With a new administration taking office in 2017 and potentially a lot of very big changes for farmers and consumers just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of for the coming year - plus some ideas for how you can help support the good food movement in 2017.
This week's Eco News features stories about the true cost of industrial meat production; what your mind has to do with food waste; the battle to convince Americans to eat meatless burgers - and much more!
Now more than ever, it is critical that we continue the fight to cultivate a more sustainable and just food system. Simply put, food is at the juncture of some of the most important issues facing our society (and world!): conservation, climate change, animal welfare, corporate control and consolidation, public health, fair labor and immigration, to name a few.
This week's Eco News features stories about the relationship between deforestation and Big Food; big wins for soda taxes; a ban on the extreme confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts - and much more!
This week we want to take the chance to highlight some (of the many) food advocacy organizations that do significant work to strengthen and foster a more sustainable, just food system for all. Check out these groups, and see how you can get involved!
This week's Eco News features stories about junk food as a human rights concern;why avocado prices are skyrocketing at the market; how the food industry is going beyond looks to combat waste - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about the carnivore's paradox; how you can indulge in sustainable sushi (phew!); why factory farms are under serious scrutiny in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about the Obama administration's role in the food movement; how Parmesan cheese may be fooling you; technology's role in putting an end to factory farming - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about how Americans are eating more and more meat; why perennial wheat may become a centerpiece on the dinner table; how tiny Denmark is making big strides in the fight against food waste - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about swift-evolving super bug bacteria; why your coconut latte habit is taking a toll on the environment; how that big-brand hamburger is contributing to deforestation in South America - and much more!