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Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green

Poultry probiotics may help wean chickens off regular doses of antibiotics. (Getty) Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant in...

Ending Poverty: There's an App for That!

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor.

This Single Community Is Mitigating Hunger

Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal. He l...

'I Never Met a Liberal Before'

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Seamus McGraw

Ethan Cox had started doing what my liberal friends and I mostly only talk about. He had started changing things, even if only on his farm, tinkering with what he planted, and altering how and when he planted it.

After 'Swimming in Pesticides' for 20 Years, One Woman Takes a Stand

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Hilal Isler

Farm life was nothing like I'd expected. At night, pesticides drifted in our bedroom window while we slept. During the day, the poison coated the sheets and clothes I hung on the line. It was all around us. I was horrified by what I witnessed, but I felt helpless to do anything about it.

Sack Farming Holds Potential For Poor Urban Households

The Monitor | Mathias Wandera | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

June 20th is Impact Journalism Day, a global media campaign to spotlight solutions. The Huffington Post is one of more than 45 news organizations comm...

Pig Farming in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

Theirs is a family farm, which is nothing like the industrial farming that dominates American agriculture. The Janeczeks keep about 90 sows and produce about 1,300 piglets a year that they then fatten up and sell.

'Sirius' About Overcoming Obstacles to Healthy Eating

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

But beyond prices paid at the register, when you consider true cost accounting (factoring the value of social, environmental, and health impacts of food production), there is no comparison between healthier and less-healthy food: healthier food invariably wins, hands down.

Rein in California's Farmers to Solve the Drought? Not so Fast.

In the Gold Country | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
In the Gold Country

We've all been through droughts and come out the other side, breathed a sigh of relief, and turned our hoses back on. This one has a new factor, an uncertainty over whether this is a California drought with a limited life, or climate change and a look at the new facts of life in California.

A Path to Dairy Farming, Not College

GenDIY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Megan Culhane Galbraith When my teenage sons, Jesse (19) and Sam (17), decided college was not for them, our family had a moment of panic....

Farming for Peace in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Summer is when we get to enjoy fresh and yummy fruits and vegetables. Just by taking a walk down the street you may see a farmer with their food stand all set up and ready for business.

This 14-Year-Old's Homework Assignment Sparked a Mission to Feed America's Hungry

NationSwell | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

When she was in the third grade, Katie Stagliano received a homework assignment that changed her life: to grow a cabbage from a single seedling. Hers grew to about 40 pounds. She took the cabbage to the local soup kitchen, where it was served with ham and rice to around 275 people.

10 Facts of Life Only Farmers Know to Be True

Molly B. Heilman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Molly B. Heilman

Your friends that don't come from a farm sometimes find it strange that all your pictures on your social media are of nothing but animals, barns, tractors, and crops. Or maybe it's simply the fact that you only take selfies with your livestock that puzzles them.

Drought-Hit North Korea Seen As Able To Avoid Food Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

By Jack Kim and James Pearson SEOUL, May 31 (Reuters) - North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help sof...

Foodie Travel Gems Outside Washington DC

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The Piedmont region of Virginia has earned a reputation as a serene escape, especially for those living in the hectic Washington, D.C. corridor. The area springs alive with an abundance of horse farms and wineries less than an hour outside of the city.

Delaying TPA Threatens Rural Economy

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

Today, our farmers, ranchers and rural communities are more prosperous and successful thanks to strong trade agreements.

Cheeseburgers, Climate Change And The California Drought

Nathan Runkle | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Nathan Runkle

When the commercial and residential sectors are responsible for a mere 20 percent of the state's water use, shorter showers will offer barely more than a drop in the near-empty bucket. The real culprit is not the water wastage in our bathtubs and fountains, or even on our golf courses -- it's on our plates.

My Old Kentucky Home: A Derby Weekend Brunch at Historic Woodland Farm

Steve Wilson | Posted 05.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Steve Wilson

For the past several years, on the Sunday following the Kentucky Derby my wife and I welcome a group of friends and family to our home at Woodland F...

How I Came to Milk a Cow

Tim McDonald | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This April, I found myself walking on a wet concrete floor, wet and covered with mud and manure, surrounded by cows.The smells might not have been too uncommon, but the scenery was anything but normal for this suburban boy.

One Website Is Making It Easier For Food To Get From Farm To Table

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste

While it may be overused, the phrase "farm-to-table" is more than just a buzzword -- it represents an important cultural shift over the past 10 years ...

Composting With Coppola at Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Rebecca Louie | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.

Every Day Is Earth Day on a Farm

Val Wagner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Val Wagner

But, Earth Day should not be limited to one day. It takes a lifetime of commitment to ensure that our resources are protected for our children and grandchildren. And it takes constant reminders to keep us on task.

Why Human Values Vary So Much

Ian Morris | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Ian Morris

I imagine that most people who read the news every day wonder how anyone could think what Boko Haram and ISIS are doing is right. And yet some people clearly do; the more bigoted, sexist and violent these groups' behavior becomes, the more volunteers flock to their banners. Nothing, it seems, varies quite so much as people's values.

In the Weeds

Harriet Sanford | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Through an innovative aquaponics program that teaches students about healthy eating and entrepreneurship, it's at the heart of a sustainable future for Fernwood's students and their neighborhood.

ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18t...