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.
The area's deep-rooted agricultural heritage has meshed with kitchen savvy to make Saugerties a stomping ground for culinary geeks. If that's not enough to entice you, Jimmy Fallon was raised here and locals couldn't be prouder or more pleased to chat about their hometown boy.
Industrial and former industrial cities, many on or near the Fresh Coast, have been pursuing extremely innovative strategies to deal with the impact of manufacturing job losses.
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.
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...
The first time I used the phrase "I am a citizen of the world" publicly, it was as a junior faculty member during a somewhat heated academic debate fo...
I think we should stop food stamps completely. It's not that I don't think the government should be feeding people, it's that I wouldn't call the op...
Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.
by Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese-fl...
Her family owns the legendary Bauers Hotels in Venice and her mother may as well be the city's godmother. We've known Olimpia for a decade, since she was a teenager, and have hung out with her in New York and in Venice. We can't think of a more chic and lovely guide than the real-life Eloise of Venice.
Sustainable agriculture can help bring cities down to earth, to a deeper commitment to the ecology and economy of the surrounding countryside on which they depend.
For communities in Caquetá, Colombia, growing cacao beans--the main component of chocolate--is one of the few income-generating uses of forest land that does not damage the environment or support illicit industries.
For those with an appetite for stimulating their wits and their senses, film and food make a perfect pairing: they feed both the body and the brain. Attendees of Culinary Cinema at the Berlinale (Berlin's annual film festival) are treated to a week's immersion in films about food and food with their films.
Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.
Hello! We are Liz and Scout, and we're excited to help announce the launch of HuffPost Gay Voices' new LGBT Wellness page, the destination to catch great blog posts and news about what wellness means to our communities.
Pockets of civic-minded people across the United States are choosing to use the power of gardening to drive change in their cities and neighborhoods.