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Feb 27, 2024

The hurricanes, floods, droughts and wildfires linked to human-caused rises in global temperatures and changing weather patterns are decimating harvests of essential food crops around the world, driving a crisis in global hunger never before seen in the modern era. According to the World Health Organization, between 691 million and 783 million people faced hunger […]

Feb 26, 2024

Dumping manure in public spaces, hurling eggs at government buildings, blocking major roads—the European farmers who have taken to the streets to challenge free trade policies sure know how to raise a ruckus. Beginning with German farmers in January earlier this year, to then include French and Belgian producers, the continent-wide protest movement has expanded […]

Feb 22, 2024

Most people don’t set out to waste food. And yet, we’re pretty much all guilty of it.  It happens everywhere in our food system. Tomatoes that don’t meet product specifications get left on the vine at farms. Byproducts of processed foods get tossed out on the manufacturing line. Ugly lemons get picked over at the […]

The Bulk of Food Waste Happens at Home. Here’s How to Cut...

Food gets wasted at every point in the system. It happens on farms, at factories,... (more)

Lena Beck


Swapping Seasons, Casting Shade: How Farmers Are Growing Food in the Fearsome...

When most people think about Phoenix, Arizona, they probably aren’t thinking about agriculture. The city—and... (more)

Callie Radke Stevens
February 19, 2024
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)

Lauren David
February 16, 2024
An Ancestral River Runs Through It

Jeff Wivholm isn’t partial to mountains. He likes to be able to see the weather... (more)

Keely Larson, Reasons to be Cheerful
February 15, 2024
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Why We Can’t Get Mexico’s Butter Avocados in the US

When I saw the local avocados in the Mexican state of Yucatan, a hot, humid... (more)

Ashlen Wilder
February 9, 2024
Hot? Hungry? Step Inside These Food Forests

Below the red-tile roofs of the Catalina Foothills, an affluent area on the north end... (more)

Max Graham, Grist
February 1, 2024
How Will New Work Requirements for SNAP Benefits Affect Food Insecurity, Employment?

As policymakers in DC have continued to negotiate compromises to fund the federal government—and craft... (more)

Nhatt Nichols, The Daily Yonder
January 29, 2024
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Urban Ag is Nothing New. Representing it in City Government is.

On a September day in 2023, community members gathered at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm... (more)

Lena Beck
February 8, 2024
Pollinator Habitat is Falling to the Side of the Road—in a Good...

If you’re driving along the highway in Florida sometime soon, you may find the roadside... (more)

Lena Beck
February 6, 2024
When Natural Disasters Strike the Farm, the Effects Linger

In 2007, Abbie Corse got a message every farmer dreads: “Are your animals ok?”  At... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 30, 2024
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