- The battles over raw milk continue, this time in California. A farmer is accusing the FDA of trying to put him out of business. (For more information, check out our story, "What's the deal with raw milk?")
- A Maine farmer who is also a state representative explains the hardships dairy farmers face. They're selling their dairy herd and moving on to other kinds of farming.
- A sad article about the recent increase in farmer suicides in New York, Maine, and abroad.
- A report from a tasting of four heritage breeds of chicken. Do you remember when chicken tasted different? Like... chicken?
- Here's a profile of Walmart's new local foods initiative and taste-test of its food vs. that of Whole Foods. Will Walmart save family farmers, organics, and provide local food for all?
- CBS News aired a video report this week on health problems caused by the over-use of antibiotics in livestock factory farms that got a lot of attention from people on both sides of the issue.
- The herbicide Atrazine is banned in the EU, but not in the US. The EPA is now investigating its possible effects on birth defects and cancer.
- Speaking of pesticides, here's a video with insight from a farmer on the question of whether to spray or not (and picky consumers that want every piece of fruit or vegetable to be spotless and beautiful):
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