More Than Nutritious: Why Organics Are Still Healthier
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghNov 19, 2012
- 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
by Frances Moore LappeNov 02, 2012
- 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
by Kim EckartOct 30, 2012
- 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
by Yvonne Yen LiuOct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns
by Corey HillOct 15, 2012
- 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
by Jing FongOct 15, 2012
- 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
Oct 08, 2012
- 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
by Corey HillOct 03, 2012
- 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
by Sarah TreuhaftOct 01, 2012
- 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.
California Soccer Moms Face Off against Monsanto
by Corey HillSep 14, 2012
- A grassroots coalition of California citizens has an initiative on the ballot to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. While Monsanto and other corporations have spent tens of millions to silence them, the initiative seems likely to succeed.
Detroit’s Good Food Cure
by Larry GabrielSep 06, 2012
- What happens when the Motor City transforms itself into the capital of grow-your-own food?
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren HardyAug 29, 2012
- Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
by Bill McKibbenAug 28, 2012
- Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia
Aug 21, 2012
- In today's Appalachia, it's possible to eat an entire meal in which every ingredient was sourced from within 40 miles of your table.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael HansonAug 17, 2012
- Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.