Planet

Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Wold
We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.
From the Farm to the Occupation
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on taking farm politics to Occupy Wall Street...and talking about the politics of Occupy in her farming community.
Will Allen: Growing Justice in Food Deserts
by Doug Pibel
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Creating access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Visual Learning: We Are the 99%
by Idil Levitas
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about how much information they want to know about where their food comes from.
Can We Restore the Prairie—And Still Support Ourselves?
by Wes Jackson
Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.
Farming With the Wild
by Dan Imhoff
Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
Grassroots food activist Fatou Batta on why the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
Reflections on Transforming the Food System
YES! readers respond to Madhu Suri Prakash and Wendell Berry.
The Innocence Project and Prison Food
by Jing Fong
Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Korten
In spite of the daily discouraging environmental, political, and economic news, coaxing living things to grow somehow seems to make folks optimistic.
7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
From Farm to Corner Store
by Lily Hicks
Getting healthy food on the shelves of convenience stores could be the first step toward replenishing food deserts.
The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming
The Greenhorns documentary follows young farmers who are digging their way to an agricultural revolution.
American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food
by Laura Kaliebe
Book review: Jonathan Bloom’s “American Wasteland” and the ethical side of food disposal.