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Remembering Harvest Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Although I grew up as a city girl, a memorable period of my childhood was spent in the English countryside. Of those days, I recall most fondly the harvest season.

Making Liquid Gold In Tuscany

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 12.21.2012 | Travel
Elyse Pasquale

I stand at the end of the production line, clutching a thin slice of toasted bread in my hand and eagerly awaiting the new oil.

Infographic: The Power of Cooperatives Explained

Anja Tranovich | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Anja Tranovich

By banding together in a co-op, farmers can buy inputs, like fertilizer and seed, directly from providers, saving expensive middleman costs.

Fracking, Developers And Acid Rain: New York Readers Share Their Concerns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

As part of today's series on New York State, we're asking readers which issues they're concerned about in their communities. We're hearing a wide vari...

World Food Day 2012: Heifer International's Cooperatives Will Help Feed the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Today Heifer International joins the FAO and others in observance of World Food Day. This year, the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives -- key to feeding the world" highlights the efforts of smallholder farmers who have united to end hunger.

Books Or Food: Which One Will Put An End To Poverty?

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

If you set out to help eradicate poverty, what would be your weapon of choice: more access to books or food? Raju Agarwal pondered what his arsenal ...

PHOTOS: Kentucky's Great Outdoors, As Photographed By You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Earlier this week, we asked HuffPost readers in Kentucky to send us photos of your home state, in advance of the vice presidential debate in Danville,...

We Farmers Must Realise That A Badger Cull Is An Irrelevant Distraction From Farming Reform

Dave Purser | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Purser

I'm proud of the fact that my family has farmed for generations which is why I want to see the government change its badger cull policy and instead drive forward a long-term solution which will, first and foremost, genuinely benefit cattle farmers and their businesses.

Eat Goats To Save Them: Help Dairy Farmers Give A Better End Life To Baby Male Goats (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.09.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Baby boy goats often have a very different fate than female goats on goat dairy farms. Find out what No Goat Left Behind is doing to change that.

Why Caring About Food Isn't An Option, It's A Responsibility

Anna Brones | Posted 12.08.2012 | Food
Anna Brones

While we're busy perfectly placing a stalk of rosemary next to the batch of homemade muffins so that the picture with a filter to subdue the colors will look a little more quaint, there are millions of people around the world, and here at home, going hungry.

WATCH: Brooklyn Bouillon: Treating Bones Like The Gold Of An Animal

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.05.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Find out what makes a good stock from Rachael Mamane, founder of Brooklyn Bouillon, the first sustainable and traceable small-batch artisan stock company based in Brooklyn, NY.

The End Of A Season

Liz Neumark | Posted 12.04.2012 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Somewhere in the summers of the 1990s I became a tomato junkie.

Farmer Eaten By His Own Hogs

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime

COQUILLE, Ore. -- Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to...

Those Who Put Food on Our Tables Need a New Immigration Process

Ali Noorani | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Ali Noorani

Farmers have a hard enough job as it is. Add an unpredictable supply of labor, and farmers are downright vulnerable. We need an immigration process that is responsive to our economic needs. That means a stable and skilled agricultural workforce.

The Top 3 Security Threats the UN General Assembly Must Address

Michael Shank | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Michael Shank

What we say, do, and eat has global implications, and on these three major security frontiers we must do better: religious, food and climate security. Each of us has a role to play, and each of us is capable of making a difference.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

'Bitter Seeds' Film Tells Of Indian Farmer Suicides

Zester Daily | Posted 11.21.2012 | Food
Zester Daily

"Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself ..." This frightening fact is pointed out in "Bitter Seeds," the third documentary in "The Globalization Trilogy" directed by Micha Peled.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

As rising temperatures and soaring demands for food and energy put more pressure on our planet's resources, we can invest wisely in food and environmental security by helping America's farmers, ranchers and foresters act as good stewards of our lands and waters.

How Does Arsenic Get Inside Rice?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 09/19/2012 06:15 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Arsenic-laced rice products being reported in the n...

What Happens When You Take City Kids to a Goat Farm?

Cori Howard | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Cori Howard

My kids are 11 and 7 and in their entire lives, they have never seen a cow.

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristin Wartman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Food
Kristin Wartman

Labels do matter -- and what the Stanford analysis brings to the fore is the need for deeper, more comprehensive studies on the infinite shades of gray when it comes to agricultural practices

Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options

Donald Carr | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.

Slow Playing The Whale

Mike Bonifer | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

This latest Mitt Romney scenario, where he said the clueless thing and followed it up by doing something stupid? And now we are all screaming about it like this doesn't happen all the time?

What Bees and a Boat Taught Me about Pain (and Footwear)

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I learned the hard way that platform wedges and all manner of open-toed sexiness look sexier if the toes peeping out aren't blue and bleeding, especially the showcase toe. The VIP of the peep-toed pump toe. The toe that, as it turns out, bleeds like a head wound when hit by a hatch door.

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.