Bandit to be sold to employees

After two attempts to sell family-owned Bandit Industries, Mike, Dianne and Jerry Morey said they will sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Under the ESOP,…




Philippine senator pushes compost

With soil degradation in the Philippines now pegged at 38 percent, Senator Cynthia A. Villar said, further soil destruction would adversely affect food production and food supply. Villar, chair of the Senate Agriculture and Food…





Yes – In my backyard

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) argues that home composting is vital to local waste reduction strategies. The report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government, details…


Ohio EPA responds to Universal Farms inquiry

By Ken McEntee The Ohio EPA has continued to work with Universal Farms LLC, a composting operation in Fremont, while the company works through environmental compliance issues, an agency spokeswoman said. OEPA did not reply…