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Pie Corps: Two Bakers on a Mission to Make You Love Pie (video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"We have a pie shape for every hunger level and every need." Meet Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, the founders and bakers behind Pie Corps, an artisan...

PHOTOS: Property With Two Lakes And Reservoir On Sale

Posted 02.02.2012 | Denver

A Victorian home in Boulder County described as a "priceless" water property surrounded by private bodies of water is listed on the market for $12 mil...

Why We Farm: The Final Chapter

Neysa King | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Neysa King

I began Dissertation to Dirt hoping to answer a single question: can young Americans make a career of farming? It may not seem compelling at first, but that question is the heart of the food movement.

Back on the Farm

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

It is good news that some farmers recently have been able to buy back their acreage from developers as land prices have fallen and crop prices have risen. But this news is not nearly good enough.

Homogenized Shomogenized?

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 12.11.2011 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

"Wait a second. Pasteurization and homogenization are not the same thing?" Larry shook his head. "Homogenization is a process which alters milk's natural state by forcing it through small openings at high pressure.

WATCH: Surreal Sculpture On A Farm

VernissageTV | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Garden of Forking Paths is the title of an outdoor sculpture project, which the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is staging on the Blum family e...

Bird Soaks in Me

Katherine Dunn | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

While I was in the barn yesterday taking pictures of the building, I heard the distinctive call of the Western Tanager. The photo is nothing worth talking about, but I felt compelled to take it.

Stars Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Farm Sanctuary

Wendy Diamond | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

Farm animals danced and greeted guests as they arrived to celebrate the 25th Anniversary for Farm Sanctuary at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14th. "If ...

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

Photographs of the Dying: A Shared Experience Amongst Creatures

Katherine Dunn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Dunn

She weighed just 4 pounds. I had secretly named her Little Daisy, which is a mistake. One should never name a lamb before a few days; you learn that.

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Bunny: The Life & Death Of Your $35 Entrée

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Their meat is tasty, and among the most climate-friendly protein options out there, since they're herbivores, grow to maturity quickly, and reproduce ... well, like rabbits. (Warning: this video is not for the squeamish.)

From the Front Lines of the Great New Mexico Gas-Out

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Why are we asking other people, especially corporate or governmental entities what we're supposed to do? What are we thinking? What was I thinking?

Blue Dog Congressman Sanford Bishop Knew About Pigford Fraud

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

A Georgia farmer has made a stunning allegation: he told Rep. Bishop about fraud in the Pigford settlement, and the congressman replied that an investigation into Pigford would "shut it down."

Inspired by Donkey Ears (and Why It Matters)

Katherine Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

My newfound affliction to donkey ears is a beautiful gift not only to my art, but also to my life and health. For observing them requires me to stop and experience each enjoyable twitch.

Astoria Characters: The Crusading Composter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In a good week, Stephanos Koullias will collect nearly 1,000 pounds of other people's excess edibles.

You Say Tomato, I Say Slavery (video)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

When you buy tomatoes at the local Publix, Ahold, Kroger, or Walmart, you become the last link in a chain that is attached to shackles in south Florida.

Astoria Characters: The Homemade Food Blogger

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The biggest thing about cooking is the story about it," says Amuse * Bouche blogger Bradley O'Bryan Hawks. "The story always makes the food taste better."

Taxpayers Funding Pro-Pesticide PR Campaign

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), a California trade association, wants you to have less information about pesticide residues on the fruits and...

Farm Bill 2012: The Shelf Life Theory

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

The battle has already begun over the direction of America's broken food and farm policy and how to shape it in the next farm bill.

Raising Guinea Hens (Including the Great Guinea Surprise!)

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

We started keeping guinea hens about three years ago because we live in the woods, and I wanted something to eat the ticks.

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.

Will Farm Subsidies Be the Tea Partiers' Achilles' Heel?

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's odd that Tea Party candidates have had so little to say about one area of wasteful spending that all limited government advocates should be able to agree on -- the USDA's farm subsidy programs.