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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...

Farmer Grows Gigantic 33-Pound Turnip, All Is Turnt In The World

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.17.2015 | Taste

The colossal root veggie is larger than most toddlers.

Why Dr. Bronner's Supports the Organic Check-Off Program

David Bronner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
David Bronner

The unfortunate reality is that most downstream organic processors and brands are now owned by largely non-organic companies who are not paying anything to promote organics. This check-off program leverages funds that would not otherwise be doing anything remotely good for organics.

Dispatch: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life With Gene Baur

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Miriam Ava

Consider California's first-ever water-restrictions just recently put into place. The majority of the state's water is used for livestock intended for meat production. Growing plants, on the other hand, is dramatically easier on the environment.

Leapfrogging to Nutritious Food Systems

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2030, more than 60 percent of the world's populations will live in cities. This creates an enormous food system challenge, particularly when you consider that most of the urban growth between now and 2030 will occur in Africa and Asia.

Your Easter Basket Has More Power Than You Think

Fair Trade USA | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween. That's a lot of chocolate going into Easter baskets across the country, and it's a huge opportunity for consumers to make a difference in farmers' lives.

Global Food Industry Reluctant Leaders of Smallholder Farming Revolution

Hugh Locke | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Hugh Locke

In recent years the global food and beverage industry has surpassed development agencies and donor governments when it comes to improving the productivity and income of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

A Deeper Look at GMOs With Mark Lynas

Donald Carr | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

The attention Lynas's "conversion" brought made him an in-demand speaker for agriculture-related groups. The following interview focuses on Lynas's current interactions with American farmers and his thoughts on other aspects of the GMO debate.

The Government Is Revising The Definition Of Farming

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do an...

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.

Hawaii Is Not the Hawaii I Knew

Joni Kamiya | Posted 03.13.2015 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

On Sunday's Star Advertiser, the headline story was that the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry. This is the very industry t...

Uber, Airbnb, and the Food System: How We Can Make Local Food More Affordable

Jennifer Goggin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Jennifer Goggin

How can we move food more directly from local farms to the end consumer, ensuring that a greater number of people are able to afford these fresh, healthy products?

Top of the Food Chain: How Women Are Helping Each Other Lead the Food and Farming Sector

Kathleen Frith | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Kathleen Frith

The fact that men, almost without exception, led the environmental movement came somewhat as a surprise to me. I had formed the false assumption that conservation work was one area that naturally offered more equitable women leadership. It still doesn't.

5 Reasons to Reach for Farm-Fresh (Pasture-Raised) Eggs Every Time

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Posted 04.12.2015 | Taste
Eileen Gordon Chiarello

For all of us who do judge a yolk by its color, here are five reasons to pledge permanent allegiance to pasture-raised eggs.

Big Data Farm

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.12.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Welcome to the wonderful world of Big Data! Big Data is big! Really, really, really big! Major corporations like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are already using Big Data to control, we mean improve, our lives. This tutorial will teach you all you need to know to get in on the fun and profit.

Bone Broth: More Important Than a Passing Trend

Jennifer Goggin | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Goggin

At first glance, this is a trend easy to mock.

One Of The Most Effective Ways To Fight Hunger In Developing World Is To Build Better Roads: Study

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are amon...

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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | Green
LuxEco Living

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