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Food Supply

Our Food Supply: The Next Frontier

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Francine Hardaway

The gating factor for huge sustainable change in the food production system, I conclude, isn't the availability of better food production and processing technology, but the perverse subsidies of the agriculture industry.

A Rotting Chicken in Every Pot: Venezuela's Disastrous Food Policy

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Chavez's war against hunger has been defeated by seven years of a reckless food policy that causes shortages, involves price controls, central planning and currency manipulation and rewards corruption.

You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar.

Are Organic Foods Worth the Price? And Do They Live up to the Hype?

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Are we getting better quality food? Fewer pesticides? The possibility of improved health? Or, as an editorial in The Lancet suggests, maybe we are just making ourselves think we are doing better.

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.

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...

Knowing Where Food Comes From Helps Combat Freshman 15

GOOD | Nikhil Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rather than teaching about the perils of obesity, new research out of Stanford suggests that teaching college students about where their food comes fr...

Reforming Our Food Production Can Start With Curbing Antibiotic Use

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Louise Slaughter

One of the immediate steps we can take to improve the conditions of livestock and the health of our fellow human beings is to limit the use of antibiotics.

The Decade In Health: New Bugs, Scary Food, Bad Drugs

usatoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the decade comes to a close, USA TODAY looks at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years....

Is Technology The Problem Or The Answer To Our Food Production Woes?

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's food production needs to double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. But over this period, climate change, reduced access to w...

One Year On from the Food Crisis

Josette Sheeran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josette Sheeran

History shows that without adequate access to food, people migrate, nations can fall and millions can die. We must not only produce more food, but protect those that are denied access to it.

Struggling U.S. Shrimpers Look for Vision from Next President

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

A dozen fresh red roses cradled in baby's breath sit on the console of the shrimper "Queen Mary" as she prepares to cast off from the Morgan City D...

World's Poor Pay Price As Crop Research Is Cut

New York Times | KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The brown plant hopper, an insect no bigger than a gnat, is multiplying by the billions and chewing through rice paddies in East Asia, threatening the...