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Hedging Against Hunger: Our Best Bet to Avoid a Global Food Bubble

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Like the dotcom burst and the subprime mortgage crash, Wall Street speculators are driving a food commodities bubble to its breaking point. If it bursts, high food prices could become the new norm, impacting wallets and bellies everywhere

How CAFOs Take Their Toll On Humans, Too

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When I talk about farming, I usually focus on antibiotic over-use and the way that it stimulates the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. That's par...

Tapping Into Innovative Practices to Feed the World: An Interview with Mark Muller

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Mark Muller, director of the Food and Society Fellows program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), talks with Nourishing the Planet's research intern, Abby Massey, about the global food system and the impact it has on farmers, hunger and the environment.

One Tray at a Time

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Given that the Child Nutrition Act determines what more than 30 million children eat at school five days a week, 180 days a year, schools meals can be a critical entry point for improving children's health.

Our Melamine: There's Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup, and the FDA Has Known for Years

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

In China, heads might roll over a scandal like this one, at least if the country received global attention for its allowing corrupt health officials' greasy palms come before, um, public health.