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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.
YES! Recommends: Nourish YES! Recommends: Nourish
Nourish is an education initiative that celebrates food and community. Its food curriculum and lesson plans, short films and discussion guides, and powerful action ideas will help young people and their families, schools, and communities think about the food they eat and what they can do to make healthy choices for themselves and planet Earth.
Sharat Somashekara: Healthy Food For All Sharat Somashekara: Healthy Food For All
When Sharat noticed that Americans without access to affordable, healthy food didn't eat as well as his family, he decided to do his part to change that.
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love
by Corey Hill
Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.
A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts
by Sarah Treuhaft
The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.
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