“This used to be how it was decades ago. It’s only changed recently, and that’s a pretty aberrant period in our food history,” she said. “It’s my right, as an individual, to grow the food I eat.”
“And the competition from cultivated blueberries is omnipresent,” she said. “The prices of wild blueberries have dropped, so our farmers are earning less for our blueberries.”
“It ultimately could spell disaster for the shellfish industry,” Mook said. “Hatcheries are really the canaries in the coal mine, so what we view as our job right now is sounding the alarm and getting more people concerned about the problem.”
“The era of confining hens in cages in America’s food system is officially sunsetting,” wrote Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, in a blog published after Wal-Mart’s announcement.
“It’s really about opening up a conversation with the idea that ‘Water is all we have,’ which is our tagline, because that’s all we’re serving,” Matteson said. “And then the conversation goes from there.”
Cornelian cherry is a relative of the flowering dogwood, and eventually grows to a similar height of about 25 feet. The tree is not at all finicky about soil, and it transplants easily, grows moderately fast, lives a long time and has no serious pest problems.
“This creates a patchwork of training and won’t give consumers any assurance that the producer they’re buying from has taken any basic food-safety courses,” said Brent Boydston of the Colorado Farm Bureau, which didn’t oppose but also didn’t support the bill.
The citrus that offers the most bang for your buck as a potted plant is kumquat. (Once its own genus, Fortunella, it was recently deemed close enough to oranges, grapefruits, lemons and the like to be moved into their shared genus, Citrus, and now goes under the name Citrus japonica.)
“Cosmic Crisp is the first big release the Washington industry is going to have all to itself.” said Kate Evans, a lead scientist at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.