Borrow, Save, Share: 3 Ways Seeds Can Democratize Our Food System
by Neil ThaparNov 11, 2015
- Just six companies control 63 percent of the commercial seed market. But seed libraries offer us an opportunity to reclaim the seed commons and create our own community food systems.
Can Reddit Bring the Campfire Ghost Story Back to Life? (And Other Scary News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 28, 2015
- Man-made space trash is headed for Earth; there is science to back up why we love horror movies; and campfire stories are reimagined for the tech era.
Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow
by Leah PennimanSep 05, 2015
- If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.
Why Breast Milk Is the Ultimate Food Story (And Other News)
by YES! StaffSep 02, 2015
- 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 PennimanAug 10, 2015
- 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 PleasantJul 01, 2015
- 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 PleasantJun 12, 2015
- 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 HarringtonMay 12, 2015
- 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 HachadourianApr 22, 2015
- 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 SchneidermanApr 13, 2015
- 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 StoeveMar 20, 2015
- 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'AuriaMar 10, 2015
- 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 ChristianFeb 25, 2015
- 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 PleasantFeb 18, 2015
- This co-op south of Portland wants to strengthen the local food system by helping local farmers cooperate instead of compete with one another.
How One Boston Neighborhood Stopped Gentrification in Its Tracks
by Penn LohJan 28, 2015
- Community land trusts create housing that is permanently affordable. And they also help new city farmers get land.