I was twenty-four years old before I really became aware that growing seasons existed.
How do you change human behavior, a difficult proposition in itself, let alone when a big problem is largely invisible to the public eye? When it c...
This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...
Poultry, dairy and eggs are produced in an industrialized system that values profit and "economic efficiency" over food safety, animal welfare or fairness for farmers.
Before I started farming, I had little idea that non-profits like Berkshire Grown existed all over the nation, supporting small farms in ways that, unfortunately, state and federal governments are currently not set up to do.
Isn't it time that all of us educate ourselves on how we can best fuel our bodies to live long, healthy, loving, positive, creative lives?
In our highly connected and virtual day and age, food has found its way to social media, or rather; social media has found food.
I don't feel guilty about using packaged foods because I choose them carefully by reading labels.
Lawmakers in San Francisco introduced a bill that would tax sugary beverages at two cents per ounce. The estimated $31 million in annual revenue would go to local health programs. It didn't take long for Big Soda to respond in the way it knows best: by setting up a front group.
Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. But he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by the biotech industry.
Whether Farmed and Dangerous is a successful marketing ploy for Chipotle depends on just how unbelievable Big Ag has become.
You don't need an acre, you don't even need outdoor space, all you need is some seeds, a little sunshine, water and a touch of optimism.
One frequent refrain we've heard is that no U.S. company will ever ship chicken to China for processing because it doesn't make economic sense. Well guess what? It clearly does make economic sense because this process is already being used for U.S. seafood.
That's right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.
Canadians tend to be nicer than Americans -- more candor, less snark. There's some exceptions, but then there's Canadians like Ontario's Angela Liddo...
An unconscionable amount of food is wasted around the globe. Here's a look. (Sporkist/Flickr) The amount of food we waste is enough to ma...
Family farmers are more than food producers. They are stewards of biodiversity, climate change fighters, and entrepreneurs, boosting local economies. To help them do their multiple jobs better, we need to invest more in family farmers, small and large.
They educate us on how to make changes on a personal level, through eating more wild foods, and on an institutional level, through developing knowledge and awareness of agricultural sustainability.
Food inspections in our highly consolidated food system are vital, because once a problem gets into the food supply, it can be weeks before it's detected. So why do some in Congress support a new measure to deregulate meat inspections that could be implemented in the near future?
We Americans, living in the land of fast-food drive-throughs and cardboard tomatoes for some time now, are starting to gain an appreciation for high-q...