Palm oil is found in everything from vegan butter to shampoo, and it has devastating consequences for people and planet. Learn why palm oil is a problem, and find out which companies are making commitments to more sustainable palm oil production.
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I quit thinking of myself as a “foodie” when I realized it didn’t accurately convey the way I think and feel about food. So what is a foodie? And what am I?
BrightFarms, Inc. started making a local food fantasy into a reality last year in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and they’ve been expanding ever since.
Fertilizer use is on the rise worldwide, but these chemicals are becoming less and less effective. Earth Policy Institute’s Lester R. Brown has the numbers.
Most of the meat you eat comes from factory farming. Peruse this infographic to learn why you should care and what you can do given your new knowledge.
Mark your calendars for October 24th my friends. Food Day has been around in one form or another since 1975. Its organizers describe it as “a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.” This year’s theme is “Eat Real.”
A dairy cow in central California was recently diagnosed with BSE according to USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford. But Clifford also said, “at no time” did this dairy cow present a risk to the food supply or human health.
Just like with coffee and chocolate crops, climate change is affecting plants all over the world. As global temperatures rise, growing regions are changing, and for the maple syrup industry in the northeast United States that could spell disaster.
This post is part of a series where Krates Ng (co-founder of PlantMyPhonecellphone recycling) interviews fellow ecopreneurs. Today, Krates interviews Andrew Naber of Food Sprout. If you are what you eat, then Food Sprout tells you where your food comes from and how it was grown and raised.
Hi. I’m Tom Lynch, Founder of Worthwhile Wine Company, an importer of great, sustainably made wines from South Africa. I’m also the Co-Founder with my teenage daughter, Miranda, of Isipho, Inc., a nonprofit company that is empowering the people of a remote rural South African village to lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable food […]
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Fred Kirschenmann. Kirschenmann won in the Thought Leader category for his leadership at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a New York nonprofit that operates as a sustainable farm, kitchen and teaching campus for urban New York residents. I got my first glimpse […]
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Russ Lester. Lester won $10,000 for his leading energy efficiency techniques—converting waste walnut shells into energy—and organic walnut growing methods. Farming is in my roots. I was born and raised in the Valley of the Hearts Delight, or as most people now refer to it: […]
The Natural Resources Defense Council just announced its four winners of the 2010 Growing Green Awards, which honor sustainable farmers and food pioneers. A panel of judges, including including Michael Pollan, California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, Executive Director of the Columbia Foundation Susan Clark, and chef and founder of the nation’s first certified organic […]