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What's Missing From Our Thanksgiving Menus? Justice for Farm Workers

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Jennifer S. Hirsch

How we eat is one of the central ways we show who we are and what we care about, but what's almost entirely impossible is to put food on the table that was produced by workers who enjoy the same rights as almost every other laborer in America.

The Strange and Wondrous Life of an Urban Goat Herder

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I think we can all agree that goats are a little weird. Or at least, seemingly. They are, perhaps, not unlike the elusive durian--much-maligned for being thorny and smelly. But just as the durian's facade gives way to delectably sweet fruit, so too does a goat's.

Pig Destined for Slaughter Saved by Farm Worker

Rescue Idiot | Posted 11.16.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Dylan Parkinson reached out to Esther's Army back in September. Her dilemma? Dylan had been working at a farm in the state of Washington that raises pigs for slaughter. Her heart was touched deeply by the friendship she struck up with one of the pigs she cared for.

In Ethiopia, a Hunger for Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Stella Salvo

There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.

We’re Running Out Of Farmland. Can A ‘Food Computer’ Save Us?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

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Progressive Farming Can Save Us From A Global Food Crisis

Now What | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green

We are on the precipice of a global food crisis. The math is simple and staggering: we need to produce at least 50% more food to feed 9 billion peopl...

Don't Bake a Mouse in a Cake

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

My blossom on the youthful tree of life was not attractive. By age 11, I was a near-sighted, left-handed, gangly, goofy girl with wrinkly hair and absolutely no ability to conform. Outside of chores, the only activity for youth in the southern Idaho farming community of 1,000 people was a program called 4-H.

Emerging from the Field: Women and the Global Fight Against Hunger

Asma Lateef | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Asma Lateef

Traditionally, we have simply considered hunger the lack of food. Our development efforts have reflected that idea by focusing much of our food aid on providing sufficient calories to survive. Just as important, however, is the need for food that provides necessary nutrients for healthy lives.

The C-Word: Why Compromise Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word In Agriculture

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

It's not acceptable to fail to grow enough food to meet demand, but neither is it acceptable to cripple already stressed ecosystems and water sources with substances that are known to be harmful.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Sarah Kaler

Monique Y. Wells | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Monique Y. Wells

Sarah describes the Africa Yoga Project as not only a vehicle to health, but also a vehicle to peace. Instructors who successfully complete the program teach yoga all over Kenya and now travel to other countries in East Africa and even to South Africa.

All Farmers Are Important to Feeding the World

Mara Sovey Downing | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Mara Sovey Downing

It is a daunting challenge to feed the 7.2 billion people who live on earth today as well as to meet the food requirements for a population expected t...

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's So Into Style

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.20.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The day is as steamy as the tea Sophie Kempner is sipping. Imbibing it is part ritual, part thirst. And it's so Sophie.

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation Present the Second Annual Good Food Org Guide

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

by Danielle Nierenberg and Sarah Small The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food syste...

Farming Without Owning Land, How Is That Possible?

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

Farming without owning land: The statement itself seems like a contradiction in terms. After all, homeownership -- often accompanied by a spacious backyard -- is amongst our most common and cherished dreams. And what is a farm, exactly, if not a home with a backyard?

Straight Talk on Fairtrade vs. Direct Trade According to Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Stephanie Keller | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Stephanie Keller

The rolling hills of the coffee farms in Brazil looked something like I had imagined: expansive, lush with green trees and bright berries, winding dirt roads. It was a beautiful scene.

On World Food Day, Look At Amazing Photos Of Soil Around The World

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

Friday Oct. 16 is World Food Day, a moment for people around the world to come together and reaffirm their commitment to eradicating gl...

See the Seeds of Change Grown by One Bronx Woman

NationSwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact

This is one of six documentaries on American changemakers produced by NationSwell in partnership with NBCUniversal. Watch them all and vote for your...

The Green Feast Is One of America's Premiere Farm-To-Table Events

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.04.2015 | Taste
Xaque Gruber

If there were a Nobel Peace Prize given to Americans who are actively working to promote smarter, healthier, more sustainable ways to consume food, th...

New Federal Rules Will Better Protect Farmworkers From Harmful Pesticides

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - An estimated 2 million U.S. farm workers, children and others who work or live near farm fields will have more protection from hazardous p...

From Farm to Fork, Literally

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

How in the world can a husband and wife team, with four kids, run a farm and a restaurant for over a decade, I wondered, when any one of those factors could be the straw that broke the business?

What's the Beef with Our Chicken? The Fight over Europe's Common Agricultural Policy

ADST | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

While it is widely recognized that the Cold War was a time of heavy diplomatic involvement and trials, few are familiar with another ongoing transatlantic war during the same period: The Chicken War.

Is Our Food Safe?

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

As someone growing and producing a small part of the food that ends up on your table, would you do me a favor? Every once in a while could we all give a tip of the hat to those who put their life into ensuring that our food supply is safe?

The Elaine Lynchings: A Visit to Elaine, Arkansas, 100 Years After America's Deadliest Race Riot

LaReeca Rucker | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices
LaReeca Rucker

Today, one year after the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, race riots sparked by alleged profiling, discrimination and police militarization are still making headlines in America. But in 1919, Elaine, Arkansas, was the center of the country's deadliest race riot.

Signs of Success

Karin Schott | Posted 09.02.2015 | Divorce
Karin Schott

It is not always easy to know the signs of your own success even if they are overflowing with abundance like the gift of too much zucchini in August. Your own thinking can be the worst critic at times like this.