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Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future
by Peter Pearsall
In this wide-ranging interview, Kirschenmann gives YES! the dirt on the future of farming.
Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself
by Shannon Hayes
We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution? Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution?
by Dawn Starin
Cultural attitudes toward food tend to change slowly. But as we struggle to feed a growing population, insects present a remarkably plentiful source of nutrition.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staff
Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too
by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon Hayes
It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappé
Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution
by Laura Kaliebe
Like growing vegetables from seed to harvest, overhauling the country's food system takes time.
Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised
by Katherine Gustafson
Aquaponics takes advantage of nature’s processes to fill Americans’ growing appetite for fish—without overfishing or destructive farming.
Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em
by Joe Roman
Species like green crabs, feral pigs, snakeheads, and zebra mussels cost $120 billion a year in damage. For a cheaper alternative, try eating them instead.
More Than Nutritious: Why Organics Are Still Healthier More Than Nutritious: Why Organics Are Still Healthier
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. But the value of organics involves health on multiple levels, from that of farmers to eaters to the planet itself.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
by Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappé
Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are
by Kim Eckart
Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen Liu
How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns
by Corey Hill
A ten-day ad blitz courtesy of companies like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta has swayed many voters against a ballot initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass.
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