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What’s a guy to do when life slaps him in the face? When a roll of the boat knocks him to the deck? When a rogue wave drenches him in water?

He gets up, dries himself off, and figures out a way.

Pete Knutson has always been the kind of guy to find a way around the hurdles and challenges life tosses at him.

Small food-based businesses like Loki Fish Company have a special role in the way we eat – they bring diversity, innovation, sustainability, and vitality to local and regional food systems. Big commercial fishing operations driven by “economies of scale” compromise quality in exchange for cost, degrading the value of the food they deliver.

Loki has overcome the odds; through skill, intuition, and luck, Pete started and built a successful small business by avoiding “killer” challenges every day. Read the whole story here.

There is something wrong – really wrong.

Big Food, Big Ag, Big Org(anic), and Big Business have all convinced us that the “American Food System” is a wonderful thing to be maintained at all costs.

Maintained on the backs of farmworkers and meat processing workers, our food system delivers cheap strawberries from California, Mexico, and Chile year ‘round, and chicken nuggets and hamburgers by the barrelfull.

The splendor of the food – abundant, cheap food – on our tables day after day requires the labor of thousands of “invisible” workers – mostly immigrants, refugees, and other people of color who are vulnerable to abuse. Read the rest of the article here.

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we…

The author of this book, Grass, Soil, Hope, is perhaps best known as one of the founders of the Quivira Coalition. Quivira itself is the…

America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country’s history.…

Pets Care

Puppy Approved Treats and Snacks

When your furbaby has terrible food allergies, what do you do? Our rescue pup, Lizzie, explodes into hives when she eats chicken (including meat, eggs,…

Recipes

Sourdough Crackers – Easy and Versatile

We’ve been slowly moving away from any processed foods in our household, and crackers have been a holdout. I never could seem to get something…

Starting, growing, and maintaining a small family business is tough, regardless of the industry you are in. Even the bravest and smartest entrepreneur is climbing…

We have talked again and again about what three food items we would take to a deserted island. You can choose three and only three.…

Around 100 years ago there were hundreds of varieties of vegetable and fruit seed available to the farmer and home gardener. By 1983 those varieties…