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This is the grave of Orville Freeman. Born in 1918 in Minneapolis, Freeman grew up a Depression child. His father owned a clothing store but he went bankrupt due to the Depression. But Freeman went to the University of Minnesota, and graduated in 1940 after supporting himself through college working as a janitor. He was […]

Superweeds

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On August 22, 2021

The Green Revolution certainly has produced a vast amount of crops that has fed the world. Can’t really argue with that. But the use of massive petrochemicals is also not sustainable and has a h

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We have known for a long time that the lightly regulated pollution in American agriculture was deleterious to human health. Now we have some data to help us understand just how many lives this costs a year: The smell of hog feces was overwhelming, Elsie Herring said. The breezes that wafted from the hog farm […]
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Death on the Farms

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On December 29, 2020
I’ve long written about working and living conditions in American agriculture. Like with everything else, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the inequality being farmworkers and consumers. The terrible, crowded, dirty, poisonous living conditions before COVID now added pestilence to the list. And the impact was deadly: During the pandemic, this unequal system turned lethal. Only a […]
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