Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

Farm-in-a-truck teaches kids about sustainability

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 …

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.

Urban Agriculture

New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers

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.

Sustainable Farming

Green goo: Sustainable meat producers market their own ‘pink slime’

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."

Locavore

For New Yorkers, a farmers market on your phone

An experimental online marketplace hopes to fill two gaping holes in the community-supported agriculture business model: choice and convenience.

Sustainable Farming

The woman who took on Koch Industries to save her farm

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.

Sustainable Farming

Farmers to use spider venom to protect crops

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 …

Food

Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world

The host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods wants you to eat some pretty strange dishes in the name of saving the environment.

Sustainable Farming

Rancher sticks up for animals in factory farm country

Farmer and strongman Kevin Fulton has taken on the admirable if unenviable task of bridging conventional agriculture and animal rights.

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