From the Current Issue
So how many people can the planet really support?
Less than half the oil we consume is used for gasoline. Petroleum also goes into a bunch of everyday products. Some useful, and many we could live without.
The problems of—and the solutions for—our industrialized food system start at the most basic level: the seed.
Soul Fire Farm provides farm education to Black and Latino youth in an effort to end a history of racism and injustice in America's food system.
Ocean farming isn’t just about food, it’s about transforming a workforce and restoring the sea.
Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
Today, 800 million of us are considered “hungry,” but we produce enough calories to feed us all. Rather than a lack of food, we’re dealing with a lack of democracy.
Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.
FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.
Almost half of America's food is thrown out every year. Despite the popularity of things like local markets and farm-to-fork initiatives, the U.S. food system remains a heavily industrialized, wasteful business.
Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.