If you’re looking to eat amazingly fresh food, support local farmers, and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then consider investing in a farm share. Also known as Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA), farm sharing has become an increasingly common option for consumers to purchase food directly from a local farm.
Americans are eating GM sweet corn and will likely eat more with Monsanto’s first GM vegetable. But without GM food labeling no one will know.
A recent piece in the New York Times talked to some farmer’s market organizers and farmers about a relatively new problem: too many farmers markets.
We talk a lot about food security, self-sufficiency, and growing your own food around here, but how much space would you need to totally feed yourself and your family?
Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day…
Transparency facilitates accountability and is critical to the future of our food supply. Here’s why.
It’s not all about producing enough food, but […] about providing people access to that food. So many of us are blessed with access to enough food for ourselves and our families, with enough left over that we waste food at an alarming rate. This talk gives you a look at the face of hunger, and Sheeran shows us some real-life solutions for feeding the world.
The trend of international land grabbing—when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export—can have serious environmental and social consequences, according to researchers at the Worldwatch Institute.
Twelve years ago, a study found that genetically modified Bt corn was lethal to monarch butterflies; recent research shows that another type of GM crop is even more damaging to the beloved insect.
Today, Nourishing the Planet takes a look at five varieties of tree that you have likely never heard of, but that are helping to alleviate hunger and poverty and protect the environment.
Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world’s food from farm to fork…
Please forgive me for the long piece. But as someone with a lot of knowledge about pesticides and their use, and organic, new and novel farming techniques, I found this article by Scientific American to be an appalling hit piece against non-conventional agriculture. It’s so laden with misdirection, half truths and outright lies that I feel the need to address it directly.
Unfortunately, conventional chocolate is often linked to child labor and even slavery, especially on the Ivory Coast.