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Sustainable Agriculture

In Ethiopia, a Hunger for Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Stella Salvo

There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.

Compost: To Turn Or Not To Turn

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

Anyone who has passively nurtured a pile (i.e. just let it sit there) knows that it can take months, if not years, for a mini mountain of food scraps and landscaping waste to become luscious black gold.

Could the Future of Farming Come from Thinking Inside the Box?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

Farm from a Box, which has been 3 years in the making, came from their personal passion to find a different and sustainable way to reinvent food aid particularly in areas where natural resources, infrastructure and technology are scarce.

The C-Word: Why Compromise Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word In Agriculture

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

It's not acceptable to fail to grow enough food to meet demand, but neither is it acceptable to cripple already stressed ecosystems and water sources with substances that are known to be harmful.

Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact


Shooting Guns and Eating Vegetables

Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD

Last year, I shot a gun for the first time. I went to Montana for an "adventure getaway" filled with shooting clays, hunting pheasant, fly fishing a...

Here's What Climate Change Could Do To Your Diet

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

Humans have been domesticating plants and animals for over 10,000 years, enabling our population to grow to over 7 billion people. Farmers around...

Hackathon Challenges Developers to Make a Difference in Agriculture

Brian Milne | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Brian Milne

Drought one year. Flooding the next. If we’ve learned anything in the agriculture industry in recent years, it’s that climate change...

4 Food Frontiers That Could Change the World

Sierra | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green

Food is reaching new heights -- literally. The vertical farming movement is bringing agriculture to the tops of skyscraper greenhouses, and NASA is taking it up into space.

How California's Hmong Farmers Are Surviving The Drought

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.06.2015 | Media

New York Times: ‘The Changing Face Of California Agriculture For the Hmong farmers of California’s Central Valley, th...

Climate Listening Project Film on Sustainable Agriculture Premiered with Praise During Climate Week

Seth Leitman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Seth Leitman

My friend and colleague Dayna Regerro is one of my producers at Green Living Guy Productions who has gotten me interviews with people like Woody Harrelson for Step Forward Paper (a company using 85 percent wheat straw for paper) or on others.

Urban Farming Hits The Roof

XPRIZE | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green

While some of the press about the rise of urban farming suggests that it's merely the province of hipsters, the truth is that done correctly and at scale, it can be a sustainable, and ultimately profitable use of valuable city space that can bring farmers and shoppers much closer together.

Farmers Are the Musicians of the Earth

Joni Kamiya | Posted 09.15.2015 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

Longevity runs in our genes and a few weeks ago, our family celebrated the 100th birthday of a great uncle. As part of his birthday celebration, we were treated to an Okinawan taiko performance.

Can Index Insurance Protect Poor Farmers Against Climate Change Risks?

Gloria Grandolini | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Gloria Grandolini

Insuring crops against unforeseen weather events is a standard practice among farmers in rich countries. Traditional insurance is either unavailable or is very expensive in many developing countries, leaving small farmers particularly vulnerable.

Can We End Hunger in the Next 15 Years?

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal -- or rather, goals -- are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years and, can we do it?

3 Foods That Won't Survive Minor Climate Changes

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist If you believe in thermometers, you should believe in global warming. And if you believe in eating f...

Parts of Drought-Stricken California Are Sinking

XPRIZE | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green

As the state thirstily sucks groundwater from underground aquifers, especially to keep its massive agriculture industry operational, the people up above are feeling the ramifications and are beginning to crack -- literally -- under the pressure.

The Problem With Dogfish

Amy Hubbard | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Amy Hubbard

What we're actually doing when we import all of our fish in and ship what we catch oversees based on popular demand (like dogfish to England) is to strengthen the disconnect between fisherman and the lay eater.

America's Local Farms: A Healthy Food Economy

Rep. Matt Cartwright | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rep. Matt Cartwright

Enjoy this harvest season. If you have not already done so, please visit your local farmers' market before summer ends. Meet your neighbors, make new friends, and buy tasty, nutritious food. A healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system is possible. We can make it happen.

We Are Literally Farming Ourselves Out of Food

Joel K. Bourne, Jr. | Posted 07.29.2015 | World
Joel K. Bourne, Jr.

In order to feed the estimated 9.6 billion people expected to be living on Earth by 2050, agriculture experts predict we'll need to increase food supplies by 70 to 110 percent, or as World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta said in 2010, "We'll have to learn to produce as much food in the next four decades as we have since the beginning of civilization."

Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier

Hugh Locke | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Hugh Locke

One-third of the world's 7.3 billion people are smallholder farmers and their families who produce nearly 70 percent of all food consumed worldwide on 60 percent of the planet's arable land. For what sounds like a major part of the global economy, you would expect these farmers to be relatively well off and financially secure. But they aren't. In fact, they represent the majority of the poorest and hungriest people on earth.

Researchers Discover a Protein-Packed Superfood That Tastes Just Like Bacon

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.

Original Unverpackt: Zero Waste (VIDEO) | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green

Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) is a Berlin-based supermarket which demonstrates one very simple way we can cut down on the amount of waste we produce in our day to day lives.

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

Boots and Suits Converge at Salinas AgTech Summit

Brian Milne | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology
Brian Milne

With investment in the space at an all-time high, ag tech events are popping up in cities from San Francisco to New York.