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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If you’re thinking about donating to sustainable food groups for the holidays, FoodTank’s Good Food Org Guide can help you find local food organizations that align with your ethics.
Last week, I met one of my food heroes and teachers — Joel Salatin — the lunatic farmer of Polyface Farms in Virginia. Never heard of him? Let’s fix that.
Are you ready to take your mindful eating beyond cooking from scratch? Download or stream these food films this weekend!
When you dig into the the realities of our food system, you find truths you don’t want to know. Such is the case with farmworkers’ conditions.
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.
Want more transparency into your food supply? Take Food & Water Watch’s Foodopoly quiz to see what you know. Then read its new report — Grocery Goliaths.
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.
Researchers in the UK and India published results this week linking arsenic-contaminated rice to potentially dangerous genetic changes among consumers.
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…
A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin “terraculture” — farming for the whole planet.
Confess: You’re a closet cookbook junkie, too. I admit, my foodie reading gut tends to lean toward literature that involved ingredient lists, serving sizes and centerfolds of juicy eggplants. But I’m on a mission to diversify my diet, still under the umbrella of my passion for food – but stirring things up with perspectives on […]