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In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms
Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again
by Sena Christian
Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
by Nina Bunker Ruiz
New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement
by James Trimarco
The issue of local food is more urgent when you're more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.
Infographic: The U.S. Food That Europe Won’t Touch
by YES! Editors
13 ways the European Union differs from the U.S. on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives.
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
by Erin L. McCoy
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered
by Lisa Harris
I always knew the goats across the street were raised for food, but this was my first personal relationship with an animal that would later become my food.
What I Learned from a Month on the Ten-Mile Diet
"It was a different kind of diet. I didn't count calories. I didn't count carbs. I just took 12,500 miles of food off my plate."
8 Lifestyles for Healthy Eating (and They All Include Kale!)
by YES! Editors
Have a New Year's resolution to eat better in the coming year? We set out to find out what a healthy diet really looks like. Turns out, they all have a few things in common.
What I Learned About Living Well In My Mother’s Puerto Rican Kitchen
by Melinda Gonzalez
When I was growing up, the conveniences of modern life took over my mother’s kitchen, and our health declined as a result. Here’s what happened when we went back to the way our ancestors dined.
6 Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods
by Sandor Katz
Live-culture revivalist Sandor Katz explains why letting some foods go bad makes them even better—increasing both flavor and nutrition.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne Miller
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
The King of Portland’s Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet
by Ken Gordon
After I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, I figured out how to get healthy without giving up my favorite foods.
Delicious Food Is Not an Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
by Frances Moore Lappe
Food became my teacher, and I aligned my taste buds with what the people and planet need.