Whole Foods Market is rolling out a new produce rating system to promote sustainable farming practices. How much does it really mean? You be the judge.
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Whole Foods Market is on its way to provide major transparency into the produce and flowers it sells by launching a tiered labeling system. Learn more.
Halloween is upon us, and that means lots of chocolate, but who grew the cocoa beans that went into your delicious candy bar?
Mark your calendars to celebrate real food on Food Day 2013 October 24! Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, sustainable, and affordable food. Learn more.
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.
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.
On April 1st, Whole Foods Market announced its intent to partner with Gotham Greens to create a commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse on top of its new Brooklyn store — the first such farm of its type to be integrated with a large retail grocer.
The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, results are in: when it comes to sustainable agriculture, Monsanto’s report card is abysmal. Despite the rosy brush it likes to use for self-portraiture, Monsanto fails every subject when it comes to sustainable farming practices.
But promoting safe, healthy and affordable food is only one aim of Food Day, which is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that fights for food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food. The organizers also want to support sustainable, humane farming, and fair trading conditions.
Around the United States, cities and communities are coming together to showcase the benefits of eating healthy, locally grown, and organic food.
One of Becky’s recent posts raised the question of what separates agroecological farming from organic farming. Although agroecological farming shares some of the same principals as organic farming, agroecology is not associated with a particular type of agriculture. Conventional and organic farms alike can take an agroecological approach to managing farmland. What is agroecology? Agroecology […]
Contrary to Big Agriculture’s claims, research out of Essex University shows evidence that sustainable farming practices can dramatically increase yields and potentially feed the world.
[social_buttons] Part 1 of this post described what you could see while riding along in the tractor on a super-sustainable farm of the near future (only text in red describes things that are not already fully available to farmers). Our guide is Sarah, a 24 year-old intern on the Gordon family farm in Iowa. We […]