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Food Production

A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat, but the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women.

Feeding The Future: Finding Food For 10 Billion People By 2100

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact

The world's demographers this week increased their estimates of the world's population through the coming century. We are now on track to hit 10 billi...

Elise Foley

Coburn, Conservative Group Feud Over Ethanol Subsidy | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, one of three Republican members of a bipartisan group aiming to shrink the deficit, took aim on Tuesday at the conserva...

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.

Food Production A Rare Bright Spot In Gloomy Economy

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILWAUKEE — While the recession took a toll on manufacturing and other industries, one part of the economy has remained a bright spot over the p...

Addressing Global Food Production

Jose W. Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jose W. Fernandez

One way we can expand the benefits of biotechnology is to develop regulatory systems based on science, not politics. Impractical legal obstacles are stopping genetically-enhanced crops from saving millions from starvation.

Could Agriculture Replace Golf For Suburban Communities?

GOOD | Allison Arieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In cities, agriculture might be able to take the place of vacant lots. And in suburbia? Well, in 2008, the New Urbanism evangelist Andrés Duany, of D...

UN To Examine Meat-Climate Link Amid Claims Of Exaggeration

BBC | Richard Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UN specialists are to look again at the contribution of meat production to climate change, after claims that an earlier report exaggerated the link....

The Global Food Market (VIDEO): Why Do Some Eat Well While Others Starve?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's baffling that in some parts of the world, there's an oversupply of food, while elsewhere people are suffering from malnourishment. Denis van Waer...

Vertical Farms (PHOTOS): The Future Of Sustainable Farming?

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The idea for vertical farming was born in 1999 in a Columbia University classroom when Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental sciences and m...

A Taco, Deconstructed, Shows Globalization Of Food Production

GOOD | Twilight Greenaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Look closely enough at anything and you can start to see the sum of its parts. Even, for instance, a single taco, which, when examined recently by a g...

'What's On Your Plate?' (VIDEO): Documentary Engages Kids In The Food Process

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It all started with one delicious cherry tomato. Catherine Gund's documentary, "What's On Your Plate," puts two 11-year-old kids in the center of th...

Plastic Packaging Is Good for the Earth? A Flawed Assumption

Daily Finance | SARAH GILBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Plastic-wrapped fruits, says James McWilliams in the New York Times' Freakonomics blog, are a good thing, not just for ensuring my son eats his apple ...

Big Ag To Sway Ohio Voters On Treatment Of Farm Animals

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ohio voters will hit the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of an agribusiness-backed proposal that would amend the state constitution and create a boar...

Interactive Map: How A 4C Rise Will Affect The Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A map launched at the Science Museum in London has been developed using the latest peer-reviewed science from the Met Office Hadley Centre and other l...

What's The Fairest Way To Eat Food?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Helene York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past two years, student interest in food issues has skyrocketed. Undergraduates write us requesting detailed supply-chain information for num...

Help! My Daughter's a Vegan

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Am I supposed to be happy about this?  For the first time as a parent, I find myself almost getting into fights about food. I know it pushes my b...

If Pets Are Protected From Animal Abuse, Why Not Farm Animals?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most people know NFL quarterback Michael Vick jeopardized his career and went to prison for violating animal cruelty laws. What they likely don't real...

Guerrilla Gardening Takes Britain By Storm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In February, the National Trust, a preservation group, pledged to create 1,000 plots over the next three years, many of them on the grounds of stately...

How Heavy is Your Fitness Footprint?

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

We need to figure out how to reduce lifestyle-related diseases that trigger the need for expensive medical care in the first place. We need to lighten our fitness footprint.

Serving Sickness to School Kids

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Lax agency enforcement of humane slaughter rules continues to allow unacceptable abuse of animals and food safety risks.

From Superbugs to Sustainability: a Fifth-Generation Producer's Mission to Raise Pigs without Antibiotics

Russ Kremer | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Russ Kremer

With this award, I continue to share my life's purpose to educate, demonstrate, and evangelize the need for sustainable food systems that public health first. There's no greater joy than to give life to these new models of hope.