Amazon's move into the grocery marketplace signals that the giant appears poised to realign consumer habits around how we buy quinoa, cereal and meat in precisely the same way it changed the way we buy books, clothes and detergent. Is this a good thing - or a bad thing?
Kendra Ellis is the 22-year-old manager of the East New York Farms! Youth Farm, farming under an acre of land in East New York. We caught up with Kendra to learn more about her journey to become a young farmer in Brooklyn and about East New York Farms!.
Has the water in your swimming hole gone green with gunk? Chances are that you're witnessing a harmful algal bloom, which is a serious problem throughout the US and the world. Our new Algal Doom series explores what algal blooms are, why they're bad and what they're caused by (hint: conventional ag and CAFOs are just two of the causes).
Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) has gained international attention for his work at The Sioux Chef, a culinary venture that highlights indigenous foods. We spoke with Chef Sherman to explore the sustainability of indigenous food systems and better understand his team's approach to food.
Did you know that buckwheat isn't a "wheat" at all, nor even a grain? Did you know that you can eat buckwheat leaves? Did you know that buckwheat is a complete protein? Here: all you ever wanted to know about this ancient, delicious grain-that-is-not-a-grain - plus a recipe for Japanese soba noodles!
Last month, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to significantly restructure the US Department of Agriculture - the first reorganization of the agency in 20 years. After the announcement, Perdue argued that the structural change at USDA will "elevate" the rural development agencies. NSAC and other sustainable agriculture groups disagree.
It's shocking to think that even in the richest country in the world, over 300,000 of our elderly Veterans who bravely defended our nation at home and abroad are unable to afford enough food to feed themselves or their families and suffering from diet related diseases. New York and several other states have begun to implement innovative local food programs to help low income Veterans access fresh, healthy food.
There is already evidence that climate change is impacting fisheries around the world. With rising ocean temperatures and acidifying waters, it's time to take a closer look at how the seafood we eat might play a role in climate change, and how climate change may ultimately harm fish.
Of the 13 million metric tons of plastics that make their way into the oceans every year, much of it ends up as microplastics - sesame seed-sized particles that contaminate our fish, shellfish and even sea salt. In honor of World Oceans Day 2017, find out what you can do to turn the tide of plastic trash.
Like many seafood delicacies, the clam, at first glance, is not something that begs to be eaten. The first person to eat a clam had to be either very hungry or answering to some pre-historic round of truth or dare. Here: everything you've ever wanted to know about clams - plus a comforting classic clam recipe.
Anthony Wagner's family has been farming since 1910. He's the fourth generation of Wagner Farms, currently farming over 300 acres of produce in Corrales, New Mexico, just north of Albuquerque, and Socorro, 90 miles south. The farm grows many varieties of New Mexico green chiles and a number of other fruits and vegetables. Now, the next generation has gotten in on the family farming gig. Read on to learn more about Wagner Farms.
The USDA is taking public comments on the twice-delayed implementation of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule, which is designed to make improvements to certified organic animal welfare standards. The deadline of June 9, 2017 is fast approaching.
On May 11, Dr. Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs. As a medical policy expert and public health advocate, Gottlieb has worn many hats in the federal government over the past decade. Dr. Gottlieb also has many deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry - which he will now be regulating in his role at FDA.
Estimates vary, but Americans put back at least several billion burgers each year. Veggie and other burger bases are out there, but the majority are still made from ground beef. After a bad couple of years in the press, will the ick factor kill Americans' burger fetish? Not likely.