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Mario Batali: "Listen To What The Earth And Scientists And Farmers Are Telling Us" About Our Food

Mario Batali in The Wall Street Journal | MARIO BATALI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What lies ahead in the future of food? I don't think we'll be eating high-tech food pills anytime soon, thankfully. But with problems like collapsing ...

Mindful Eating In The 21st Century: Interview With Chef Dan Barber (LIVE VIDEO)

Krista Tippett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Krista Tippett

As part of the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, Krista Tippett interviews chef Dan Barber, a game-changing voice of the farm-to-table movement. Live stream of the interview begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Incentives to Save the Planet - Part 1

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

For better or worse, environmentalists have the same task that economists do: in order to bring about sustainable behavior on the part of businesses,...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Bun Lai, Chef and Sustainable Sushi Guru

Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Mo...

Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Last week, Wal-Mart made news when it launched sustainable agriculture goals, for both the U.S. and emerging markets, focused on regional food systems.

The Most Important Race You Never Heard Of

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

One of the most important races is getting very little coverage, even though it affects every single person in my home state and indeed the US in very personal ways.

Africa must feed itself

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The MDG Advocates

Africa Must Feed Itself BY DR. AKIN ADESINA, DR. WANGARI MAATHAI AND DR. GRAÇA MACHEL Africa is rising. The 2010 Ibrahim Index of African Governan...

The Bad Three Are Worse Than You've Heard: Here's Why

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

If these three measures pass, local and state government will experience such a precipitous decline in funding that you can expect to see boarded-up shops, laid off teachers, and potholes by the thousands across the state of Colorado.

Reversing The Secularization Of Eating

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

We are in desperate need of reconnecting our eating with the sacred. Conveniently, our religious traditions are equipped with tools and traditions for just such a reconsideration: Ramadan, Yom Kippur, the Sabbath, the Eucharist...

Weekly Mulch: Would You Eat Bugs to Fight Climate Change?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Maybe it's time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politic...

Food Safety We Need More Than a Band Aid

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

As the egg recall fades, I took a look at exactly what went on? Reality is. has anything really changed is anything going to change? Or as I fear it will be buisiness as usual?

Don't Walk on Egg Shells When It Comes to Food Safety

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fedele Bauccio

Our egg industry is an emblem of industrialized animal agribusiness -- a system that jeopardizes the health of American consumers each and every day, institutionally abuses animals, and pollutes our seas and waterways.

Connecting With The Sacred Through Fasting: Could It Solve The U.S. Food Crisis?

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

Fasting is a non-rational abstinence. It is not the abstinence of the lactose intolerant, who forgoes milk because it will make her ill; it is the abstinence of the Hindu, who forgoes milk because it will damage his soul.

Bill Clinton Puts Influential Muscle Behind Agricultural Production in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

BioTek's Regine Simon Barjon with Former President of the United States, co-chair of the IHRC, and UN Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton at the Dar...

Green News Report: August 26, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Aid slowly...

Green News Report: August 24, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Egg-gregio...

Safer Food Comes From a Fair System: Why Denver Citizens Should Care About USDA/DOJ hearings in Ft. Collins This Week

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

The egg recall is an example of why the consolidation of our food supply puts consumers at risk and why I am such a proponent of local, sustainable food producers.

Green News Report: August 19, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: IN TODAY'S...

Fire and Ice

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Walker

Fire and ice? Not so nice. But neither is flooding or famine or any of the possible ramifications of living in an over-consuming, over-populated and over-heated world.

You Are What You Invest: Achieving Joyful Sustainability (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

We are living and spending in a way that can no longer be supported by the earth. We've exhausted her. It hurts the beauty in our lives and the beauty of the planet.

What Is the Future of U.S. Agriculture?

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

How does the state of our agriculture today compare to 20 years ago? I had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D., chief scientist at The Organic Center.

U.S. Scientific Establishment Throws Down Gauntlet to Big Ag

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

I don't often find much to cheer about when I read the food and farming news, but a new report from the influential National Research Council on the future of U.S. farming had me reaching for my pom-poms.

Fifteen minutes of undeserved fame in Port-au-Prince

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Peter Costantini ~ Seattle A few days ago, while browsing Le Nouvelliste, the venerable French-language paper published in Port-au-Prince, I was...

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: The Kids Want Kale

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

The children at Bronx Prep are clamoring for vegetables. Not fries soaked in hot sauce from the Chinese take-out across the street.