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Davos Could Actually End Extreme Poverty Pretty Easily

World Economic Forum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

To business leaders, international political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists, the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos has no peer — ...

Joe Satran

2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.23.2015 | Taste

There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts.

Farmers Who Pick Your Fruit Often Can't Put Food On The Table

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact

Supermarkets are a $4 trillion industry, yet many of the farm workers who are integral to getting products onto the stores’ shelves don’t make eno...

My Dream for All Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's no need to make this transformation a conflict of cultures, when it's really about safe and healthy food for everyone -- no matter your location, your religion, your intellectual proclivities, or your taste in farm show fashions.

Why This Grammy Winner Prefers His Farm To Fame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

While Mr. A-Z is widely applauded for his lyrical wordplay, social activism work and dozen music awards (two of which are Grammy's), few would expect ...

3 Farms That Represent the Community Spirit of Mesa, Arizona

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 01.09.2015 | Travel
Katka Lapelosová

Traveling from New York City, where even amongst 8.2 million people it's still possible to feel lonely, Arizona instantly made me feel at home. As a guest of Visit Mesa, I was provided with the chance to experience what this area had to offer, by exploring the unique farming communities in the area.

Top 5 Food Trends To Watch In 2015

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Peter Lehner

The FDA should recognize the latest science and get dangerous chemicals out of food packaging, and young farmers will embrace a new climate-conscious paradigm in farming that makes healthy soil a priority.

Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
LuxEco Living

It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset.

Capital B or Entre-Beauty

BeverlyD | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
BeverlyD

My entrepreneurial experience began as young child. Being from a dairy farm family, children were abundant and contributed to the success of the farm business.

Experts: Better Policy, Finance Needed To Balance Forests And Farming

Reuters | By Megan Rowling | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

LIMA, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need...

Top Soil Could Be Gone In 60 Years If Degradation Continues, UN Official Warns

Reuters | Chris Arsenault | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

ROME, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue ...

Do I Enjoy Killing?

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Just because the lamb looks more like your French bulldog doesn't make it a bulldog or more important than that plant. Nature doesn't believe in animal rights. It believes in balance.

Ag Tech Is Very Important to Our Future

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Paul Heroux

We are starting to understand how evolving technology in agriculture over the years has enabled the phenomenal growth we've seen recently and that technology will continue to enable the world's future growth.

Experiences of MasAgro Beyond the Border: CIMMYT and Semilla Nueva Promote Sustainable Intensification of Family Farming in Guatemala

Curt Bowen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Curt Bowen

In 2010, myself and several social entrepreneurs and agronomists from Guatemala and the United States formed Semilla Nueva. Our mission was to find new growing techniques for Guatemala's grain farmers that could simultaneously increase incomes and rebuild soils.

For ICN2 to Succeed, We Need a New Food System Paradigm

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.

The Truth About Toxic Wheat

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

The problem lies in when we try and make blanket statements about all wheat production. For each different variety of wheat whether it be durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, or even soft red winter wheat, there are different production methods for each one.

Improving Access to Knowledge, Finance, Technology and Markets, for Small and Growing Food Companies in Africa

Liz Wilson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Liz Wilson

Farmers working in rain-fed agricultural systems notice when the rains are late. Standing in unexpectedly dry fields in 42 degrees Celsius heat in early November, this is just one of many variables for Zambian smallholder farmer Veronica Banda to manage.

Hotter Sex, Cooler Planet

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning.

The Secret Life of Fruit: Five Startling Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You

Eva Longoria | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva Longoria

The 21st-century customer knows more than ever about which farmers are good to the environment and good for the health of shoppers. But there's one thing that promo ads won't tell you: whether farmers are good to their employees.

Gratitude Speaks: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical. Through Gratitude Spe...

Ebola's Rippling Consequences

OpedSpace | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
OpedSpace

Many have decried the international response as deplorably slow. As a result, the consequences are jarring. The biggest lament is the obvious and horrific death toll. Along with a sick, dying and orphaned population, the crippling fear of being infected has rippling consequences on the affected countries and beyond.

Town Rallies To Help Family Of Hospitalized High School Football Player

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

When a beloved student got injured, this community came together and gave his family a big boost in his honor. Hayden Schaumburg, 16, from Watseka...

Interstellar

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The script, by director/writer Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, doesn't let the film get off the ground, literally, for 50 minutes. It meticulously, laboriously sets up the backstory and the reason why a trip to outer space is a do-or-die mission.

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Early Returns: Bringing the Farm to Preschool

Carla Thompson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

How do you get a 4-year-old to put down a bag of chips and pick up an apple? There's no simple answer, as any parent can tell you, but what we're discovering across the country is that farm to preschool programs are a great way to start.