Compass Green is a mobile greenhouse built into a truck, which runs on vegetable oil (natch). Handsome hipsters Nick Runkle and Justin Cutter retooled the truck, which was already fitted with Plexiglas display panels, to turn it into a biofuel-powered educational farm on wheels.
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.
Nat Turner and the hardworking young crew behind Our School at Blair Grocery are bringing healthy soil and fresh food to the Lower Ninth Ward.
Food advocates have pushed back hard against the ammonia-doused fatty beef trimmings used by Big Ag as filler in meat products. But some local food producers are fighting fire with fire -- by making their own local, sustainable version of "pink slime."
An experimental online marketplace hopes to fill two gaping holes in the community-supported agriculture business model: choice and convenience.
The author of the new book Turn Here Sweet Corn talks about organic farming, rural development, and what it takes to fight big corporate money with people power.
Farmers and bugs typically have a hate-hate relationship. Insects eat up valuable wheat, barley, and soybeans, and farmers slay them dead using an arsenal of chemical weapons (a.k.a. pesticides). But no longer. Australian growers may soon form an alliance with their new best buggy friends: spiders. Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience found that tarantula, orb spider, and funnel web spider venom actually makes a super-effective, all-natural pesticide. Not only that, but scientists envision using the earth-friendly spider venom to control agricultural pests and wipe out disease vectors like mosquitoes.
The host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods wants you to eat some pretty strange dishes in the name of saving the environment.
Farmer and strongman Kevin Fulton has taken on the admirable if unenviable task of bridging conventional agriculture and animal rights.