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Open Source Beehives Help Fight Colony Collapse

March 25th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Loss of habitat is one of the major factors contributing to the mass pollinator deaths that are threatening our food future. The Open Source Beehives Project is looking to protect honeybees and other pollinators by making it easy for folks to set up bee habitats in our backyards or on our patios


Human Rights and Our Food System: Who produces your food?

October 16th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We tend to focus on how the foods we choose impact the planet, but just as important is how those food choices impact the human rights of food workers. Farm workers are some of the most exploited people on the planet. They perform back-breaking labor for meager pay and often work under dangerous conditions. Our food choices directly impact human rights in so many ways


My Top Five Farm And Food Summer Reads

July 2nd, 2013 | by Mary Gerush

Food Tank recently shared a list of 13 farm and food books ripe for summer reading. Of their recommendations, 5 rest comfortably atop my way-too-long reading list. Read on



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