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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 system ...

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 global food insec...

See the Seeds of Change Grown by One Bronx Woman

NationSwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

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

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
ADST

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.

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 space...

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.