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Oct 14, 2019

In 2003, Mike Fortune left a budding career as a stockbroker and moved to Asheville to start an urban farm. He eventually found a willing landowner on Greenhill Avenue, in the city’s west end, with a large backyard that slopes down to railroad tracks. Several adjacent neighbors volunteered their backyards and soon Fortune had nearly […]

Oct 13, 2019

Last week, the largest egg producer in the United States issued a dire financial report. The company, Cal-Maine Foods, suffered a net loss in the most recent quarter. They cited an “extreme drop” in egg prices, and the numbers back that up. So what’s going on? In the past year, the average price of a […]

Oct 12, 2019

Life without food is impossible, and life without beer and wine is pretty unappealing. But while we depend on agriculture to survive and thrive, it is becoming increasingly clear that many current farm practices are untenable. According to a global review of agriculture from the United Nations, 80 percent of municipal wastewater discharged into water […]

Study Finds People Will Eat More Vegetarian Food if Given the Choice

Public health and environmental advocates have for decades been attempting to get people, especially in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz


New Initiative Aims to Mobilize the Restaurant Industry To Fight Climate Change

Anthony Myint believes that you can use food to fight climate change. The San Francisco... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 9, 2019
From Commodity Crop To Community Crop

The phenomenon of the Midwestern pizza farm evolved partly out of ritual and partly out... (more)

Maggie Rosenberg and Trevor Hagstrom
October 6, 2019
An Asian Parasite Threatens US Livestock

When a longhorned tick was found on a sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in... (more)

Jodi Helmer
October 5, 2019
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Is ‘Agriculture’ Sustainable?

The following is an excerpt from Food or War (Cambridge University Press, October 2019) and... (more)

Julian Cribb
October 3, 2019
Is Eating Red Meat Bad for You? A Controversial New Study Says...

For years, the consensus among nutritional experts has been that reducing the amount of red... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 2, 2019
Q&A: Matty Matheson

Matty Matheson is ready for a moment of triumph. The Canadian chef’s new cooking show,... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 30, 2019
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Phoenix Looks to Snuff Out Food Deserts

It’s been three years since the City of Phoenix committed to eliminating food deserts by... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 8, 2019
Trump Administration to Slap 25 Percent Tariffs on Some Nice European Foods

Huge tariffs seem to be the Trump administration’s preferred way to deal with economic or... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 8, 2019
Small Organic Dairy Farmers Push to Close Certification Loophole

Ben and Chelsy Mesman began their journey in organic dairy farming more than a decade... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 7, 2019
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‘Self-Feeding’ Corn Grows in Southern Appalachia

In 2003, Mike Fortune left a budding career as a stockbroker and moved to Asheville... (more)

This 92-Year-Old Farmer Wants You to Drink in Her Orchard

Carol Hillman would like to see her apple farm continue after she’s gone. The 92-year-old... (more)

This Canadian Worm Farm Turns Office Waste Into Plant Food

Unlike some worm farms, Jocelyn Molyneux’s operation doesn’t sell its worms for bait. At Wastenot... (more)

New Documentary ‘Farmsteaders’ Shows the Struggle Small Farms Face in America

Nick and Celeste Nolan have risked everything. A new documentary about the couple is set... (more)

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