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Many years ago, I walked with three San hunters across southern Africa's Kalahari Desert on a searingly hot day. My companions moved effortlessly, apparently

For some, Ayrshire Farm in Loudon County, Va., is a model of politically correct agriculture with a mandate of humanely treating livestock and using

As the farmers market season gets under way in the U.S., more shoppers than ever will be supporting local growers and producers. (According to

For every person who stares absentmindedly at the shelves in their local grocery, there are hosts of what I call "strategic shoppers." Armed with

In recent best-selling food-policy books, so powerfully repulsive was the description of the way livestock were treated on industrial farms and in processing plants,

This past spring, Elizabeth "Liz" Thach of Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute, became the first female on the West Coast to achieve the