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German Environment Minister Bans Meat At Official Functions

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.22.2017 | World

Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change and environmental degradation, which is why a German ministry says it’s taking a stand for v...

Why It Matters What President Trump Eats

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. Fir...

Farmers Supported Trump. His Proposals Have Them Thinking Again

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

When President Donald Trump was elected last fall, it was with an apparent majority of the nation’s farmers behind him. But now, three weeks since T...

Science Marchers- Let's Support Some Science!

Kevin Folta | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
Kevin Folta

A few weeks ago when the internets exploded with news of a March for Science in DC, I wrote that I would not be joining. My feeling is that such thing...

It Appears Republicans Want To Tell Poor People How To Use Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

If you’re concerned that food stamp users might be buying too much soda and junk food, you share something in common with at least one member of Con...

The Local Food Movement Is Flourishing And Shows No Signs Of Stopping

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green

For a long time, the prevailing mantra of farming in America has been simple: “Get big or get out.” That mantra traces its roots back to the late ...

15,000 Somali Refugees Who Had Planned To Resettle In The U.S. Are Stranded

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

More than two decades of civil war alongside recurring drought has compounded an already-dire food security crisis for Somalians. And as the country ...

You Could Pay A Lot More For These Items If Trump's Proposed Border Tax Becomes A Reality

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

Now that President Donald Trump has floated the idea of taxing goods imported from Mexico in order to pay for the “Great Wall” along the United St...

White House Floats 20 Percent Import Tax To Pay For Its Mexican Wall — Then Walks It Back

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump’s top spokesman suggested Thursday that the president would be open to massive tax increases on imports, specifically though not exclus...

Sri Lanka Is Suffering Its Worst Drought In 40 Years

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2017 | World

Sri Lanka is suffering through what officials have called the country’s worst drought in four decades. More than 1 million people are experiencing a...

Dems Urge Trump To Remove Climate Change Denier From Post Overseeing NOAA Transition

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

Two leading Democrats on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to recall Kenneth Haapala from his appointed position on the Department of Commerce land...

Trump's Pick For Agriculture Secretary Is A Climate Denier, Too

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

It appears to be a recurring theme among President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees: climate skepticism. Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R), whom ...

With Trump As President, It's More Important Than Ever To Go Vegan

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Hannah Sentenac

For many people in the U.S. — and across the globe — recent political events have left the future looking ominous, indeed. Things seem more uncert...

Climate Change Disappears From White House Website Under Trump

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

The White House website has removed the page devoted to climate change action and posted newly sworn-in President Donald Trump’s pledge to undo envi...

Trump's EPA Pick Ignored Pollution From Industry That Backed Him

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

With his nomination hearing just a matter of days away, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee Scott Pruitt is facing allegations that ...

If We're Going To Change The World, Living Off The Grid Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.13.2017 | Green

When author Mark Sundeen set out to write his latest book, he thought he would be telling a story of Americans living off the grid, eschewing convenie...

This Farmer’s Viral Barn Dance Is Exactly What America Needs Right Now

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.14.2017 | Queer Voices

It was the afternoon of Dec. 30 when Jay Lavery shared a side of himself that, to that point, had only been known to close friends. Two weeks later, t...

How One Woman Is Helping Inspire A Generation Of Girls To Close The Gender Gap In Farming

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact

Farms in the U.S. have a problem: There simply aren’t enough women working on them, especially at the top of the industry. About 30 percent of U.S. ...

5 Times The Sustainable Food Movement Won Big In 2016

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

The so-called “good” food movement has good reason for trepidation in the coming year. President-elect Donald Trump has offered few specifics when...

Sales Of Livestock Antibiotics Are Still Growing

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green

Even as scientists sound the alarm that overusing antibiotics on farms is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, sales continue...

'Farmed and Dangerous': The Food Emperor's New Clothes

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

Whether Farmed and Dangerous is a successful marketing ploy for Chipotle depends on just how unbelievable Big Ag has become.

'FRANKENFOODS': What The Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The sustainability of our planet, our health, and our food supply are inextricably linked. The ecology of eating -- the importance of what you put on your fork -- has never been more critical to our survival as a nation or as a species. The earth will survive our self-destruction, but we may not.

Occupy Your Table: Why I'm Staging A 'Fork In'

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies is the fork. What we put on it has tremendous implications, not just for our waistlines but also for the planet and our global economy.

Weekly Mulch: Why the Senate Climate Bill is Doomed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...