Sustainable Agriculture

Feed 9.6 Billion People and be Carbon Neutral: Monsanto's Plan

Interview: Dr. Michael Lohuis, Lead Scientist for Environmental Strategy for Agriculture, Monsanto

Horizon 2020: 80 Billion Euros to Boost European Competitiveness

"We need a new vision for European research and innovation in a dramatically changed economic environment." -- Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

Sugar and Spice and Everything Necessary for Driving Economic Growth: Rural Adolescent Girls

"If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl." -- Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies, 2011

Ramps at Risk: Is Overforaging a Problem?

Ramps were responsible for the naming of Chicago

Ramp season is officially upon us. Across North America, ramp festivals are in full swing bringing together foragers, gourmands, wild foodies, and the gastronomically curious to enjoy wild leeks at their peak.

New Foraging App for Adventurous Eaters

As locally grown, foraged food becomes increasingly trendy, plants like wild ramps are at risk of being over-picked

US National Parks Shift to Sustainable Food

The Muir Woods Cafe in Marin, California has become a destination unto itself

Ownership of Product vs. Food

Those that own the food, own the people.  Most of us understand the dangers in patenting staple seed crops like corn, wheat, soy, alfalfa & cotton because these ingredients are key to the industrial food system.

Organic Seed And Development

Over the course of a conversation with a reader, there was some discussion about seed patents, development and organics.

Accountable vs. Organic

For the past three years I have been fortunate enough to be a shareholder in a Community Supported Agriculture plan here in Providence, Rhode Island. We renew our membership annually around this time of year when our farmer sends out an email offering the prices for the year and what we can expect.

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