June 21st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Crashing bee populations garner much-needed national focus, icky food gets recalled (boo for salmonella!), and ag-gag enthusiasts brace for battle with a whole new (pro-transparency, anti-foolishness) dragon. What other shenanigans transpired this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! Here's the scoop
June 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
June 16-22 is National Pollinator Week, and what better way to celebrate than by inviting pollinators to your own backyard
May 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric's new documentary cheeses off the food industry's obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!
February 17th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Bee expert Dave Hunter did an open Q&A on colony collapse disorder and shared some eye-opening insights
December 7th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
GMOs in the news this week disrupt trade with China, while Americans clamor for labeling of genetically modified foods. Does food taste better when it's organic? What if you only THINK it's organic? Can you afford to eat food that won't kill you? Can fast food workers afford to eat food at all? Could you be allergic to meat? Read on for these answers and more, from the week's top food news!
December 7th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
Pest control delivered by bees may seem like a strange idea, but test studies have shown remarkable promise
August 27th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
The EPA has introduced new pesticide labeling rules in order to protect bees and other pollinators. The new labels will prohibit use of some pesticides when bees are present
April 25th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) threatens the future of our food supply, and a new film looks to raise public awareness about CCD, what's causing it, and what we can do to stop it
February 5th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Even if you don't eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what's killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.
June 13th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton
Inspired by bees' collective sharing of knowledge, a new site on the horizon deserves support and enthusiasm from ecovores of every stripe. Vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or ethical omnivore: if you value health, bees, sustainability, and ethical food: the HoneyColony project needs you! HoneyColony is in the early stages of development, but promises to be a great resource for social networking, recipes, advice, product reviews, health information, and ethically sourced food and fair-trade products.
May 9th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan
When I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about an exciting new trend
April 26th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas
You can have a wildlife friendly garden and eat it too - diversity is the key