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Posted on July 17 at 9:06 p.m.
what is going on with these comments? That little kid in the red shirt in the photo doesn't care about your capitalism debate. He's hungry.
On The Food Crisis in South Chad
Posted on July 17 at 4:39 p.m.
@ loonpt - hmmm.... ok, maybe. I see where you are going with that, though i think what you are talking about is a little different than orchards of tropical fruit. But hopefully you are right. I do like bananas so I'll shut up.
On Farming the Fringe
Posted on July 17 at 4:04 p.m.
Farm to table, local family farms, innovative entrepreneurship - I get it, its all good and kudos to all involved in this story. I admit, though, to cringing a little at the celebration of tropical/exotic fruit growing, what with the drought and nature of our local climate. There's a reason bananas and pineapples are hard to grow here after all. Are all forms of local farming equally sustainable? I would have liked to have seen some consideration or mention of this question in the write-up, though it wasn't really that kind of story.
Posted on July 11 at 10:08 a.m.
Ditto on conservation. Water is only going to get more and more expensive. Let's learn to live within our means.
On Santa Barbara Paying More for Less Water
Posted on July 10 at 11:15 p.m.
You must be right. It's all a giant conspiracy against fishermen, because.... wait why again?Oh and I still don't understand, why wouldn't this actually benefit fishermen in the long run?
Charlie, the letter you cite isn't related to the issue of seafood fraud. It's related to a separate issue - bycatch. Seafood fraud has been identified as a global problem in study after study, including our own federal government. Are you saying that you don't think seafood fraud is a problem? Because all I'm reading is conspiracy theory.
On The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud
Posted on July 10 at 4:59 p.m.
Right, but then wouldn't it benefit fishermen to be able to differentiate farmed fish from their wild product?
It seemed to me that they more were just put off by the notion of 'regulation' in general, even though this is ultimately to their benefit. More of a gut reaction response rather than thinking it through.
Posted on July 10 at 3:40 p.m.
I love the part about urchin being the "Jewel of Santa Barbara". HA! So funny!
The Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara and cohorts sure come off as nice folks in this story don't they? Glad they've found such sophisticated representation.
I'm still trying to figure out why the fishermen are so angry about the whole thing since it would only seem to benefit them in the long run. But I guess its hard to see reason when lost in a thick cloud of chronic denial, resentment, and knee-jerk outrage.
Posted on April 26 at 2:02 p.m.
Carp ag is more responsible for preserving a small town way of life rather than the environment. Those creeks are naaa-sty!
On Bloom Fume
Posted on May 11 at 11:51 a.m.
"The Control Board is stuck in the middle"?!!?Sorry but isn't the Control Board's duty to protect water quality, not to protect farmers?
On Of Lawsuits, Regulations, and Agriculture