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Sustainable Farming

This Is An Unlikely Use For Cow Poop

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, make lemonade. When a cow gives you manure... make clean water? That's the result of new technology t...

Farm to Fork Across America: Farmer Wendy Baroli and Chef Mark Estee Bridge the Sustainable Meat Gap in Reno

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Back in the day, slaughtering, butchering/fabricating and packaging was done at the same place... but not anymore. Today, this process can be a logistical nightmare of additional issues for the farmer.

Kurt Russell: The Star of Winemaking

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Kurt Russell -- you know his movies but do you know his wine? Labeled as "Gogi," it's not about his celebrity; it's about producing distinctive and...

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

A Story of Success in a Land of War

Roots of Peace | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt may not be the place we would choose to grow up or build our livelihood, but Afghanistan is also where, with a little assistance, Haji was able to succeed.

What Sustainable Islands Teach Us

Kyle Datta | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Kyle Datta

How can humanity manage someday to support more than 9 billion lives on one small planet -- an island floating in an ocean of space -- without destroying the environment? Can our energy systems operate solely on renewable energy and still be affordable? Can we truly feed ourselves from local agriculture and maintain the diets of developed countries?

Can Trash Fish Make It in the Midwest?

Paul Fehribach | Posted 05.16.2013 | Chicago
Paul Fehribach

Each time we choose to eat an underutilized species instead of an Atlantic salmon or an over-fished cod, swordfish, or bluefin tuna, we give these stressed populations a break and discover anew the possibilities in our oceans and lakes.

(Nearly) Unlimited Food

XPRIZE | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

By Ramez Naam This is Part Two of a five-part series by Ramez Naam, Singularity University Adjunct Faculty, exploring the power of innovation to boost...

Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Learning about factory farming doesn't mean that you have to become a vegetarian, or raw foodist who survives on flax seeds. It's about finding a balance that works for you and your family.

Sustainability: Going Beyond the Buzz

Intent | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

For the sake of you health, your children's health, and for environmental health, our food systems need to be realigned with principles that focus on long-term sustainability. That process starts with you asking the right questions.

RYE-sing Above G.M.O.'s

Rachel Levine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Food
Rachel Levine

The use of genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.'s, or GE's) is a hot and volatile topic in the world of sustainable farming. Nordic Breads, however, is taking a stand -- and leading the revolt with rye.

Modern-Day Cowboys Create An Unexpected Food Source

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 02.16.2013 | San Francisco

FRIANT, Calif. — Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved ...

Meat Hooked: A New Kind of Butcher

Natasha Del Toro | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Natasha Del Toro

With dreadlocks and a tattoo on his arm, Jamal Bedeau stands at the chopping block at Fleisher's Grass-Fed and Organic Meat Market in Park Slope, Brooklyn, delicately slicing a thick slab of beef.

Set the Table for Peace

Kerri Kennedy | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Kerri Kennedy

Growing organic vegetables in New Mexico's Sonoran Desert isn't easy. Conditions there are different than in many other parts of the United States. Sixteen time zones away, in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- known as North Korea -- farmers can relate.

Is The Kingdom Of God Built Of Vegetables?

Jeremy John | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

Vegetables. Who could have imagined an economy in which gentle vegetables were subversive? But this is our world. A world where a vegetable, whose growth is imperceptible to the naked eye, can spider a crack into the concrete of our industrial food system.

Farm to Fork Across America: Food You Can Trust From Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

Through the unique combination of city-provided land and partner-provided funding, programs and labor, Lake Oswego has intuitively actualized a sustainable community farming model for other cities to follow.

City Bus-Sized 'Orbiting' Garden Can Grow 50 Pounds Of Basil A Day

Posted 08.20.2012 | Food

Imagine a sustainable farm that is about the size of a city bus and is capable of producing fifty pounds of basil per day. Not only is that possib...

A 4th Generation Oyster Fisherman, and Early Ties to the Oyster Industry (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

It has been said that "oystering and civilization do not mix well," as development increases near oyster estuaries, oyster stocks tend to decline.

Farm To Fork Across America: Julie's Adventures With Bio-Nutrient Soil, A Sea-Crop Story

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

I felt I knew enough biology and farming to attempt a six-month bio-nutrient soils study on an organic farm. Ignorance is bliss and little did I know what I was in for.

Invisible Food

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Have a blueberry muffin with your latte this morning? Or sneak a chocolate chip cookie during your work break? Living inside all of these products is an ingredient that would cause us to hesitate before the next bite -- if we only knew its source.

Farm To Fork Across America: GirlFarm, A Field Of Dreams

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

Wendy, a fourth generation Italian farmer, is protective of her heritage. Picking up where her grandfather left off (even with some of his tools -- like a 1930s plow and seeder), she's resolved to be a part of retooling the supply for the predicted global food crisis.

How Do You Stop A Sand Dune?

Jeff Baron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Jeff Baron

What may be the best metaphor for what's going on in the Sahel is a very real problem for people in Niger: How do you stop a sand dune?

Growing Green Awards: Winners Produce Food that Nourishes People and the Planet

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today, NRDC announces the winners of the 2012 Growing Green Awards. These awards celebrate the farmers, business owners, and bold thinkers who are transforming America's food system.

Dr. H.Thanisch: Refining Tradition in Mosel Riesling

Brad Haskel | Posted 06.23.2012 | Food
Brad Haskel

No wine region outside of Burgundy is more defined by their terroir than the Mosel.

Three Ideas for the Food Movement (Small, Medium and Large)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Jedediah Purdy

Around the country, farming states are passing "ag-gag" laws that punish activists who record and share horrific scenes from inside confined feeding operations and slaughterhouses. The reason is clear: when people get a good look at these scenes, they don't like them.