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Raj Patel & Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis

Changing the food system is the most important thing humans can do to fix our broken carbon cycles. Meanwhile, food security is all about adaptation when you’re dealing with crazy … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: What is Destroying the Earth?

A sense of entitlement among Westerners is driving many of the environmental problems that are destroying our world. Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend Carla*, a longtime environmental activist. … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jose Padua: A Song for Sunshine

This evening when I got home from the store I laid a bag down on the kitchen table and said to my wife and daughter, “Check this out.” My wife … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Are Organic Foods Actually Healthier?

In these two short videos, Dr. Michael Greger examines the latest scientific research on the health and safety of conventional food versus organic. …

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Robyn O’Brien: Patriotism on a Plate

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to it?” … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Deirdre Fulton: On Capitol Hill, Chefs Speak Out for GMO Labeling

‘Having honest, clear labeling of the foods we eat is a fundamental right, one that’s worth fighting for.’ –Tom Colicchio More than 700 chefs and restauranteurs are calling on Congress … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Courtney White: Farming Like the Earth Matters

Many young people in agriculture today are looking to the past and discovering that nature’s model works best. It is easy to forget that once upon a time all agriculture … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Video: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

The emergence of pathogens resistant to even our antibiotics of last resort has raised the specter of a “post-antibiotic age” in which drugs to fight infections may be useless. This … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

UN Report: Small-scale organic farming is the only way the world can feed itself

Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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