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Forego a Hamburger, Feed a Person

I eat meat. More specifically, I eat feedlot beef from major supermarket chains and generally enjoy it. Nonetheless, the implications of a recent study have…

Organic farming – environmental benefit, yield cost?

No glyphosate-tolerant wheat found by WSU wheat breeders

I know that many residents of Washington were extremely concerned to learn about the discovery of glyphosate-tolerant wheat in an Oregon farm field this spring.…

Waiting for more data vs. acting in good faith

In the comment string of my original post Reflections on Savory, reader Rondi Lightmark asked a very legitimate set of questions: How much closer are we…

The importance of planetary “skin care” for our soils

Soil is often called the “living skin” of planet Earth; an essential but fragile part of the biosphere.  Attention to soil health (or soil quality)…

Can incremental change pave the way for system transformation?

As several CSANR faculty members have agreed to do, including Andy McGuire and David Granatstein, I am responding to the question posed by Center Director…

Reflections on Savory: The Science and the Philosophy Pt. 2

Managing Change Northwest recently brought Allan Savory of the Savory Institute to the Pacific Northwest to speak to the Washington Cattleman’s Association, the Tilth Producers…

Reflections on Savory: The Science and the Philosophy

Managing Change Northwest recently brought Allan Savory of the Savory Institute to the Pacific Northwest to speak to the Washington Cattleman’s Association, the Tilth Producers…

The clean air I took for granted

In case you hadn’t noticed, central Washington is still on fire. If you haven’t noticed, then you must live a long way from here! Raging…

Hope for a sustainable Haiti?

In February, I was invited by CSANR-affiliated WSU alum and good friend Jason Streubel to visit Haiti for an agricultural summit he was hosting on…
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