Miletich Diagram 1 – Lawrence Kansas Food Hub

The environment seems right for a local food hub in Lawrence.  There are many small to large scale independent farmers and food producers of all types within a 200 mile radius of the city.  Demand for local foods has grown steadily and many businesses are adjusting to the trend by offering more local food choices.…

Miletich Video Story 2: Lawrence Kansas Local Food Hub

  Food hubs serve many purposes.  For one, they provide logistical and distribution solutions for making local foods readily available in a specific region.  They also keep money circulating within communities, stimulating job growth and strengthening the local economy.  Beyond those benefits, food hubs  also help in creating awareness of the health benefits that can…

Farmers Concerned Over New Bill

The topic of easing 80-year-old Kansas anti-corporate farming laws was discussed at a hearing held by the Senate Natural Resources Committee at the statehouse last Thursday.   The  Department of Agriculture introduced House Study Bill 191 last month, which aims at making Kansas agricultural land more accessible to corporate farming companies. Some people are concerned over…

Climate Change Inaction

Many developed nations and governments deceptively apply the policy of inaction when it comes to seriously addressing climate change.  This was one of the main points made by University of Washington Philosophy Professor Stephen Gardiner, who spoke about the topics  surrounding his recent book The Perfect Moral Storm, during an event hosted by the University…