Bloomberg News : Charting China’s Competitive Eaters

  The task of feeding China’s 1.4 billion people is transforming the global food industry.In the effort to keep up with rising demand, domestic farms have been saturated with fertilizers and pesticides, while Chinese companies have bought arable land on … Continued

Farming Notes – Last of the Year!

FARMING NOTES – DECEMBER 2015 by Duncan Allison, past president (PSPA) Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity for families to be together and sit round a table and enjoy seasonal food. This usually signals our family’s roots in Germany, Italy, Sweden, … Continued

Rooftop Farming – New Wave!

Member Bettsy Mosimann ran across this article in the New York Times and heartily suggested it for our members. NYT Article on Rooftop Farming

June Farming Notes

FARMING NOTES – JUNE 2015 The case for intensive agriculture – A recent article by Ted Nordhaus, based on a June 3rd speech at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy Symposium, made the case for decoupling the intensification of … Continued

Food Waste Action – France

Interesting developments in France to limit food waste.  Echoes of PSPA’s first lecture in our current series.  Check out the article: France Cuts Food Waste

President Allison Urges Attendance in June

Rasmussen To Bring Concluding Program Our whole program this year has been focused on understanding what sustainability means when used in relation to agriculture. We have been fortunate in having many distinguished speakers who have been able to describe sustainability … Continued

Don’t Miss Lash’s Presentation

Family farms are the foundation of U.S. agriculture. This has been confirmed by the 2012 Census which found that 97% of all farms are family owned. 88% of U.S. farms are small farmer farms as defined by the USDA so … Continued

Latest Farming Notes

Our President, Duncan Allison, again surveys the ag scene and provides timely comments. FARMING NOTES – MARCH 2015 We have just been celebrating National Ag Day on March 18th. We are lucky being Americans as on average in 2013 we … Continued

Past Member Michael Scuse Speaks Out for Agriculture

Duncan Allison, PSPA president, summarizes a recent speech. In what ways can agriculture help advance peace and well-being around the world? This was the question addressed by Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse (past member of our Society) at a … Continued

NJ Food Processors to Hold Conference

Tom Mangus, a recent guest at a Society lunch meeting and president of the NJ Food Processors Association, made us aware of their annual conference.  This conference, with a stellar lineup of speakers, may be of interest to Society members.  Download the … Continued