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Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

If You're Doing This to Your Nuts, Stop It!

Kim D'Eon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Taste
Kim D'Eon

I'm going to share a quick checklist of foods that you might be surprised to learn belong in your fridge. In a nutshell (see how I did that) these foods include anything that contains oil.

Kauai Official in Switzerland Urges Syngenta to Drop Lawsuit Blocking Enforcement of GMO Pesticide Law; Syngenta Replies, 'There Is No Lawsuit'

Judah Freed | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Judah Freed

At the annual shareholders meeting of the Syngenta Corporation in Basel, Switzerland, Kauai County Council member Gary Hooser urged the transnational chemical giant to withdraw from its lawsuit against the Hawaiian island county.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2015 | Taste

They've got protein, people!

Garden Fantasies Done Right: A Time for Planning

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

January is a useful time to think about your garden in a more calculated, less impulse-driven manner. The snow in your garden provides a clean slate of possibilities, and the fact that you can't act on any of ephemeral ideas for a few months allows you time to consider your choices more in-depth.

6 Superseeds To Sprinkle On Everything This Year

Epicurious | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

Never have such tiny foods packed such a nutritious punch.

From Broccoli Leaves to Kalettes, New Vegetables to Cook and Grow in 2015

Susie Middleton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste
Susie Middleton

I get pretty excited about new vegetable varieties.

Where The Hell Do Sesame Seeds Come From, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Taste

Open... sesame!

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Protecting Seeds and Their Stories: The Sacred in Everyday Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

These stories of the soul are part of our human history, our spiritual and mythic heritage that has nourished us with the sacred meaning of life -- as real as grains ground into flour.

7 Super Seeds With Big Health Benefits

SELF | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Suddenly, seeds are everywhere -- beverages, bars, you name it. For little guys, seeds are nutritional powerhouses. But which ones deliver the health and body benefits you crave most? Some help. Tell us how you enjoy your super seeds in the comment section below!

Planting the Seeds for Greater African Harvests

Ramadhani Abdallah Noor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

Africa does have the potential to feed the world. But to do so, we need both increase productivity and improve basic nutrition and health.

Mozambican Peasants vs. the Great African Land Grab

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Under the surface, investments all too often uproot lives and livelihoods for those who depend on small-scale farming, fishing and pastoralism -- more than 70 percent of the population in the case of Mozambique.

A Visit to the Seed Library

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Liz Neumark

One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed, "I really don't care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds."

Preparing Our Seeds for a New Year

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week we will enter the Hebrew month of Ellul, a time traditionally dedicated to preparation for the re-birthing that waits us in one month - Rosh Hashana, the New Year.

Seeds Mean Freedom: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

19 Healthy Essentials You Need On Your Grocery List

Kim D'Eon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim D'Eon

Cooking tasty and healthy meals from scratch is easy and can be super-quick if you're set up and ready to go. The key to success is having your kitchen stocked to rock.

This Year's Peas

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

OK, peas and I, we go a long way back. We've had our good year (somewhere around 2003) and our bad years (too many to name). We've fought rabbits an...

Commemorating the International Day of Peasant Struggle

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Sadly, yet not unlike the inception of many commemorative days, the events that inspired the first International Day of Peasant Struggle were soaked with blood.

Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Frances Moore Lappe

What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

Kale Seeds With Your Morning Cup-a-joe

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

Will and Wyatt Roscoe, founders of Seedtabs, a new sustainable agricultural startup want to turn us all into garden geeks. As a longtime plant-a-holic, I say, bring it!

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

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.