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Taste It, Don't Waste It: Avocadoes

Avocadoes are versatile, nutritious and delicious. But they are also resource intensive to grow, can be quite expensive and for many of us represent a significant amount of food miles spent. You don't need to quit your avocado habit, but it's a good idea to enjoy every last bite of the avocados that you buy. Here's how.

Milk Money: How Incentives Lead to Milk Down the Drain

The 1990s ad campaign from milk producers, "Got Milk?," permeated the ad world and transcended into pop culture. Yet despite the public's awareness of milk and dairy products, farmers still need to dump millions of gallons of milk every year.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Fiddleheads

Beautiful fiddleheads are bright green, their tightly coiled heads delicately curled like the scroll of a violin. With a flavor slightly reminiscent of asparagus, but also nutty and pleasantly bitter, fiddleheads are a delicious reminder that the doldrums of winter are finally over.

Can Factory Farm Divestment Work?

Factory farming accounts for nearly all animal agriculture in the US despite the environmental, animal welfare and public health costs. A growing movement is urging investors to consider the risks they expose themselves to by aligning their money with factory farming, and how it could prove to be a bad gamble.

How to Use Up Every Last Egg in Your Easter Basket

Easter is coming soon, and if you celebrate, there is a good chance that part of your day will include egg decorating, hiding and gathering. Which sounds like fun - but what will you do with all those eggs once your basket is full? We've got some tips and recipes to help you use up every last egg!

What Is Local Food and Agriculture?

Local food and agriculture has gained popularity, but what does "local" even mean? Isn't local food simply sustainable and healthy? It often is, but it's not always so simple. Here are some guidelines.

Talking Clean Water and Industrial Agriculture with Kelly Hunter Foster

Meet Kelly Hunter Foster, senior attorney at Waterkeeper Alliance. Kelly manages several campaigns, including Clean Water Act-related legal actions against the government and polluters. Read on to learn what Kelly thinks can be done to hold agribusiness more accountable - and what inspires her.

United Nations Releases Damning Report on Pesticides, Exposes Industry

A blistering new report from the United Nations explores the vast human and environmental cost of our food system's reliance on pesticides. The report also exposes the agrochemical industry's claims that pesticides are needed to feed the world to be merely "aggressive, unethical marketing tactics."

10 Important Farm Bill Food Programs on the Chopping Block

Congress will soon hold the first of many hearings to discuss what will be in the 2018 farm bill. If President Trump's skinny budget is any indication of what's to come, there may be a lot of critical food and farm programs cut from the bill. Here are some on the chopping block.

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