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African Agriculture Can Help Tackle Refugee Crisis

Ray Jordan | Posted 06.26.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Figures released on World Refugee Day this week showed there are currently an estimated 65 million displaced people in the world - more than at any ti...

Resilient Agriculture: OneHealth of Future Food

Aaron Niederhelman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Aaron Niederhelman

Establishing agricultural resilience is accomplished through creating a healthy and nimble system with diverse redundancy. The resulting Resilient Agr...

Organic Farming Could Feed The World, If Only We Would Let It

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business

When it comes to organic farming, many in the agricultural industry are on board in theory, if not in practice. And that’s largely because of low cr...

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Building Strong Societies in Africa Through Agricultural Development

Fabian Lange | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Fabian Lange

Africa's agricultural potential is huge and it can be unlocked. How do we concretely harness this potential?

Sowing Hope in Kenya

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

By John Rivera In the villages around Kambu in eastern Kenya, farmers look to the heavens with brows furrowed with concern. The two rainy seasons e...

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in...

Radio on the Road to 2030

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Jesse Winter 2016 is the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global blueprint for change. Strategically ap...

Feeding A Hungry Urban World

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Dan Glickman

It's time to update what we know about global food security. Those familiar with the dialogue will know that the year 2050 marks an important threshold. By then, the planet will have swollen to nine billion people, and we'll have to dramatically increase food production in order to feed them.

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Sheltering Beautiful Biodiversity, such as this Common Indian Crow Butterfly cater...

Weather Forecasting and Sustainability Intersect On the Farm

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

With the release of such cultural touchstones as Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., the late-aughts of this centu...

Profits Before Producers? Consolidation in Ag Inputs is Troubling for Family Farmers

Roger Johnson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Roger Johnson

Agriculture has changed dramatically since the National Farmers Union was founded nearly 114 years ago, but arguably, one of the more concerning trend...

A Cow's Life: It Isn't All Clover

John J. Berger | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
John J. Berger

Review: Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment, by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Ha...

Why we need to transform our food systems urgently

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. They are stunted because their diet lacks critical vitamins and minerals and because of early exposure to illnesses. As a result, they are too small for their age.

Egg Farmers Say They'll Stop Grinding Up Millions Of Chicks Alive

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green

Most egg farmers in the United States will stop grinding male baby chickens to death over the next four years. United Egg Producers, the industry grou...

Don't Forget About Rural America in 2016

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The 2016 campaign has been marred by division. Between gender, age, income, party affiliation, personality, you name it and it has been split apart. One big divide that continues to exist is the gap of knowledge and understanding between rural and urban communities. Rural communities and small towns deserve the attention of candidates for office and elected officials. Global trends show that cities are the preferred community of many millions of people, but there is also evidence that many Americans are moving back to smaller towns and rural areas. Let us not forget the important role rural communities and small town America plays in our economy, in our history, in our society and, importantly, in our politics.

Bill Gates Is Betting On This Investment As A Way To Fight Extreme Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the top of the World Trade Center and with dozens of chickens squawking in the background, Bill Gates announced his foundation’s ne...

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance. Yet climate change is set to wreak ...

Do Women Make Better Farmers Than Men?

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

Farmers in the Flor de Pancasán area of Nicaragua's Matiguás municipality were struggling. They were seeing low crop yields for a variety of reasons...

Climate Change This Week: Where Inaction Leads, Clean Jobs Boom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

In the Poorest Countries, an Acute Climate Risk

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Without rapid action, the outlook is bleak. The World Bank estimates that the impacts of climate change -- such as more frequent natural disasters, droughts, floods, and food price spikes -- could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

Agricultural Corruption in the Former Soviet Union: Unsexy But Lucrative

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Vegetables. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Like savvy business tycoons, leaders in the former Soviet Union who use their positions to grab much of t...

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

The Funny Business of Farm Credit

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The Farm Credit System was the first GSE to be established by the United States in 1916. Unlike Fannie and Freddie, the Farm Credit System can make direct loans to farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture.