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.
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.
Kellee James is the Founder and CEO of Mercaris, a market data service and trading platform for organic, non-GMO and other identity-preserved agricultural commodities. Kellee offers perspective on the challenges and rewards of bringing innovative food system solutions to life.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
Meet Regina Northouse, executive director of Food Recovery Network which has recovered and donated more than 1.5 million pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Read on to find out what students have taught her about making a positive impact and what she would change about the food system.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Katie Massy, founder of Women Who Farm, to talk about her sources of inspiration, the challenges facing women in agriculture and the resulting societal benefits of supporting and encouraging female farmers globally.
We know climate change is real and will have a big impact on our food system, but how should we prepare? It turns out that a brief flirtation with climate change 200 years ago has some important lessons for us all.
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.
Agriculture and venture capital have joined forces to take the centuries-old concepts of hydroponics and aquaponics to new heights, turning them into what some are calling the future of urban agriculture.