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WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardy
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” “The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
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 Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia
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 Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hanson
Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
A Critical Mass for Real Food A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steel
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
One More Benefit of Local Food One More Benefit of Local Food
by Shannon Hayes
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine Gustafson
Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution
by Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen works through his underlying rationale for making moral judgments, such as about meat-eating and abortion.
Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local
by Katherine Gustafson
Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court
by Blair Braverman
With the legal system failing to hold Monsanto accountable, Iowans convened a court of public opinion.
Farmers Markets Move Online Farmers Markets Move Online
by Katherine Gustafson
Regional, web-based services to connect small-time growers to consumers are popping up around the country.
At the Crossroads of Climate and Food At the Crossroads of Climate and Food
by Richard Conlin
What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
Just Label It: Let Us Know It’s GMO Just Label It: Let Us Know It’s GMO
Because wouldn’t it be nice if they had to tell you what’s in your food?
Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court
by April Dávila
Why hundreds of thousands are seeking protection from the seed giant.
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