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Obama Nonsensically Defamed For Agriculture Department Plan To Support Growers Of Live Christmas Trees | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

If you've been reading the Drudge Report lately, you've probably heard about some new plan that Obama administration had just now to finally destroy Christmas once and for all.

The Climate Post: As Population Tops 7 Billion, Time to Revisit Climate Approaches

Mason Inman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

The actual date is a bit fuzzy, but the milestone has nonetheless had great symbolic power, triggering a stream of articles on population issues.

Six Steps to Food Security in a Seven-Billion World

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

It is a staggering statistic to realize earth's inhabitants have increased two-fold in the past fifty years. I wondered, "How is the earth going to feed all these people?"

Can We Change Where Our Food Comes From?

The New York Times | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

I’m not a jingoist, but I’d prefer that more of my food came from America. It’d be even better, really, if most of it came from within a few hun...

The 10 Countries Most Likely To Use Bribery In Business

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID RISING | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

BERLIN (AP) - Companies from Russia, followed closely by those from China, are seen as most likely to use bribery to secure foreign contracts, accordi...

David Korten: Capitalism, Democracy, and Food (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

David Korten argues that both "peak oil" and climate change makes it imperative that we transition to a more localized food economy to insure continued access to adequate food supplies.

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Corporate control of the food system locked in by NAFTA not only starves people in Mexico. It locks in a profoundly unhealthy food system for the entire region. No one expects the situation to get better by itself.

WATCH: Snail Farming Goldrush?

Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business

There's gold in them thar...snails? There's a booming new business in Bulgaria; heliciculture, or snail farming the BBC reports. In a country cons...

Occupy Your Kitchen!

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

What we have is not just a food problem in this country, but a cooking problem. Food marketers have been working for decades to convince people that cooking is a chore.

Lynne Peeples

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...

National Food Day Shines Bright Light on Global Food Challenges

Andrew Stout | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Andrew Stout

As an American farmer in support of farmers in Africa, I am doing my part to build a strong foundation for healthy, local food around the world. I urge others to join me as well.

The Farm Bill Is a Food Bill

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Rajiv Narayan

Where the farm bill allocates resources to funding food stamps, it also incentivizes the purchase of unhealthy foods.

Too Big Has Failed... Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Are Similar

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

Centralization in nearly every facet of American life has quietly crept up on us. Our food, our money, and our rules have all been pushed steadily uphill, creating a top-heavy and imbalanced structure that we're only beginning to lash back at.

Eva Longoria On Producing New Documentary, ‘The Harvest/La Cosecha’

Posted 12.17.2011 | Latino Voices

More than 400,000 children in the United States are torn away from their schools and homes to work as migrant workers with their families. The docu...

WATCH: Corporate Exec Swaps Boardroom For Chicken Farm

Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

A former San Francisco-based executive has bid adieu to corporate life in the big city -- in favor of a certified organic farm in rural Ohio. But ...

Dave Jamieson

Perry’s Political Rise Began With Opposition To Pesticide Regulations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting to this story. WASHINGTON -- More than two decades ago, there was a bitter fight within Texas' agricultural com...

Lynne Peeples

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Africa's Emergence -- Part II

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Nobody knows how rich Africa actually is -- how much oil, gas, minerals and other resources lie beneath its surface. Less than half of the continent has been geologically surveyed.

Chickening Out in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Peter Van Buren

Who doesn't like roasted chicken? Fresh, crispy with a little salt, it falls off the bone into your mouth. It's a great thing, unless the price is $2.5 million of your tax dollars.

Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Eric Michael Johnson

In the face of widespread global hunger, it turns out there is a downside to playing with your food.

Technology's Place in Transforming Agriculture

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Elizabeth McVay Greene

The distended relationship between farms and individuals is the fundamental problem in the food system we've inherited. Supply chains and the corporate cultures that house them keep information isolated.

Texas Wildfires Spark Millions In Agriculture Losses

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Enough fencing to cross Texas from east to west nearly seven times, more than 1,500 head of livestock and swaths of pasture ...

Uncommon Fare at Common Ground Fair

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The Common Ground Fair is a celebration of agriculture, organic methods, livestock, crafts, and old ways with an abiding respect for the earth and humanity.

Can Educating Consumers Help Make Farm Labor Fair?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the traditional farm labor movement may have lost ground, other groups have surfaced on the horizon to push beyond the bounds of traditional unions, on and off the farm.

Big Ag Tries To Rebrand Itself | JULIA MOSKIN | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

Last week, a new public-relations campaign about agriculture got off to a splashy start. With full-page ads in newspapers and panel discussions live-s...