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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.

School And Community Gardens Teach Urban Students To Thrive

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media

NPR: Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids People who live in low-income urban areas tend not to have access to the green spac...

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures -- not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.

California Drought Official Tells Techies: Get Your Hands Dirty

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

California's drought has spurred everyone to pay close attention to their water use. Farmers are especially thirsty for water-saving ideas, but where are the innovative tech solutions?

She Gave Up Processed Foods for a Year: An Interview With Megan Kimble

Hilal Isler | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Hilal Isler

In 2012, Megan Kimble, food writer and editor of Edible Baja Arizona, challenged herself to spend a year eating nothing but unprocessed food. Then, she wrote a book about it.

America's Local Farms: A Healthy Food Economy

Rep. Matt Cartwright | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rep. Matt Cartwright

Enjoy this harvest season. If you have not already done so, please visit your local farmers' market before summer ends. Meet your neighbors, make new friends, and buy tasty, nutritious food. A healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system is possible. We can make it happen.

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.

Locally Grown Food Could Be Good for Illinois' Economy

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.31.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Editor's Note: The landscape in rural Illinois is changing rapidly as family farms give way to industrial agricultural production. This change is havi...

Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier

Hugh Locke | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Hugh Locke

One-third of the world's 7.3 billion people are smallholder farmers and their families who produce nearly 70 percent of all food consumed worldwide on 60 percent of the planet's arable land. For what sounds like a major part of the global economy, you would expect these farmers to be relatively well off and financially secure. But they aren't. In fact, they represent the majority of the poorest and hungriest people on earth.

Farming May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.25.2015 | Science

When did humans first begin farming? Scientists have long thought that our prehistoric ancestors didn't start raising crops until some 12,000 ye...

A Starving Farmer: The Story of a WWII Survivor

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Aubrie Przybysz

Joseph Przybysz, my grandfather, never dreamed of coming to America. When he was a young boy in Poland, years before the German occupation, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents.

Dan Barber Is Changing How We Dine

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Janice S. Lintz

Heads crane throughout the room to see what fellow diners are tasting. It is easy to have food envy.

Salmonella Is On The Rise: Stop Cuddling With Your Chickens

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Some people simply can't resist letting their pets sleep with them. But curling up with cats and dogs is one thing. Cuddling with chickens? That's a whole different one.

Here's Why Even Organic Farms Are Awful For Animals -- And How They Can Be Improved

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

Sonia Faruqi accidentally became an animal welfare investigator. After losing her job as an investment banker, this Type A, Ivy Leaguer voluntee...

California Farmer Water Cutbacks Blocked By Judge

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers' rights by telling them to stop diverting from ...

New York City's Investment Critical to Protect Regional Foodshed

Steve Rosenberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Steve Rosenberg

New York City has invested considerably to protect lands surrounding its upstate reservoirs to secure its drinking water supply--with great results.

Lynne Peeples

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 08.25.2015 | 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.