Threats to the environment from a toxic industrial chemical sparked action Thursday from state regulators, who are concerned the material could show up in sewage sludge that farmers use to fertilize their fields.
Last week, a Harvard School of Public Health study exploring the impact of recent changes to school lunch came out with mixed news: students are eating more fruits and vegetables, but waste remains a problem.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's reluctance to buy hormone meat or genetically modified food from the United States has exposed an enormous gulf that threatens the world's biggest trade pact, industry and
How did these-naturally grown items that have been around forever suddenly become "the thing" at Rozek's store? It began as a pilot program as part of the Pitt County Healthy Corner Stores Initiative, and it's still going strong nearly thre...
For six decades, writer Wendell Berry has spoken out in defense of local agriculture, rural communities, and the importance of caring for the land. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his Kentucky farm, his activism, and why he remains hopeful for the future.
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety.
Mongolia Ministry of Industry and Agriculture convenes high-level forum to discuss remedial action – 10 Government Ministers attend
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12 Mar 2014 -- While the environments of small islands in the Pacific and landlocked countries with no access to the sea may seem polar opposites, they share common problems that need collaborative efforts to address and resolve if food security is to be guaranteed for future generations, a specially convened meeting in the Mongolian capital has heard.
Editor’s note: Evan Fraser holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security at the University of Guelph and is the author of Empires of Food. You can visit his website here. The views expressed are his own.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
When people are hungry, they are desperate. Fraser's piece is worth reading.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are not aware of what exactly a GMO is, think Frankenstein's monster. Apply the same technique used to ...
GLOUCESTER – As dramatic videos of the West Coast sea star die-off make the rounds on social media, a Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor has been quietly studying similar catastrophes closer to home.
Have your heard about the D.C. Urban Farming and Food Security Act of 2014? This bill was recently submitted by District Of Columbia Councilmember David Grosso and is supported by Councilmembers Mary...
Food security activists have asked African legislators to stop passing laws which end up protecting the interests of multinational seed manufacturers at the expense of ordinary farmers.
Bernard Guri, the Executive Director at the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development, a Ghanaian based CSO said, “New seeds trade laws have been passed rapidly, adopted or are in the process of being adopted at regional and national levels. They have significant impact on small holder farmers as they exclude farmers’ varieties in their lists with their focus on seeds that are distinct, uniform and stable.