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Building Artisan Slaughterhouses to Feed the Demand for Grass-fed Meat (Part 1)

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Chris Harmon, the Executive Director of CADE, The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship in New York State. CADE is a non-profit ...

No Quick Subsidies Fix for Food System

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

From chefs and policy wonks to teachers and bloggers, everyone interested in food has an opinion on subsidies and how to craft the 2012 Farm Bill.

Why EPA Needs to Take Charge of Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Tip O'Neill (D-MA), the former Speaker of The House (1977-1987), used to say: "All politics is local." This quote screams out as a cacophony when o...

Photographs of the Dying: A Shared Experience Amongst Creatures

Katherine Dunn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Dunn

She weighed just 4 pounds. I had secretly named her Little Daisy, which is a mistake. One should never name a lamb before a few days; you learn that.

Increasing Age of Farmers Puts Our Food System at Risk

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Our food system sits on the shoulders of hundreds of thousands of farmers in their 60s and 70s who are on the cusp of retirement. When they turn in their tractors, who will replace them?

The Factory Farm Environmental Degradation and Animal Cruelty Protection Act

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Had this bill been in force a few years ago, it might well have been used to put all the people behind the famous documentary Food, Inc. in prison.

A Conservative's Case for Farmers' Markets

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Crittenden

The minute you purchase an organic apple, you are suddenly lumped among NPR-listening, NYT's crossword-puzzle-doing, out-of-touch-with-the-common-man liberals.

UN: Eco-Farming Feeds the World

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

For years now, the most-asked question by detractors of the good food movement has been, "Can organic agriculture feed the world?" According to a new United Nations report, the answer is a big, fat yes.

It's Time to Start Thinking About Gardening Again!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I can't remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it...

The Epidemic Strikes Again

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

China is just the latest victim of the climate epidemic that it is taking its toll around the globe with palpable, often immediate disasters and human suffering.

Put Down Your iPad. Pick Up a Shovel.

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I want less. I don't want to live in a laborless, atomized, assembly-line world. Call me crazy, but I would rather see a future where people are of use.

Marcus Samuelsson: How American Farm Policy Affects People Worldwide

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

Our current model is unsustainable, from growth of the kernels to the price on the stock ticker. And it doesn't just affect U.S. farming and policy, it affects farmers throughout the world.

Effort To Grow Broccoli On East Coast Gets $5 Million Investment

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — A cool microclimate in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains has allowed farmer James Light to grow broccoli in quantity enough...

First Lady's Food Vision 'At Best Fragmented, At Worst A Failure'

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Mrs. Obama's vision for healthy food is at best fragmented and at worst a failure. She does not address the root causes of our broken food system, where a few powerful players make all of the decisions about what we eat.

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

The Best Food Show You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Photo by Lars Swanson After traveling to Minnesota for his 26th birthday to slaughter and cook his own pig, chef-filmmaker Daniel Klein took up resid...

Pollan, Schlosser & More: United In Opposition To GE Alfalfa

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem to spontaneously unite in opposition. This is one of those times.

Perpetuating the Eternal Food Fight

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

It is disappointing to see the New York Times recycle neoliberal fetishes because it keeps us from addressing the root causes of hunger.

Making FarmVille Real

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Elizabeth McVay Greene

The way people have responded to the game suggests they want to be part of something bigger, an on-going process that yields something colorful, flavorful, valuable.

Gophers and Berries and Bees, Oh My!

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Accepting defeat, one California farmer gave the gophers invading his farm the gold: free range of his blueberry crop. And then an unexpected and quite amazing thing happened.

Buffett, Gates and The Story of Enough

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Woody Tasch

"When is enough enough?" Bernie Sanders asked during his filibuster against the Lame Duck tax bill in December. During the speech, he referred to Bi...

Seeds to Plant or Seeds to Patent?

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

In these days of global corporations writing agriculture and energy policy, it is vital that we draw a line in the soil.

Farmers Woo Big Chains Hoping For Menu Placement

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ted Higginbottom was happy to see a dish heavy on peanuts this week on the menu at an Asian chain restaurant, but he said the Mand...

Green News Report: December 28, 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: Hot (yes,...

Green News Report: December 23, 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: Paging Er...