Why Breast Milk Is the Ultimate Food Story (And Other News)
by YES! Staff
New Orleans sees a wave of grassroots activism after Katrina, D.C. stops a major utility merger, and a food writer lays out the superpowers of breast milk.
Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future
by Leah Penniman
How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers.
Why These Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Six Months
by Liz Pleasant
In the new documentary "Just Eat It," filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer swear off grocery shopping for six months and eat only food that would otherwise be thrown out.
Video: How to Pickle Beets
by Liz Pleasant
The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.
Even in a Drought, California Farms Have a Future—But They’ll Need Local Control to Succeed
by Keith Harrington
Some California farmers have discovered ways to farm that use very little water, yet thirstier methods still dominate. What gives?
Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses
by Araz Hachadourian
The USDA is putting $31 million behind a program that helps low-income families take home twice the veggies, and local farmers make twice the money.
Beyond Compost: 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring
by Peter D'Auria, Miles Schneiderman
The key to a great garden? Good dirt. Here’s how you can grow your own.
How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee
by Rachael Stoeve
Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
3 Rad Vegan Chefs Share Their Inspiration (and Recipes!)
by Miles Schneiderman, Peter D'Auria
And agree that healthy, sustainable cooking can still be delicious and enjoyed by all.
Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?
by Sena Christian
So many older women are inheriting farms that some experts believe training them in land conservation may be society's best bet in protecting the food supply.
Local Food With a Big Twist: Oregon Super-Cooperative Takes Aim at the Corporate Food System
by Mary Hansen, Liz Pleasant
This co-op south of Portland wants to strengthen the local food system by helping local farmers cooperate instead of compete with one another.
Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow
by Leah Penniman
If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.
How One Boston Neighborhood Stopped Gentrification in Its Tracks
by Penn Loh
Community land trusts create housing that is permanently affordable. And they also help new city farmers get land.
How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home (and Get Plenty of Flavor and Protein for Free)
by YES! editors
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.
How a Low-Tech Seed Bank in Greece Preserves Thousands of Heritage Crops
by Jeffrey Andreoni
Members of the Greek seed bank Peliti say that keeping their wares in production—instead of in refrigerators—improves the health of the plants they’re working to save.