Opinion

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Another chicken and egg story

Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?

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Factory farms produce more than eggs

In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.

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According to the fruits of their labor

A photo-essay about blueberry workers in eastern Maine by photojournalist David Bacon resurrected my own memories of picking blueberries in Maine as a young boy.

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Why working in the fields is no laughing matter

Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.

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Billy Bragg inspires hope and change at farmworker fest

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Harvest of Hope, an event to help migrant workers, was held here in St. Augustine, Fla., over the March 13 weekend. To those who ask, what are the youth doing today to change the world? This event should give us great hope!