Locavore

Urban Agriculture

San Francisco’s urban ag-spansion

San Francisco -- a city that has long had more aspiring gardeners than land -- now has a plan in place to build new gardens and make signing up for a community plot less of a losing proposition.

Sustainable Food

Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’

Vegan, paleo, raw, locavore -- who can say what's best? One writer says concerned eaters should put down their weapons and work to change the food system together.

Urban Agriculture

Texas college turns football field into awesome urban farm

If your football team can’t hack it on the field, perhaps they can grow some kick-ass kale. At least that’s the sentiment from Dallas’ Paul Quinn College. After the university cut its football program, President Michael Sorrell decided to transform the unused field into a working farm. The WE Over Me Farm, which covers 57,000 square feet, was a response to the lack of healthy food options in the economically depressed area. Highland Hills, the neighborhood where Paul Quinn is located, is a designated food desert.

Urban Agriculture

Fowl play: Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO]

Meet some outlaw chickens and the people who harbor them -- in their quiet backyards.

Food

Four important food and farm stories you may have missed

Antibiotics, eggs, nitrogen, and Monsanto's new seeds: A food politics news roundup.

Locavore

The perfect meal for early spring [Recipes]

With fava beans and chard, this pair of recipes from the new book Ripe offer the perfect combination of refreshment and comfort.

Farm Bill

Farm Bill 2012: ‘It’s a mess, but it’s our mess’

Daniel Imhoff, the man who literally wrote the book on food policy, talks about democracy, debate, and why we should feel thankful for the farm bill, even in depressing years like this one.

Locavore

Michigan threatens small farms by calling heritage pigs ‘invasive’

The state recently classified some heritage pigs as "invasive species," which endangers the livelihood of hundreds of small farmers -- and Big Ag could have a hand in it.

Sustainable Food

Is your favorite restaurant faking organic? There’s only one way to know for sure

How do you know when to trust menus and marketing efforts that promise sustainable fare? One place to start is a certified organic restaurant.

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