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Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Part of Your Complete Breakfast!

Erica Wides | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Erica Wides

What is breakfast cereal? No, I'm asking you, you tell me. What's the first thing you think of when I ask you that question, the first mental image th...

The Year of Buying Locally

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

No matter how you look at it, the food system that is responsible for 98 percent of the food produced in the U.S. needs a good hard tweaking. Where, then, do we begin to fix it? This is where 2014 comes in!

WATCH: Does PETA Go Too Far In This Slaughterhouse Video?

Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has released a shocking video that chronicles the terrible journey of a turkey at the slaughterhouse. Only in this...

Why I Can't Raise a $1 Cheeseburger

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

How can we really know what's 'expensive' or 'cheap' until we recognize that grass-fed and grain-fed beef are distinctly different products? Here, a professional farmer redefines the term 'Value Meal.'

The Arsenic in Your Chicken

Chris Hunt | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Chris Hunt

Why would anyone feed arsenic to chickens? Last week, a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future provided further evidence of the risks associated with arsenicals in animal agriculture. It's an entirely unnecessary threat to public health.

The Emperors of Rural America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hundreds of scientists and dozens of laboratories devoted to serving large farmers. The country's 65 public agricultural universities do the bidding of large farmers.

WATCH: Lamb Butchering Robots Are Both Terrifying And Amazing

Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

We would very much like to insist that no vegetarians, vegans or others similarly sensitive to meat processing watch this video. (Go watch this one ab...

The Last Diet You Will Ever Need

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Each of us has the capacity to make the small changes in our lives that will create big changes in our food landscape, our agriculture and even our government policies.

Joel Salatin: Folks, This Ain't Normal

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Salatin advised us all to start growing something -- anything, even on a small patio or windowsill. If we can't grow anything, he said, then we should come to the farmers markets and buy from our local farmers.

Does 'Artisan' Mean Anything Anymore?

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home

Does the word "artisan" even mean anything anymore? USA Today ran a great piece today about how the word has been co-opted by major food brands that a...

Feeding Our Families and Our Farmers

Mike Callicrate | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home
Mike Callicrate

In the last 30 years, 90 percent of our pork producers, more than 80 percent of our dairymen, and more than 40 percent of our ranchers have been driven out of business. Is this what we want?

Will The Food Safety Bill Make Food Safe?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The FDA enforcement pattern has been to ignore, placate or make a deal with the giants, and then turn around and pick on the growers it can outsize and intimidate -- the medium and small ones.

The Case of the Missing Agricultural Middle

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The recent debate among food writers on the NYT and Grist magazine highlighted a glaring problem, one that concerns not only our food system but also our advocacy for a better one: The middle is going missing, and no one's speaking up for it.

Green News Report -- March 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

Ten Minutes with: Food, Inc.'s Robert Kenner

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

What's in your hamburger? Having beaten out Michael Jackson's: This is It in DVD sales on Amazon.com, the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc. garne...

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.

Tech, Science Make Thanksgiving Food On Assembly-Lines

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Whether you're talking turkey, cranberries or potatoes, industrial-scale processes have been developed to drive down food costs, drive up corporate pr...

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.

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.

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.

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.

Guess Who's Controlling Our Food Supply

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

It is hard to understand how a handful of companies have amassed so much control over food ingredients found in an estimated 75 percent of processed foods in America's supermarkets.