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.
I had never seen fresh baked frozen cookies marketed in the freezer aisle before and I was intrigued (maybe a little skeptical), but I'm so glad I tried 'em.
After weeks of nonstop hustle to maintain a tight interview schedule, we had decided that the stories collected from the drive home would have to find us. Sure enough, one quickly did.
With all the nutrition misinformation out there, one would expect Jane Brody and The New York Times to be more careful about relying on an "expert source" with ties to the biggest agricultural and food companies in the world to debunk health myths.
The following three women not only started businesses that benefit the masses, they also used their pregnancy and maternity leave to hone their big ideas and transform them into reality.
Recently, a teacher told me she had been talking to parents about the importance of serving their children organic food at school. The parents adamantly disagreed. Their reason? "We don't want our kids to be snobs."
Organic is how Morrison eats. "When I was growing up, my mother produced all the vegetables we ever ate. She put a lot of food by for the winter, canning and freezing." He and his wife Sonja keep that tradition alive for themselves and Morrison's three daughters. "We don't have much occasion to eat food that isn't organic."
As a series we've covered a number of urban farms, it's a subject that's near and dear to our hearts as urbanites. Farms in the city, and particularl...
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.
In 2012, health care saw dramatic changes on major fronts: advances in patient care, important scientific discoveries, and perhaps most dramatically, in policy. Let's take a selective glimpse at some of 2012's key health stories.
Pick up a pack of beef or a carton of eggs in any supermarket and the chances are the label will proudly display a bucolic farm scene and one of a range of positive sounding claims -- usually implying that the food is produced with animal welfare or the environment in mind.
In a Tacoma holding pattern, waiting for Lee's return from sailing across the Pacific, I continued seeking out American heroes who are making changes in food quality.
Amelia Gonzalez and Arcelia Gallardo figured out how to combine the legacies of their Mesoamerican ancestors with a passion for Latino culture, arts and business.
In a busy and adventurous life, I've never found any activity that so efficiently concentrates most of what human beings need to be healthy and happy. Gardening is indispensable. It elevates.
Where is democracy emerging that's vital, engaging, and empowering enough actually to get to the root of needless hunger?
As I write this post, I face a steep mountain. I don't mean the kind you have to climb. I mean the kind you have to sauté, bake, roast, chop, stir, mash and shop for. I'm talking about Christmas dinner, the "traditional" Christmas dinner that my mother made for fifty-some years.