Browsing the "industrial farming" Tag

Do we need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

October 25th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Our food system has some serious problems, and if we're going to feed the world, something has to change. Proponents of industrial agriculture say that to feed the world what we need are more GMOs and more industrial farms. Food MythBusters takes a look at this claim


Could organic farming be the key to feeding a warming world?

July 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Climate change is about more than just hotter summers. As the world heats up, we're also expected to see more extreme weather and increased incidences of drought. That presents challenges to the farmers producing our food, and according to research from the Rodale Institute, the answer may be organic farming


Fresh: the Movie (Review)

June 22nd, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

I finally had an opportunity to watch Fresh, the real-food whole-food farm-revolution documentary. It follows Food, Inc.'s footsteps, clamoring poignantly for a better food system. Fresh is a great introduction to some of the core food revolution issues, especially for newcomers to the movement. It's also an extremely omnivore-friendly film; indeed, in my veganist opinion, animal-food enthusiasts are perhaps overrepresented. However, if you're new to the real food movement -- or just starting to explore idea of ditching the standard American (factory farmed) diet -- Fresh is well worth watching.


Ecovore Book Review: Tomatoland

February 7th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

Slavery, pollution, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, salad... what do these things have in common? Yes! Your Florida-grown winter tomato! Ecovores and others who want their grocery dollars supporting sustainable, ethical food production: Tomatoland is an eye-opener, well worth reading


American Heart Association Partners With Beef Board

February 21st, 2011 | by Rachel Shulman

The American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Beef Board, the USDA-managed program that markets beef, to put the association's HeartCheck symbol on three cuts of lean beef. But just because a food is low in saturated fat and cholesterol does not mean it's healthy.



Back to Top ↑