Things may be looking up for all animals raised on organic farms in the US because a set of rules called the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) have been finalized. The OLPP enacts comprehensive animal welfare standards covering living conditions, healthcare, slaughter and transport.
As much as we all love coffee, it's not all that uncommon to have a cup (or two) left in the pot. From chocolate cake to savory sauces, we've got some fun ideas on how to use up every last drop.
Urban agriculture comes in many shapes and sizes. It's in cities and suburbs, and it encompasses everything from soil-based community gardens, to warehouses full of hydroponics, to rooftops farms supplying greens to the restaurants below. Inclusivity in urban agriculture will help our food system grow into a healthier and stronger system for all.
MLK Day is a "Day of Service" - a perfect day to get involved in the sustainable food movement because many of the problems we see in the food system today are, in fact, civil rights issues.
This week's Eco News features stories about the balance sustainable fishing must strike between over fishing and emissions; what Mondays have to do with sticking to your New Year's resolution; if the new FDA restrictions on antibiotics will curb the rise of super bugs - and much more!
Aziz Dehkan is the Executive Director of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, which promotes the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens. Read our interview to learn about the fascinating history of community gardens in NYC, and how these gardens are an amazing asset to any community.
Everything is adorable about kumquats. From their diminutive size to their cheery color, and even their name - all as cute as a button, and a welcome sight in the dead of winter when there is little fun to be had at the market. Pick up a basket of these wee fruit and get cooking.
The ASPCA and the Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems worked together to create a unique new tool for farmers seeking to understand the three most meaningful animal welfare certification programs: Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane® and Global Animal Partnership.
A recent Food Chain Workers Alliance report paints an eye-opening picture of the conditions faced by workers throughout the US food system. Learn what you can do to help food chain workers win safer and more equitable working conditions.
This week's Eco News features stories about antibiotic use in livestock; changing tastes to a more plant-based diet; a community's resistance against another hog farm - and much more!
What is it with bitter greens and confusing naming conventions? This week's Real Food, chicories and endives, are bitter, leafy veggies that come in a rainbow of colors (and names) - all of which are delicious. Not everyone agrees, though! (Read on to find out about the passionate anti-frisée contingent.)
We use plastic bags for everything, from carrying our groceries to carrying our lunches to bagging trash, and most of those bags don't get recycled. Instead, they end up littering the environment and harming wildlife. But you can cut back on bag waste. Read on to learn about making your city a Bag It Town.
So, it's 2017. The new year. Lots of changes will be taking place in 2017, most of them we can't control. Which is why our personal food choices matter now more than ever. This is where New Year's resolutions can come in handy. Resolving to be more sustainable in the new year is a great way to make the world a better place and your life a healthier one.
Meet Gary Oppenheimer, the force behind AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide nonprofit aimed at diminishing home and community garden food waste which results in significantly reduced hunger and malnutrition while improving the environment. Read on to find out what inspires Gary and what led him to create AmpleHarvest.org.
Looking for a bit of luck in 2017? From greens to beans, there are lots of foods that are said to bring good fortune (and even wealth) to the eater. We dip into our Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It archives to bring you the luckiest and most delicious food to eat in the year to come. Happy New Year!
With a new administration taking office in 2017 and potentially a lot of very big changes for farmers and consumers just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of for the coming year - plus some ideas for how you can help support the good food movement in 2017.