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Food Aid Crisis as Typhoon Victims Hungry

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

The rush to deliver food to the Philippines for survivors of the massive Typhoon Haiyan has renewed pressure on Congress to end a requirement that most U.S. food aid be bought from U.S. farmers and delivered thousands of miles on costly U.S. ships.

Pesticide Use Ramping Up As GMO Crop Technology Backfires, Study Claims

Reuters | Carey Gillam | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption o...

10 Careers That Are Dying Out

Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Much as it looks like the job market may be starting to turn around for some, certain careers look poised for long and difficult declines. Sewing ...

A New Generation of Farmers

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Leah Mayor

At age 39, Kylie Spooner put her Ivy League education to unexpected use. She moved into the farmhouse where her father, Dean Spooner, was raised.

Food Fight; Falling Corn Prices Reveal Big Food's Lies

Dave Vander Griend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Vander Griend

When it was convenient for them, critics of the biofuels industry were quick to place blame for rising food costs on ethanol, claiming that ethanol was increasing the price of corn.

MAP: Where Americans Spend Highest Percentage Of Income On Gas

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Gas prices are high throughout the country, but how hard they hit individual families depends on income levels, which vary widely....