Was 2015 the Year Big Food Began to Lose Its Sway?
by Andy BellattiDec 24, 2015
- Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.
5 Apps for the Sharing Economy (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 25, 2015
- FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.
Can We End America's Massive Food Waste Problem?
by Karim ChrobogNov 24, 2015
- Almost half of America's food is thrown out every year. Despite the popularity of things like local markets and farm-to-fork initiatives, the U.S. food system remains a heavily industrialized, wasteful business.
The USDA Is Putting $34.3 Million Into Local Food Projects. Will It Be Enough?
by Leah PennimanNov 13, 2015
- Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.
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 Raye 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?