January 6th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
Oregon's GMO labeling law may be kaput for now, but in Vermont the shopper's right to know is still a possibility. The Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition sent out a press release this morning announcing that tomorrow morning Burlington's Federal District court "will be hearing the first oral arguments on Vermont’s landmark GMO labeling law."
November 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Fruitcycle founder Elizabeth Bennett believes that “there is no bad fruit.” Here's how she turned reducing food waste into a viable business plan and social enterprise
November 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
This Japanese hydroponic farming facility is inside an old microchip factory. It's a factory-turned-farm, and it uses 99 percent less water than conventional farming
August 25th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
If you're new to fermenting, the idea of cultivating good bacteria and yeast in your kitchen might be overwhelming. We've rounded up a few recipes for making your own fermented food and drinks at home
August 14th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze in a few more gatherings with [&hellip
September 13th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
Welcome to the first annual International Homesteading Education Month presented by two of my most-adored publishers: Mother Earth News and Grit. What used to be "hippy" is now "hip." Hooray for learning to be self sufficient and loving the results!
September 6th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
Global gender equality in agriculture looks bleak. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) highlights that 1.1 billion women worldwide lack the same access to land, seeds, water, and agricultural training, tools, and technologies as men. How can you help
August 11th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
In July, I highlighted the impending celebration of Julia Childs’ 100th birthday. Today, Twitter is abuzz with notes from Julia’s [&hellip
August 4th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
A little less than three months: That's how long you have to figure out how you will celebrate and support Food Day on October 24, 2012!
July 24th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
On August 15th, 2012, Julia would have celebrated her 100th birthday. To honor her, PBS has planned a few events, and if you love Julia like I love Julia, I'm sure you'll want to join the party
July 7th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
If you're into growing, cooking, and eating, you probably know about the Slow Food movement. But you may not be familiar with its founder, Carlo Petrini, and his brilliant writing. I'm reading Terra Madre. And simply put, Signor Petrini inspires me. I thought a few of his quotes might connect with you as well
June 23rd, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
Growing up, my family ate at the kitchen table most nights. We kids set and cleared the placemats, dishes, and silverware. Mom served food on platters and in large bowls with utensils that matched our cutlery. We set out homemade cloth napkins tucked into lovely napkin rings. Wonderfully, every meal was relatively balanced