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Haiti's Tomorrow May Be Rooted In Trees, Fertilizer

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.

Farmers vs. Fish: California Judge Restores Water Pumping Limits

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal judge turned down California farmers' emergency request Wednesday to suspend water pumping restrictions in the state'...

Farmer Don: In His Own Words (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Will the American public ever be willing to buy blemished food? Part of the reason pesticides are widely used in agriculture comes down to the gen...

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.

Message to President Obama: Why Trade Will Not Save Rural America

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

In Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's op-ed this week in the Des Moines Register, he recognized that hunger could not be solved by raising product...

Green News Report -- January 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The State of the Union: Obama does not back off the push for clean energy -- but will the Senate listen?; Big new funding f...

Colorado Water Usage Report: Front Range Uses Only 19 Percent Of State's Water

Denver Business Journal | Cathy Proctor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new report on Colorado's water usage concludes that the Front Range uses about 19 percent of the state's water, yet generates between 80 and 86 perc...

Malawi's Real 'Miracle'

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Most Malawians think of foods, such as amaranth and African eggplant, as poor people foods grown by "bad" farmers. But these crops may hold the key for solving hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Malawi.

Green News Report -- January 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Political earthquake in Massachusetts? Climate & clean energy legislation also hangs in the balance; James Inhofe is #1! ...

Green Group Says U.S. Climate Bill Won't Hurt Farms

cnbc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global warming poses more of a threat to U.S. farm incomes than does the climate change bill passed by the U.S. House, which will have a "negligible" ...

Cultivating a Passion for Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

In Mukono District, about an hour outside of Kampala, Uganda, agriculture used to be considered a "punishment" for young people at school if they didn't behave.

Meet The Lobbies: Agriculture (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Kate Willson and Andrew Green of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for The Global Climate Change Lobby series: "Lobby On!...

Eating Animals: A Book to Digest

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Foer's taken a three-year respite from writing fiction to probe the question of whether we should eat animals -- with this research and writing task triggered by his meditation on what to feed his first child.

What's Next For Jonathan Safran Foer And Eating Animals?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Beginning the week of October 26, 2009, we ran a series of reviews on HuffPost Books on Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, Eating Animals. It was a surp...

A New Family Farmer (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

According to the latest (2007) USDA Census data compiled by the National Agriculture Statistics Service, roughly 4 million family farms have been lost since the 1930's.

A New Direction on Research at the USDA? The Experts Weigh In

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

After Tom Vilsack's speech, I've reached out to some key thinkers on agriculture to find out what they would like the USDA's new research body, NIFA, to be focusing on. Here are their answers.

Mother Nature is My Middleman

Robbie Gennet | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robbie Gennet

A friend of mine (who shall go unnamed) recently harvested about a half a pound of quality marijuana from his backyard. He grew it from some seeds he ...

Will the Copenhagen Climate Talks Connect Two 150-Year-Old Dots?

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cary Fowler

Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in 1859. The Age of Oil was born. The same year, the science of global warming was born.

The Shah Appointment at USAID

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mira Kamdar

With the appointment of Rajiv Shah to head USAID, it's deja-vu all over again for the Obama administration. Welcome to Camelot redux, the 1960's re-engineered for the 2010s.

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer Talks To Ellen About His New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Safran Foer spoke with Ellen Degeneres today about his new book, Eating Animals, which uncovers the horrible world of factory farming. (Check...

We Can't Reform Health Care without Reforming Food

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

Without any real changes in how our food is produced, the health care system will continue to bloat and fall apart. Not unlike the insides of an average American body.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

Agriculture Lobbyists Not Happy With Climate Change Legislation

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hill reports that the agriculture lobby is troubled by aspects of the Senate climate change bill. The American Farm Bureau and the National Corn ...

The Farm Bureau: Denying Climate Change, Undermining Labor and Losing Relevancy in 2010

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

It is time to revalue the farming profession and rebuild our communities again. It is time to break up the 10,000 acre farms into one hundred plots, and plant young people in the countryside.

Copenhagen Climate Talks Near Deal On Preservation Of Forests

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN -- Negotiators have all but completed a sweeping deal that would compensate countries for preserving forests, and in some cases, other natu...