Healthy Soil: A Solution for Combating Climate Change and Beyond

Probably more than anyone, farmers understand the importance of healthy soil for higher crop productivity, better water absorption, and a number of other reasons.  However, not everyone realizes that healthy soil can also help solve one of the greatest crises facing our time and, in the wake of the Paris Climate Summit, a hot topic …

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Bob Gallagher: Let’s insist on a sustainable food system

Fair Farms is excited to announce that Bob Gallagher (pictured right), one of our steering committee members, has an article in this week’s Annapolis Capital Gazette all about the Fair Farms campaign! His guest column talks about issues such as food labeling, antibiotics used in agriculture, and of course, a smarter and healthier food system …

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Press Release: Environmentalists, Consumers and Farmers Work Together to Reform Maryland’s Food System

Fair Farms campaign showcases sustainable farmers who “farm against the grain.” Annapolis, Md. (December 9, 2015) – A network of nonprofit organizations, farmers, consumers and businesses publicly launched a new campaign today, seeking to reform a Maryland food system that they say lacks adequate fairness, transparency and accountability. Participants say the Fair Farms campaign seeks to …

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Fair Farms Partners with Farmers to Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

Farmers care about the health of their families and communities just as much as anyone. That’s why Fair Farms is partnering with farmers to help address the issue of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Estimates suggest that 70% of the medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are sold to raise chickens, hogs, and cattle on …

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BuyingPoultry: Verifying What’s on the Label

Browsing the packaging and labels on poultry products at any major grocery store you’ll see pictures of wide open, sunny fields with chickens and turkeys happily roaming on them. You will also see words like “pasture raised,” “natural,” “free range” and “cage free.” It’s a lot to decode. How can we be sure these labels …

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