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twilight greenaway
Writing about people, power, & nature — mostly through the lens of food & farming. Contributing editor . Fan of democracy, complexity, & big questions
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VanessaGarcíaPolanco Jan 18
"Our tacos should have a bitter taste if we think that we can enjoy mole and fresh ground corn tortillas while ignoring the realities of the people to whom these foods belong.” by
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Patrick Sisson Jan 15
Damn. "According to a 2015 NASA study, our lawns take up three times as much space as the next largest irrigated crop, corn"
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twilight greenaway Jan 17
Well, at least BuzzFeed has its priorities straight:
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Eric Holthaus Jan 17
This is the grandest of possible wake-up calls: We are in the emergency phase of climate change. In order to avoid further radical changes to our planetary life-support system, we have to make radical changes to our culture and society.
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twilight greenaway Jan 17
Replying to @twyspy
Spoken as a person who lives paycheck-to-paycheck in one of the most expensive rental markets mainly for the non-stop access to excellent produce.
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National Farmers Union Jan 14
Replying to @NFUDC
"Of the farmers that Mr. Trump’s tariffs and shutdown are hurting, about 80 percent are family businesses. So "big ag" profits from the blundering crisis. If and when small farmers fail, larger operations can swoop in and buy up the land at fire sale prices."
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twilight greenaway Jan 11
Because flying was already so stress-free ...
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Siena Chrisman Jan 11
SOME farmers voted 45. For many, it was bc Dems hadn't shown up in years. Many others voted HRC/Bernie. Farm country is not universally Trump Country. But it IS universally in crisis- none of which farmers deserve, regardless of party.
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twilight greenaway Jan 11
Phil Howard has been diagramming the seed industry since 2008 and it has changed significantly since then.
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twilight greenaway Jan 10
Replying to @fraying
Yes ... and having something official to point to could give some people the ammunition they need to change the way some institutions work with boys. Or that's my hope as the mother of a 5-yr-old who gets bullied often for things like having a unicorn on his lunchbox.
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twilight greenaway Jan 10
"Traditional masculinity ideology – which the APA says includes elements of 'anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence' – can be psychologically harmful to men & boys"
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twilight greenaway Jan 10
Replying to @leahjdouglas
Good points. Also: farmers have been allowed to overproduce when prices are low AND when prices are high because of the lack of supply management.
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Maggie Koerth-Baker Jan 10
Replying to @maggiekb1
The recycling we used to sell to China was the contaminated stuff domestic recyclers wouldn't buy. Our whole recycling system grew up around expectation of having that market. It's gone. But our contamination rates have now skyrocketed from 10 years ago
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maura quint Jan 9
Fewer than a dozen Americans were killed by illegal immigrants last year. Foodborne illnesses killed over 3000.
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twilight greenaway Jan 10
-> Less than 1% of farmland despite double-digit growth in sales nearly every year -> Milk, eggs, chicken, apples, lettuce, strawberries = biggest sellers. -> VT, CA, ME, NY = biggest organic states -> Southern states (AK, AL, SC, MI) = seen most growth
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John Upton Jan 10
During the shutdown, with Joshua Tree National Park open but no staff on duty, visitors cut down Joshua trees so they could drive into sensitive areas where vehicles are banned. "We had some pretty extensive four-wheel driving."
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twilight greenaway Jan 9
The big question question is: Will the state build up/smart, or pave over more farmland to do this?
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Christina Cooke Jan 9
New York is one of the most successful states at linking retiring farmers with eager upstarts, a key to keeping land in farming. What's its secret? reports for
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twilight greenaway Jan 7
Replying to @bonnietsui @NatGeo
love this, Bonnie!
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Bonnie Tsui Jan 7
My first piece for , on immigrant thrift, reuse, & the visual lexicon of Chinatown’s grocery bags
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