A new Hawaii tax credit to help organic farmers offset their costs just passed! A win for the state’s organic farmers!
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For years we’ve been told that quinoa farmers suffer because of our ancient grain obsession. Good news quinoa lovers: it’s OK to eat quinoa again!
Hemp is a sustainable crop with uses from food to fuel to building materials. Growing hemp on Maui has the potential to transform the island’s economy and the health of its residents.
Healthy soil is critical to our food future, and supporting regenerative farming is an important piece of that puzzle.
Voters in two Oregon counties this week overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives prohibiting cultivation of genetically modified crops, despite a million-dollar agribusiness PR campaign against the proposed ban.
Coldplay’s haunting classic ‘The Scientist’ is performed by Willie Nelson for Chipotle’s video, “Back to the Start” which promotes sustainable food issues.
Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn’t help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the ‘no thank you’ side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here’s why some sustainability enthusiasts don’t consider this potential ‘alternative’ even a little tiny bit preferred.
Jonty Whittleton, campaigner at Compassion in World Farming, recounts the time he spent with communities in Argentina, where the ‘Big Soy’ boom is ruining lands and lives – and it’s all in the pursuit of cheaper meat and bigger profits.
When you think about sustainable agriculture, you probably don’t think of desert farming, but Sahara Forest Project is producing food in Qatar with less water.
Halloween is upon us, and that means lots of chocolate, but who grew the cocoa beans that went into your delicious candy bar?
On this or another crazy-busy day, I hope you will take a break for five minutes to watch an inspired video about traditional farming in the incredible rice terraces of Yuanyang, China.
“There’s no doubt that the food system is broken. More than 1 billion people are obese, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night, and at least 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.” So begins the press release for a newly launched think tank founded to improve agricultural sustainability, help us get healthy, […]
This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn’t the only one irritated and quite surprised to see how this study was spun into a pro-chemical pesticide and fertilizer piece.