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TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets in Africa

Michael Hoevel | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Michael Hoevel

This time last year, President Obama announced at the G8 Summit a new initiative aimed at increasing responsible investment in African agriculture and driving sustainable agricultural productivity increases to improve livelihoods and reduce risks for smallholder farmers.

Local Farming Void? Military Veterans Are Answer

Zester Daily | Posted 07.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Recently returned from protecting U.S. interests overseas and having traded in their fatigues for overalls, hundreds of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are now committed to growing organic produce and selling it to local communities from Seattle to Florida.

Where There's Dirt, There's Life

Alison Cayne | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

People want to connect with food again and care about making food for themselves and the people they love.

Drones May Revolutionize Farming, Experts Say

Posted 05.20.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/20/2013 11:33 AM EDT on LiveScience SAN MATEO, Calif. — The word "drone" tends to conjure ...

The Garden Pool: A Sustainable Oasis in a Suburban Desert

Dark Rye | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

From an empty swimming pool to a movement.

The Source Project and Modern Agriculture in India

Food Politic | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Food Politic

How is it possible that we have moved from a free system that enhances our environment to a costly system that destroys our environment?

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of...

Toward an Intelligent Discussion of Farm Support

Jason Evans | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Jason Evans

Are all farm support dollars wisely spent? No. Should Congress revisit current Farm Bill programs to find new efficiencies? Yes.

Farm Bill Fiasco: What Now?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

After months of extensions and some breathtaking backdoor dealing, it's time to ask: What are we -- and our rapidly eroding farmlands -- getting out of the bargains being cut between a handful of legislators and the powerful agribusiness lobby?

Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.

WATCH: Why This Woman Calls Getting Laid Off The Best Thing That's Ever Happened

Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Vonita Murray says that getting laid off from her architecture job was the best thing that's ever happened to her. It gave her a chance to re-evalu...

'Shallow Loss' Is a Loser of a Program

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Buried deep inside the $950 billion farm bill soon to come before the House and Senate agriculture committees is a policy proposal that easily ranks among the most misbegotten welfare-for-the-wealthy efforts ever to spring from the banks of the Potomac.

Urban Agriculture in Delhi: Thousands of Invisible Farmers

Joseph Redwood-Martinez | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Joseph Redwood-Martinez

The local authorities also regularly bulldoze the farmers' houses, constantly displacing them and preventing the farmers from cultivating the banks of the Yamuna. They are treated as a population who is just occupying a piece of land and doing no good for the city.

Civilization Shift

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Large landowners and agribusinesses in the West have been corrupting the county, state, and federal governments. They siphon off billions of dollars of public subsidies while they cannibalize the family farmers and wreck the communities and ecology of rural America.

Fäviken: The Meal as a Ceremony

Dark Rye | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Chef Magnus Nilsson, of Fäviken - arguably the most isolated, serious restaurant on the planet -takes hyper-localism to an almost absurd level. What he doesn't forage, he grows in a lantern-lit root cellar and his own vegetable garden.

How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 2 -- The Rainforest Alliance

Adam Pesce | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Adam Pesce

Coffee production worldwide accounts for over 30 million acres of land use -roughly the size of England - giving the coffee industry a lot of space to either harm or benefit the environment. And for too long, coffee producers unknowingly chose the path of harm.

An Earth Day Note for Farmers

Jason Evans | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jason Evans

Like all entrepreneurs, though, the farmer has a bottom line to maintain and a tendency to view government regulation as a barrier to progress and profit. And, who would blame them?

This Is One Of The Best Jobs In Cuba

The Pulitzer Center | Kassondra Cloos | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green

By Kassondra Cloos for The Pulitzer Center The farmers pour in after sunrise and leave before sunset. The workday is one to two hours shorter than ...

A Warning About Our Food Supply

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It serves no purpose to live in fear but there are common sense signs that suggests the weather is impacting our food supply.

The Call of the CSA

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York
Liz Neumark

Just Food has been working on New York City CSAs since 1996 -- and in that time has established over 100 CSAs throughout the city.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

Pioneers in Sustainable Food Show We Can Eat Well and Protect Environment

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People are starting to realize that if we change the way we eat, we can change the way the food system works. We can grow food that is good for our health, good for our communities, and good for the planet. The winners of the Growing Green Awards are showing us how.

In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Tim McCully | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Tim McCully

We never thought implementing the Victims' and Land Restitution Law would be easy, but failure to implement it will mean thousands of farmers left vulnerable to attack, with no land to farm or feed the nation.

What Are the BRICS Building in Africa?

Ian Scoones | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ian Scoones

To understand the new encounters in development cooperation brought by the BRICS and others, we have to get to grips with the details, and the cultural, social and political relations at play, as well as the wider political economy that structures such engagements.