May 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
When we talk about the impact of fast food, often we mean its effect on public health or its role in the ongoing obesity crisis. But the fast food industry also boasts an awful record when it comes to worker treatment. Today hundreds of fast food workers across 80 cities on six continents staged a one-day strike, seeking a livable wage from their $200-billion-dollar fast food industry exploiters -- er, I mean employers
April 26th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week in food news, we see VT surge to the front of the GMO labeling movement. Food industry forces grapple with the devastating news that poverty wages for food workers just might be a bad idea; and IKEA bursts onto center stage of the cutting-edge veggie meatball scene. What else is rocking the food news world? Glad you asked -- read on!
April 19th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's food news features some un-delicious food safety irony, GMO labeling progress, and urban gardening 'greenovation.' Meanwhile former President Clinton plays fast and loose with 'the V word,' and efforts to protect farm workers gain momentum. Read on, for the week's good-bad-and-ugly food news!
April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!
March 21st, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post
We take electricity for granted here in the U.S. but there are millions of people living day to day without access to power. That makes storing food a big problem. Imagine basically being unable to keep fresh food without it spoiling. Refrigeration without electricity is a big quality-of-life improvement, and that's where the Zeer Pot comes in
March 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play
February 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
These awesome crowdsourced maps make urban foraging safer and easier
February 17th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
The small town of Sedgwick, Maine declared universal food sovereignty. But what does that mean
February 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Don't drink the water, and don't eat the beef. Don't go to Chick-fil-A, but DO give 'em a high-five for their recent move against antibiotic resistance. New research links food prices to diabetes risk for low-income consumers, Idaho strives towards ag-gag ugliness, and farmers sue each other over genetic contamination. Meanwhile, genies with name-tags reading 'GMO awareness' and 'plant-based health' escape irretrievably from bottles. Read all about it: get your weekly food news fix here!
January 28th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Yet another Floridian is in trouble for growing food on his own property, and this time it may cost him and his family their home
December 20th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
A big part of global food security is about increasing yields, and Kenyan farmers are doing just that with the help of a local tree
December 6th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
Fast food workers across the U.S. strike for a livable minimum wage, and for the right to unionize. Industry threatens robots, disaster, and utter economic collapse if it's forced to pay food workers enough to buy food. Whether or not you would ever in a million years patronize fast food restaurants, this conflict highlights the need to examine and revise laws allowing unlimited exploitation of workers by food industry giants. As such it's long past due, and worth close watching