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Climate Change This Week: China Eats Amazon, Methane Bomb Set to Explode, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Amazon rainforest stores vast amounts of carbon, and many scientists acknowledge it is important in stabilizing the global climate.

Food Sovereignty: Think Globally, Eat Locally

Beverly Bell | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

The first group of protestors at Occupy Wall Street publically delivered 23 complaints, outlining the ways in which corporations control our daily lives. Number four asserted, "They have poisoned the food supply through negligence and undermined the farming system through monopolization."

Green Water Jobs

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

It turns out there are real jobs to be had in the water sector if we make the investments that are needed in water supply, deliver, treatment, and smart management. Millions of jobs.

Regulation Within the World of Antibiotics

Richard A. Carnevale, VMD | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Richard A. Carnevale, VMD

For more than 40 years, these medicines have played a critical role in keeping our national's food animals healthy and protecting animal health means protecting human health.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Tundra, Red Hot States, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Stop the XL Pipeline, Mr. President! said over 40,000 people concerned about climate change at the February 17th Washington DC Forward On Climate Rall...

Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain -- Food Sovereignty

Beverly Bell | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

From community gardens to just global policy, a national and global movement is growing to reclaim food, land, and agricultural systems from agribusiness and put them back in the hands of citizens.

Waste Less to Feed More

Robert Hormats | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Hormats

Enormous quantities of food in many countries are needlessly lost or rendered less nutritious or less palatable due to inefficient processing, spoilage, exposure to heat, devastation by insects and rodents, and other avoidable factors.

Climate Change This Week: BIG Blizzard, Massive Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What Do This Week's Big Blizzard and Hurricane Sandy Have in Common? Climate Change! reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. In both cases, incre...

It's Time to Talk About the Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Heiner Markhoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Heiner Markhoff

The economic consequences of water stress are clear to the naked eye. Emaciated livestock, ravaged crops, and the exposed and cracked beds of lakes make for powerful images. But what can't be seen is equally menacing.

The Truth About Organic

Carolyna De Laurentiis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Home
Carolyna De Laurentiis

Food labeling isn't black and white and "organic" and "natural" labels are no guarantee of ideal quality. Thankfully, several experts, writers and small businesses have attempted to provide resources to help consumers make educated choices.

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Super Bowl Ad Extolling Virtues of Farm Labor Fails to Value, Include Farmworkers

Greg Asbed | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Greg Asbed

How could an ad celebrating the American farmer paint such a distorted picture of the people who actually work on farms today? The reality is that farmworkers are systematically underpaid and under-appreciated.

The Unexpected Player at the Super Bowl: A Farmer

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

For 120 seconds, Harvey, the late and distinguished radio figure who for decades delivered the news in the most intriguing manner, articulated an honoring tribute to farmers across the America.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

What Can We Learn From Expensive Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday?

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Jim Yong Kim

For many Americans, the higher price of chicken wings was bad news. But the good news that could emerge from food-price sticker shock is that more people will ask what we can do in agriculture to help stop climate change while still feeding the world.

Baking Bread With Social Entrepreneurs: Zikra in the Jordan River Valley

Sarah Dajani | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Sarah Dajani

If you want to listen to a funny story about tomatoes and group of hungry hippos, Ernesto Sirolli tells a great one. The story is as colorful as its teller, but the moral is sobering: if you really want to help people, you have to just shut up and listen.

Food, Farmers and Markets: Towards Government Action for Smallholders in 2013

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Could 2013 be the year that governments take decisive and inclusive action to tackle global hunger?

When Real Life and Classroom Theory Collide -- You're Ready for Work

Christopher Dutton, VMD | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Christopher Dutton, VMD

Mark my words; we won't all be going to school via a computer. The flat screen in front of you is too one dimensional to make information sticky.

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Bombers, Greenland Meltdown, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Birds Eye's Bull's-eye

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Edward Flattau

Three square feet of growing space is estimated to produce 180 pounds of fresh vegetables a year, and researchers at Columbia University concluded a 30-story building could theoretically provide enough produce for 50,000 people.

Climate Change This Week: Browning Dragon, Bright Ideas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Browning Dragon, Heating Planet: China's exploding fossil fuel use threatens far more climate change, reports Lucia Green-Weiskel at the Nation. Coal ...

Dave Jamieson

Foreign Workers Exploited In U.S. Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With immigration policy now a top priority of the Obama administration, advocates for comprehensive reform are urging lawmakers to impro...

The State of a City: Building a Community Garden in Bridgeport

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Leah Mayor

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mea...

Climate Change This Week: Solar CrowdFunding, Wild Arctic Times, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Profoundly Impacting Americans already, reads the draft of the new US National Climate Assessment, reports Robert McKie at the UK Gu...

Now, Not Later -- We Need to Talk About the Farm Bill

Robert Lawrence | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

The farm bill extension that passed was written behind closed doors and serves a few powerful interests -- not the interests of the average citizen, public health, and the environment. We should be outraged.