Eating bioregionally is gaining in popularity. Here’s what you need to know, including how it differs from the locavore moment. Growing local has its merits, but a growing movement suggests perhaps we need to let the region dictate what we grow locally. (Photo: Arina P Habich/Shutterstock) There’s a growing trend in sustainable food that sort […]
Benefits to Public Health A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health concluded that eating an organic diet can contribute to human well-being. The research was led by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences-based Dr. Jan Johansson, who reviewed current research on the effect of organic agriculture and crops on […]
There are thousands and thousands of bees that are not honeybees out there, pollinating our flowers and helping plants produce food. Who knew? Hear that hum as a bumblebee settles onto a tomato blossom? It’s a faint but powerful sound: The bee is working hard. It’s grabbing the flower with its jaws, vibrating its flight […]
Here are the top reasons more people are turning to backyard chickens. Chickens make great pets. They have personality galore, and they’re extraordinarily easy to care for. They’re bright, funny, quirky, friendly, loving little balls of feathers-and they’re entertaining, too. When you have a flock, you’ll find they have their own friends, their own cliques, […]
Medical and business communities can take surprising lessons from farming and improve employee well-being and productivity. Frustrated that conventional medicine had little to offer many of her patients, Daphne Miller, a practicing physician and professor of family medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, decided to take a look at how human health […]
This week it’s time to pay some respect to the folks who actually do most of that farming work. The vast majority of our stateside fruits and vegetables are handpicked by more than 3 million migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Without those farmworkers, we’d be very hungry. But as a whole those workers are treated badly: […]
Just a brief look at the biodiversity loss in our modern food system. Biodiversity is like a bank for nature, the more you have in it the more you make, the more you take out the closer you are to going ecologically bankrupt.
A new documentary from director Kip Pastor examines how food production affects our social, economic and physical health. Filmmaker Kip Pastor (left) in a scene from his new movie, ‘In Organic We Trust.’ (Photo: Emma Fletcher) Is organic food really better for people — and the planet? Filmmaker Kip Pastor endeavors to answer that question […]
The current issue isn’t about banning GMO crops in the United States, it’s about labeling them – a consumer’s right to know. We will work on getting them banned as our next step.
by: redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In order to make sure that farmers are not using banned pesticides or genetically-modified organisms, organic food will be forced to undergo periodic residue testing starting in 2013, USDA officials have announced. The agency first implemented regulations governing organic food production 10 years ago, and […]
Today’s post comes from Bistro OneSix, an entertaining blog full of stories about all things delicious. Enjoy this post about urban foraging and then head over to Bistro OneSix for more fabulous tales from the kitchen. I hear the term “urban foraging” tossed around more and more lately and knew what my definition of it […]
Last week, Washington D.C. became the food capital of the country as the Senate debated the 2012 Food and Farm Bill, culminating in the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012. If you’re asking yourself “What does this mean for me?” you’re not the only one. What it means is that […]