Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staffApr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Resources from The Food Project
by Jing FongApr 15, 2013
- The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focuses on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership, and graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curricula for free.
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
by Daniel MossApr 10, 2013
- The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.
Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed
by Abby QuillenApr 04, 2013
- “The Seed Underground” is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future
by Peter PearsallFeb 22, 2013
- 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
by Shannon HayesFeb 20, 2013
- 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?
by Dawn StarinFeb 19, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffFeb 12, 2013
- 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
by Laura-Anne Minkoff-ZernJan 30, 2013
- 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
by Shannon HayesJan 25, 2013
- 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
by Frances Moore LappeJan 25, 2013
- 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
by Laura KaliebeJan 16, 2013
- 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
by Katherine GustafsonJan 03, 2013
- 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
by Joe RomanJan 03, 2013
- 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.