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Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Kiyapyap, Kenya

Elly Pradervand | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

Joining the Cabesi Project from its beginning, Mercy Kiyapyap has been a resolute leader in carrying out innovative ideas to empower women and bring peace to her community.

The Udon Master

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.13.2013 | Food
Daniel Klein

Shimizu San not only makes his own udon and grinds his own flour, but he also grows his own wheat.

Know Any Good Food Heroes? Nominate Them for the Growing Green Awards

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

For the fifth year in a row, the Natural Resources Defense Council is searching nationwide for exciting leaders who are making our food system healthier for us, more sustainable for the planet, and more equitable for food workers.

Organic Food: Can You Trust the Buzz?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.07.2013 | Food
American Anthropological Association

Organics fans usually have lots of great stuff to say about their food! However, the government doesn't regulate word-of-mouth advertising, so can shoppers really trust the buzz?

A Brit Down on the Farm in Iowa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Food
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.

Getting to the Root of Poverty

Scott Sabin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Scott Sabin

Poverty and deforestation form a vicious cycle that must be addressed simultaneously. The beauty is that by addressing both issues together, this vicious cycle can become a virtuous cycle of economic opportunity and environmental restoration.

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.

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.