.
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The Disconnect

Organically grown, local, whole, affordable, planetary stewardship, food justice, sustainably farmed, humanely raised and slaughtered, slow cooked and seasonally eaten, nutritionism, vegan, healthy lifestyle – these are just some of the words that come to mind around the conversation of How, What, When, and Where we eat these days. There is so much to talk about, and these words do not exist in isolation from one another.
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Baking Pies: Pizza and Apple

Baking pies – pizza or apple – doesn’t need to be tricky or intimidating! Some flour, some salt, some water, maybe some yeast or fat, and there you go. Start with the best ingredients you can find and you can’t go wrong.
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The Perfect Spring Dinner: Miso Lamb Chops

Miso and lamb chops – that combination of words, flavors, and images can bring one up short. When I hear “miso” I immediately think of sushi and a small bowl of broth. And the thought of lamb chops never connects me to Japan and Japanese cuisine. However in Japan, lamb chops are as much of a special treat as they are here in the US. It turns out that miso, sesame, garlic, and ginger are a great combination to give a terrific flavor to the tender chops.
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Traveling the Lentil Underground

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One more stop on the Lentil Underground, Seattle’s Town Hall hosted Liz Carlisle, author of the book Lentil Underground, and farmer/businessman David Oien, CEO and co-owner of Timeless Seeds/Timeless Natural Food, as they work their way across the US introducing – and reintroducing – consumers and chefs to these amazing little seeds.
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Joel Salatin: Real Farmers Apply the Principles of Ecology

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Finally we are hearing it from real farmers. We need to re-discover “The Principles of Ecology” and apply them — NOW!
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