Stories by Jason Mark

Jason Mark is a co-manager at San Francisco's Alemany Farm and the editor of the quarterly environmental magazine, Earth Island Journal. He is also a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots. subscribe to Jason Mark's feed

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source:

Facing growing competition from cotton growers overseas, the American cotton industry is shrinking but still using inefficient and ecologically unsustainable techniques for harvest and distribution.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

American agriculture is fatally dependent on oil. A few forward-thinking farmers are trying to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The food lobby is quietly pushing a bill that would set a single national set of food labeling rules -- and eliminate local control over food safety disclosures.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

American farmers are battling a new kind of pest -- imports from international rivals who can produce essential foodstuffs cheaper than they can be grown here.

Posted on: May 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Farmers in the U.S. and around the world are likely to face serious challenges in the coming decades as new kinds of weather test their ability to bring us the food we all depend on.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The increasing presence of conventional food processors in the organic industry is raising debate about whether the values of organic agriculture and the motives of big business can co-exist.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The debate over Nevada's Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository rages on, with Kerry and Bush taking opposing sides.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's anti-environmental policies could tip the scales in swing states like Nevada, Ohio and Florida this November. But is Kerry ready for the fight?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The end of fossil fuels has never been a question of 'whether' but 'when'; three books explore vastly different scenarios for the approach of this unimaginable day.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Two veteran corporate accountability activists explain how outsourcing the CEO -- wink, wink -- is best for everyone.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The price at the pump is only part of the story of our nation's oil addiction -- even a conservative think tank calculates the true cost of a fill-up at nearly $100.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Free market ideology has come to mean that large transnational corporations can do only what's in their best interest. It's time to take back free enterprise and ensure the separation of corporations and the state.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

By off-shoring high-tech and service jobs, American businesses are sowing the seeds of a populist backlash that could redraw the political map.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Like a junkie with a jones, our oil addiction continuously puts the United States in dangerous situations.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Last month's worldwide anti-war protests made it clear that a new kind of globalization has emerged, with an emphasis on conscience instead of commerce.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration claims terrorist attacks cannot be prevented -- but that's because of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

U.S. opposition to the establishment of the first-ever international court to prosecute war crimes will prove both embarassing and costly.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A Congressional vote on whether to give the President "fast track" powers in trade negotiations could happen any day. For our safety in the terror war, Congress should vote no.