Despite mountains of evidence linking dairy foods to poor health, the USDA is buying a mountain of cheese and giving it to poor people.
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Urban food forests may not be new, but in New York, the Swale floating food forest takes advantage of the city’s waterways to get fresh food to even more neighborhoods.
Planting justice is empowering one Oakland neighborhood to produce its own, fresh food. And creating jobs while they’re at it.
For many Americans, the problem isn’t that they want to eat unhealthy food. It’s that the healthiest foods are also the most expensive. Produce prices and health are inextricably linked.
Organic farming in Cuba is the norm by default. Now that U.S.-Cuban relations are improving, what will the future of Cuba’s food production look like?
Is all urban farming created equal? Let’s look at two interesting takes on the urban farm and how sustainable they really are.
What if you had to choose between food and gas for your car? Or medical care? Or a roof over your head? Hunger in America: A big problem, but you can help.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play.