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Food Production

Consumers Want Food Companies To Pull Back The Curtain

Charlie Arnot | Posted 11.19.2015 | Taste
Charlie Arnot

Most consumers have no direct link to agriculture and food production, unlike past generations. As a result, food producers must commit to communicating the ethical foundation of their work.

The New Global Leader, Part X: Dana Bentia, and the Sensuous Pageantry of Slow Food

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
O'Brien Browne

Dana's passion is food and our senses with a mission of showing how the richness of our multi-sensory environments and the multitude of our everyday i...

A Secretive Trade Group Is Regulating What's In Your Food

Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn & Chris Young | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Ingredients created by food companies flavor what Americans eat each day — everything from juice drinks and potato chips to ice cream and canned soups. They give Cheetos their addictive cheesy taste and help distinguish Jolly Ranchers from other fruit-flavored candies.

Climate Change: Notley's Unexpected Ally in Growth

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If Alberta premier-designate Rachel Notley is looking to wean her province's economy from its oil addiction, she may find that climate change, ironically enough, turns into an unexpected ally.

Are Industrial Farms Also to Blame for America's Drought?

Chris Hunt | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green
Chris Hunt

If there is a silver lining to be found in the devastating California drought, it's that many more Americans are finally thinking about where and how their food is grown.

One Week and Light-Years of Progress

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

What happens when you unite three remarkable women with unstoppable drive and insurmountable energy? You yield a plan, 22 acres of land, invaluable connections, and progress of considerable magnitude.

Study: Climate Change Could Cause Big Drop In Food Production

Reuters | Chris Arsenault | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

ROME, Dec 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrig...

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

Want a Better Food System? Then Get Your Hands Dirty

Zester Daily | Posted 11.16.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Be curious. Ask thoughtful questions and search for meaningful answers.

Supermarket Superstar: Food Business and Reality TV

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Fabio Parasecoli

The show allows the audience a glimpse of the brutality of the food business, beyond the romanticism that often surrounds the sector. Beyon that, however, anybody working in the food business would understand the shows lives in the realm of fantasy.

We're All in This Together

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

I've always known that we'd never save the cheetah without addressing the real needs of the human communities that live alongside it. It's now becoming clear that the same tactics that we've been using to save cheetahs might also possibly save the world.

What China Should Learn From America's Hot Dogs

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

The industrialization of the American meat system has inarguably resulted in cheap hot dogs. But at what price? China should think hard about the consequences that will likely flow from adopting the U.S. factory farming model.

How to Meet the World's Food Needs in 2030

David Donnan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
David Donnan

For global food companies, there's a chance to make a positive commercial and social impact over the next ten years while adjusting to the "new normal" in the food industry. What innovations might we see from the food industry?

From Superbugs to Sustainability: a Fifth-Generation Producer's Mission to Raise Pigs without Antibiotics

Russ Kremer | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Russ Kremer

With this award, I continue to share my life's purpose to educate, demonstrate, and evangelize the need for sustainable food systems that public health first. There's no greater joy than to give life to these new models of hope.

You and Your Terrifying Orange Juice

Mark Morford | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Mark Morford

Few humans on earth fully grasp the scale and scope of America's dystopian industrial food production systems anymore, much less how those mega-systems are bleeding over to the rest of the world and changing not only what and how we eat, but how we think about food.

Birds Eye's Bull's-eye

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Edward Flattau

Three square feet of growing space is estimated to produce 180 pounds of fresh vegetables a year, and researchers at Columbia University concluded a 30-story building could theoretically provide enough produce for 50,000 people.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.

To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Unorthodox Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.

Best Day of the Year

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

It was Year 2 of the Best Day of the Year -- the one spent going to the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine -- and it was this past weekend.

Uniting To End Hunger On The Olympic Stage

Anja Tranovich | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Anja Tranovich

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics. Each year, the avera...