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!
May 10th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Just as the White House has released its massive climate change report, a new study out of Harvard’s School of Public Health finds that rising global temperatures are also going to make our food less nutritious
December 10th, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post
Because of climate change and over-irrigation, India may soon be facing a food crisis
March 10th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
How could you influence the global food crisis as President for a day? Action Aid, a global non-profit determined to end poverty, wants you to find out
November 13th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan
According to a new study of from the U.K. Royal Botanic Gardens conducted with scientists in Ethiopia, wild Arabica coffee is “in [&hellip
July 27th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton
This year's drought has hit US farmers below the (corn) belt, prompting fears of global food riots and shortages. With global climate change promising more drought, high temperatures, and severe weather events, it's time to take a good hard look at our food system in terms of domestic and global food security -- and to ask ourselves if there's a better way to eat, in a world of rising population and shrinking resources. (Hint: there is!)
July 6th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan
A 2010 study from researchers at the Southern Oregon University and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife showed definitively that the climate in wine grape growing regions of the Western United States has been getting warmer
February 2nd, 2012 | by Food Facts
A new study predicts that wheat yields will fall by as much as 30 percent by 2050 because of climate change.
January 13th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton
The beginning of a fresh new year is a perfect time to consider what we eat and why-- and to embrace new food choices celebrating health, sustainability, and compassion. If these are things you value, I encourage you to consider joining the growing ranks of the ecovores. It’s a healthy, satisfying, and joyful way to eat!
January 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Just like with coffee and chocolate crops, climate change is affecting plants all over the world. As global temperatures rise, growing regions are changing, and for the maple syrup industry in the northeast United States that could spell disaster
December 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
I’ve written about the link between food security (or insecurity) and climate change several times here on Eat Drink Better [&hellip
November 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
It's long been understood that precipitation changes from global warming (i.e. droughts and floods) pose major crop problems. However, what has not been so widely discussed up to now is how much heat, itself, could cause considerable crop problems. Crops scientists are now finding, though, that this is a major problem.. already