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101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Family Farmers + You

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

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.

Markets Bring Greens to Consumers, Greenbelts to Cities, Green to Farmers

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities across the country, the end of summer brings throngs to the revived urban famers markets that have become part of the quality of life of many neighborhoods.

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.

The Naked Cowboy for A Greener Apple (NYC)

Pamela French | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York
Pamela French

Yesterday morning, I luckily ran (rather biked) into an old friend -- The Naked Cowboy. So, hot off the City's streets -- The Naked Cowboy tells all, about how he would make New York "A Greener Apple."

Going Once, Going Thrice

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The Heirloom Vegetable Auction at Sotheby's proved a great point. That you can take a fancy food item, elevate it to center stage in one of the most exclusive venues in NYC and people will amaze you by doing great selfless deeds.

Healthy Bodegas Inititative and Red Jacket Orchards Bring Local Produce to Bodegas

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cathy Erway

cross-posted from Not Eating Out in New York It's summer. There's produce, plenty of it local. It's coming to supermarkets, restaurants and Greenmark...