Saturday Links

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It’s been a busy week.  I have been catching up on my blog feed before heading to the gym.   This is what I found: This month’s Pennsylvania State Agriculture Law Brief has updates on the G-20 Action Plan, Hydraulic Fracturing, and the White House Rural Council. I excitedly received a Google+ invite this week from a respected family law …

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What Is On My Bookshelf: Ag Book Club

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It’s been quite a while since my last Ag Book Club discussion.  If you are a new reader to this blog, I got the idea a year ago to finally get organized and read the literature discussing or criticizing the U.S. food and agriculture industry in some way.  We discussed the movie Food Inc., and the books Omnivore’s Dilemma, Eating …

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Monday Links

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It’s been a long time since I have posted a blog full of links to the work of other agriculture and legal bloggers — I have had a very hectic spring.  It’s a beautiful day here New York City.  Having some quality time with my coffee and catching up on blogs via Google Reader this morning and then taking a long walk/run around …

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Book Discussion on “A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy”

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Thank you to all of you who participated in the last book discussion on Foer’s “Eating Animals.”  The discussion is still up on Google Wave if you just finished the book and want to join the conversation.  The next agriculture book discussion will be on Wesley’s J. Smith’s “A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy:  The …

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American Agri-Women Speak Out on Food Inc.

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Big thanks to all of you who participated in the online discussion a few weeks ago on the movie Food Inc.  I still have the discussion available on Google Wave for those of you who just watched the movie and would like to share your views.  I believe that discussing these types of movies and books criticizing modern agriculture is …

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Discussion on “Eating Animals” Will Be on Google Wave

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I previously noted that the book discussion on Eating Animals will be on Skype on April 28th; however, Skype does not have video conference cababilities for several people (only audio).  Therefore, I will continue to host the book discussion on Google Wave.  I have recently joined the Skype world – my username is Cari.Rincker.  I look forward to experimenting with Skype for video …

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AAW Currently Having Mid-Year Meeting in Denver

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Women involved in the agriculture industry from coast-to-coast are gathered in Denver, Colorado today for the Mid-Year Meeting of the American Agri-Women (“AAW”).  I was hoping that I would be able to break away for the conference (and some time for fresh air in the mountains); unfortunately my caseload is keeping me here in NYC.  After reviewing the agenda, I am …

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Need an Excuse to Finally Watch Food Inc.?

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I admit that I have been proscrastinating myself- afterall, it will just be another movie that will misrepresent modern agriculture.  However, as I have said time and time again on this blog I think it is important for those involved in the agriculture to watch movies like Food Inc. and read books by Michael Pollan and Jonathan Foer (just to …

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Posting a Discussion Wave on Food Inc.

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Last night there was an online discussion of Michael Pollan’s notorious book Omnivore’s Dilemma on google wave.  It is my opinion that google wave is better used for a discussion thread over time instead for a real-time conversation in one evening.  Therefore, I went ahead and posted a discussion “wave” for the movie Food Inc.  I think it would be …

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Discussion Thread Started For Omnivore’s Dilemma on Google Wave

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I have started a discussion thread on Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma on google wave.  If you are on “the wave” and would like to join the discussion thread, please add me to your contacts at  The real time conversation will be Wednesday at 8pm ET but in the meantime, feel free to post your thoughts under each …

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Discussion on Omnivore’s Dilemma Next Wednesday on Google Wave

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I have been reading Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and thought it would be fun to have an online discussion about it.  If you haven’t started, you have a week so head to the nearest bookstore! I have been playing with the new google wave application and decided to give it a try next Wednesday night for the online discussion.  If …

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