Health Archives - Farmland LP

  • The Many Benefits of Multi-Year Crop Rotations

    Farmland LP’s agricultural practices are based on good science and agronomic principles, and a 9-year research project from America’s heartland continues to support what we do.  “Increasing Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability and Environmental Health” is the title of a research paper by scientists from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and the USDA […]
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  • One Acre Feeds a Person

    With the holiday season behind us many are feeling the effects of eating a bit too much and are working on a New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds.  This reminds me of a question I have been asked numerous times, i.e., “How much land does it take to feed somebody for a year?”  To […]
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  • Ethics and Swine

    The restaurant company Chipotle gets it.  The current front page text on their web site goes: It is not just a burrito.  It’s a foil-wrapped, hand-crafted, local farm supporting, food culture changing cylinder of deliciousness.  Learn more about food with integrity. It is fantastic to see major buyers take “food with integrity” seriously.  Getting significant […]
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  • Food Subsidy Pyramid

    Great challenge over at Flowingdata to look at how to portray food subsidies in light of the USDA food pyramid. Here’s our quickie submission that helps highlight how subsidies just don’t reflect the stated food priorities and goals of the nation.
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  • Less is More with Antibiotics

    Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway’s public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key part of that program was cutting back severely on the use of antibiotics. Now a spate of new studies from […]
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