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Americans Don't Want Farm Work, Despite Economy

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

VISALIA, Calif. — It's a question rekindled by the recession: Are immigrants taking jobs away from American citizens? In the heart of the nation...

Colbert, Immigrant Farm Workers Challenge Pundits And Unemployed To 'Take Our Jobs'

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

SAN FRANCISCO — In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, farm workers are teaming up with comedian Stephen Colbert to challenge unemployed ...

Brooklyn Farms, Then and Now

Matthew Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Wills

In 1879, Queens and Kings Counties were the top two counties in market garden production in the U.S. As late as 1959, Kings Country produced 325,324 gallons of milk from 147 cows.

Seven Farms In New York City

Metromix New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Summer's freshest bounty is just a subway ride away. Here's the express track on where to get them...

Sustainable Food, Sustainable Faith

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

Food is now largely produced by huge corporate, industrialized farms hundreds or thousands of miles away from consumers. As our relationship to food dramatically changes, faith traditions are speaking up.

I Am a Shepherd

Susan Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Gibbs

What I want to say when people ask me what I do, what I like to say and what feels like the truest answer is, "I'm a shepherd."

Farm Stands of Salem County, NJ

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

It is curious how we travel to far-away places to rent a car and turn down a country lane to get close to the "real" wherever. Yet, we rarely get int...

Venezuela's 'Animal Farm'

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Venezuela has carried out more than 800 expropriations across industries and involving all sorts of property. Hugo Chavez must be revealed as the petty authoritarian and enemy of individual rights that he is.

I'm Going To A Sheep Butchering Party

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

This weekend I'll be attending a Greenhorns event in upstate New York called the Hogget Cook Off. It's the first of a two-day event that centers aroun...

UPDATE: 500 Words for Change in America

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

**UPDATE** Coming down to the wire with 24 hrs to go, the Slow Money idea has jumped 6 places to the 14th spot on the list - only 4 more to go to be ...

Haiti's Tomorrow May Be Rooted In Trees, Fertilizer

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.

Eating Animals: Why Eating Matters

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

If ever there was a book that could profoundly affect our lives at the most fundamental level, this one is it.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

We Can't Reform Health Care without Reforming Food

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

Without any real changes in how our food is produced, the health care system will continue to bloat and fall apart. Not unlike the insides of an average American body.

A Change of Circumstance

Amelia Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amelia Fleetwood

For all the farmy fantasies one cooks up, the truth is, nothing beats funny friends in loud cafes, good art shows, beautiful people to look at, fabulous dinners, pavements and parks.

10 Things We Should Teach Every Kid About Food

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

We must find creative ways to reintroduce food in its broadest sense to children's everyday activities, starting with school, in order to close the knowledge gap between farm and plate.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Mr. Smith Plays the Farm Card

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Right from the start, Mr. Smith works hard to make "good food" advocates out to be a powerful force hellbent on destroying our abundant food system.

Farm Runoff Pollutes Drinking Water, Sickening People Nationwide

nytimes.com | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Morrison, more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff within a few months, according to local officials. As parasites and bacteria see...

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

If Pets Are Protected From Animal Abuse, Why Not Farm Animals?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most people know NFL quarterback Michael Vick jeopardized his career and went to prison for violating animal cruelty laws. What they likely don't real...

Wind Farms Can Appear Sinister To The Weatherman

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Wind farms have been blamed for disrupting the lives of birds, bats and, most recently, the land-bound sage grouse. Now the...

Killing Chickens At Home: Would You Do It? (PHOTOS)

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Makenna Goodman, Chelsea Green Publishing Last night, we had fourteen people over for dinner. And they wanted chicken. Good thing we h...

Is Whole Foods Losing Its Sustainable Luster?

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Whole Foods' very presence in small regional markets undermines established relationships between regional food retailers and suppliers, including farmers, processors and related service providers.

Dear Julia Child, We Need You!

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

I wonder how the rising popularity of cooking networks and shows about cooking has contributed to the migration of eating away from the home.