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Last month, the USDA recognized four school districts for their work in improving the nutrition standards of their lunches. That’s no easy feat, says Brandy Dreibelbis, with the Chef Ann Foundation, an organization that helps schools transition to from-scratch cooking.  Transitioning away from a system often characterized by carb-heavy, frozen and fried food can be […]

Apr 15, 2024

At the end of February, the town board of Lind, Wisconsin voted against changing the zoning laws to allow a nearby 600-cow dairy to install an anaerobic digester. These digesters are becoming more common, particularly at larger dairy operations housing thousands of cows, called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). This is partially because they have […]

Kuuleialoha Gaisoa determines whether a person is worthy of receiving her Hawaiian pa‘akai, or salt, based on whether they’ll help her protect the salt ponds of Hanapēpē on Kaua‘i. Like the kūpuna, or ancestors, before her, “I create a product that I just give away,” says Gaisoa, 49. So, “I expect you to stand on […]

Opinion: There’s No Right Way to Eat Meat

What is the “right” approach to meat?  There’s no doubt that industrial animal agriculture carries... (more)

Olivia Oldham and Katie Revell

Farm

Meet the Woman Who Launched a Local Training Program to Save Native...

In Boulder, Colorado, the grasses and prairie flowers of the Great Plains wave as they... (more)

Lindsey Beatrice
April 5, 2024
Making Old Orchards New Again

Wherever you find an old homestead—a house and barn with a little bit of land... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
April 1, 2024
Chris Newman Wants to Help You Start Farming—Without Ruining Your Life

Through his outspoken social media presence, farmer Chris Newman has killed a lot of sacred... (more)

Jacqui Shine
March 28, 2024
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Food

Drinking, and Thinking About, More Sustainable Beer

Brewing takes a heavy toll on the environment. The average brewery uses six gallons of... (more)

Ruvani de Silva
April 4, 2024
How to Be a Food Policy Advocate in Your Community 

It’s an election year in the United States, which means that national news outlets are... (more)

Elena Valeriote
April 2, 2024
Meet the Arizona Nonprofit Working to Transform Urban Food Deserts

Across the Phoenix metro area, citrus trees sag under the weight of more produce than... (more)

Theresa "Sam" Houghton
March 29, 2024
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News

Sequestering Carbon Is Not Just A Science But An Art, Too

Brooke Singer may laugh when she calls herself “a self-taught soil nerd,” but she is... (more)

Liz Susman Karp
April 3, 2024
Map: Who Composts?

There are roughly 400 compost programs offered throughout 25 states in the US, and across... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 18, 2024
How Two Committed Conservationists Revitalized a River With Beer

The winding peaks and troughs of Arizona’s Verde Valley, weaving through jagged ochre mountains, dreamy... (more)

Ruvani de Silva
March 14, 2024
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Meet the modern farmer
Meet some men and women who turned their love of country into a love of land.
Meet the Woman Who Launched a Local Training Program to Save Native...

In Boulder, Colorado, the grasses and prairie flowers of the Great Plains wave as they... (more)

Meet the Arizona Nonprofit Working to Transform Urban Food Deserts

Across the Phoenix metro area, citrus trees sag under the weight of more produce than... (more)

Meet the Ranchers Working to Sustain the World’s Largest Elk Population

At Eagle Rock Ranch in Jefferson, Colorado, the elk start to gather at dusk. “I’ll... (more)

Meet the Farmer Who Pivoted in Her Fifties From a Law Firm...

Tami Purdue didn’t grow up on a farm or have a background in growing food.... (more)