Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin SagenOct 18, 2013
- In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling?
by James TrimarcoOct 18, 2013
- The Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to be a setback for efforts to regulate and label GMO foods.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon HayesOct 16, 2013
- Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside
by YES! online staffOct 11, 2013
- In this rare television interview, the poet, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry discusses his vision for a society in harmony with the planet.
Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers
by Sarah Meade, Laura-Anne Minkoff-ZernOct 07, 2013
- Many Latino immigrants have agriculture in their past. A market in suburban Maryland makes it possible for them to put that knowledge to work in the here and now.
Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability
by YES! online staffSep 21, 2013
- At Yes! Magazine's event at Seattle Town Hall, Vandana Shiva gives deep insight into the struggles farmers—and eaters—are facing today.
4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It)
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris FrancisSep 13, 2013
- Guerrilla grafting, crop mobs, and other ways to make the fruits of your labor go further.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen BrownSep 11, 2013
- Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffAug 30, 2013
- Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyAug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin SagenAug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina RabelerJul 30, 2013
- Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon HayesJul 24, 2013
- Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
Photo Essay: Vandana Shiva and the Future of Food
Jul 17, 2013
- Our Seattle Town Hall was a great success! We're grateful for everyone who attended. Here are some pictures from the event.
How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
by Abby QuillenMay 30, 2013
- In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.