How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
by Abby QuillenMay 30, 2013
- In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken ButiganMay 23, 2013
- This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon HayesMay 14, 2013
- There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy
Apr 26, 2013
- Video: Whatever service you might need, you’re likely to be able to get it at Onion River Time Bank, where you pay by doing what you love.
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staffApr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Resources from The Food Project
by Jing FongApr 15, 2013
- The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focuses on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership, and graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curricula for free.
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
by Daniel MossApr 10, 2013
- The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.
Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed
by Abby QuillenApr 04, 2013
- “The Seed Underground” is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future
by Peter PearsallFeb 22, 2013
- In this wide-ranging interview, Kirschenmann gives YES! the dirt on the future of farming.
Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself
by Shannon HayesFeb 20, 2013
- We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution?
by Dawn StarinFeb 19, 2013
- Cultural attitudes toward food tend to change slowly. But as we struggle to feed a growing population, insects present a remarkably plentiful source of nutrition.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staffFeb 12, 2013
- Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too
by Laura-Anne Minkoff-ZernJan 30, 2013
- It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon HayesJan 25, 2013
- It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.