Reducing Food Waste Takes More Than Finishing Your Plate
In southeast Costa Rica near the Panamanian border, there’s a group of farmers growing bananas and cocoa without pesticides. Two indigenous groups work communally owned land in the buffer zone surrounding La Amistad National Park. Their cooperative is called the Talamanca Small Farmers Association. But Talamanca’s growers face the same discouraging problem year after year: […]
Is Big Organic Bad?
How organics’ growth has changed the food landscape—for better and worse. Every winter I visit my dad in central Idaho, where the snow piles high along the two-lane interstate that slices the state from north to south and guides travelers through serene valleys and canyons dotted with tiny rural towns. In McCall, Idaho, nearby farms […]