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Quality Over Quantity: Local Food & the Obesity Epidemic
by Vicki Robin
When we sacrifice good food to have lots of food, it's a double loss. Can we use this time of thinner wallets to examine the volume of food we run through our bodies?
My Kingdom for a Cracker!
by Vicki Robin
After 10 days of eating within 10 miles, I was ready to do just about anything for food made from grains.
My 10-Mile Diet ... in a Global Food System
by Vicki Robin
My eating experiment is making me think differently about food security around the world.
Vandana Shiva: Alternatives to Monsanto in India
Video: Vandana Shiva explains the effect of GMOs on Indian agriculture—and how to promote home-grown alternatives.
Resilient Ideas: Processing Food Where the Food Is
by Ari LeVaux
Helping farmers process their produce builds local food security.
Resilient Ideas: Rooftop Beekeeping
by Ari LeVaux
Urban hives allow landless city dwellers to create their own honey–and may even provide solutions to colony collapse.
Resilient Ideas: Sunshine On The Menu
by Ari LeVeaux
Come for the food, stay for the art at New York City's first solar-powered restaurant.
Resilient Ideas: Making Fruit Public
by Susan DeFreitas
Art-infused activism to bring city fruit to the public.
10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck
by Vicki Robin
What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.
A Month Without Monsanto
by April Dávila
April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
3 Pillars of a Food Revolution
by Anna Lappe
As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? Anna Lappé says it's a question of values.
Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.
Restoring Biodiversity in Cuba
Video: Learning from one another, scientists and farmers are working together to fix the agricultural system in Cuba.
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
UN Calls for Climate Friendly Diet
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé welcomes the recent report, and reminds us that global food problems are about justice, not scarcity.