Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
by Nafeez AhmedOct 03, 2014
- New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
by Erin L. McCoyOct 01, 2014
- The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
by Lisa Gale GarriguesSep 10, 2014
- Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
by Liz PleasantSep 05, 2014
- In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia FunesAug 18, 2014
- Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
by Leah PennimanAug 14, 2014
- The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarleyJul 31, 2014
- Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
by Erin SagenJul 30, 2014
- As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in “America’s Most Desperate Town”
by Kristin MoeJun 09, 2014
- They're not always optimistic about the future of Camden, N.J. But they're committed to it anyway, and they've created one of the nation's fastest growing networks of urban farms.
Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style
by Jonah SachsJun 04, 2014
- The viral success of "The Meatrix" shows how a good story trumps a mountain of facts.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin SagenMay 21, 2014
- Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started)
by Terra WellingtonMay 15, 2014
- A few simple guidelines to follow when breaking out the trowel and gloves.
In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms
Apr 25, 2014
- Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again
by Sena ChristianApr 17, 2014
- Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
Mar 06, 2014
- What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.