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British Farmer Wants a Refund on His Dangerous Nazi-Bred “Super Cows”

The cows are reportedly “too dangerous to handle”.

A Heck cattle cow in Mannheim, Germany. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A British farmer who made news in 2009 when he shipped over a herd of Nazi-bred “super cows” from Germany now wants to get rid of them. Farmer Derek Gow says that the cows are “too dangerous to handle” and would try to “kill anyone” any chance they could. Apparently, it was “not a lot of fun at all”, though it’s hard to imagine why anyone would expect a herd of Nazi-bred super cows to be a barrel of laughs.

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A Healthy Improvement to School Fundraisers

Sick of the ubiquitous wrapping paper and junk food products young students hawk to benefit their schools? Try FarmRaiser’s fresh approach.

Remember school fundraisers? Once or twice a year, students will hand their parents glossy catalogs full of magazine subscription offers, cookie dough, or those obscure housewares found in Miles Kimball mailings. Actually sweet-talking coworkers and relatives into buying something was an art unto itself.

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Stop Screen Gazing and Go Visit a Farm

Most of us are profoundly disconnected from food production—the lettuce, pickles, and ground beef we eat everyday arrive on conveyor belts of...


Most of us are profoundly disconnected from food production—the lettuce, pickles, and ground beef we eat everyday arrive on conveyor belts of anonymity and abstraction. Out in the periphery of our awareness we hold vague notions of farming, massive industrial kitchens, trucks, and warehouses, but these are hazy images obscured within the faceless corporations that dominate our food markets.

Our world has not always been this way! These obstructions blocking our food-line-of-sight are discontinuous with our human cultural heritage. It’s such a historical anomaly that it should give us pause. When we consider our current arrangement, we can see that alienation from our food has far-reaching and destructive ramifications. Fear not though: there are simple ways to get back on course. A great place to start is by going to a farm.

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Big Egg Deal Gives America's Crowded Chickens More Space to Roam Big Egg Deal Gives America's Crowded Chickens More Space to Roam

A new agreement with egg farmers could usher in the first federal law addressing the treatment of farm animals. This is nothing to squawk at.

Good news for chickens: They may soon have their own federal protections.

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Why Farmers Are Embracing Social Media: the #AgChat Story

Farmers are fighting rural isolation—and cow conundrums—with social media to make better food, and food policy.

Rural isolation is a thing of the past, says Madeleine Lewis, as social media opens new windows of opportunity for farmers around the world.

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Garden Sharing: Farming Meets Social Networks

What happens when 90 million users stop growing fake vegetables on Farmville-and started getting real food from social networks.

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What happens when 90 million users stop growing fake vegetables on Farmville—and started getting real food from social networks.

Two years ago, Peter Rothbart was riding through Seattle on his bike. He came to a traffic circle. In the center was a 15-by-20-foot patch of soil where the city allows residents to garden. A man was standing there, looking down at a sorry-looking bunch of plants that had been run over and obliterated by a late-night driver. Later that evening, Rothbart went to a barbecue and overheard a woman talking about how she had an expansive lawn that she didn’t have time to take care of. “What if that guy could garden her land?” he said. “It just seemed like a good idea.”

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