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Dumpster Diving Video: How Much Food Do We Waste?

Rob is dumpster diving across America in an effort to show us just how much food we are throwing away. There really is no reason for people to go hungry in our communities. Attitudes, habits, laws and distribution systems need to shift so that we start feeding people rather than trashing astonishing quantities of food.…

Jodi Daley on How to Start and Manage a Farmers Market

Jodi Daley on How to Start and Manage a Farmers Market

Jodi Daley talks about what it takes to organize a farmers market from the ground up, and how the market she founded is helping improve the health and quality of life for community members across the economic spectrum.…

Claire Hope Cummings on Seeds, Synbio, GMO and the Future

Claire Hope Cummings on Seeds, Synbio, GMO and the Future

Despite her tough critiques of seed and chemical conglomerates like Monsanto, and her warnings about the tenuous future of food and biodiversity, Claire's stories are primarily about connecting people, places and plants, and respecting the wisdom of traditional land-based cultures. In an interview with Ethical Foods she speaks about the consequences of genetic seed modification for both farmers and consumers, her fears concerning the rise in synthetic biology, and how individuals can effect positive change.…

Favorite Holiday Dinner Party Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

Favorite Holiday Dinner Party Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

While there are many cookbooks out there that inspire you to cook healthy, simple every day vegan and vegetarian meals to get you through your workweek, here are some cookbooks that will help you plan and execute a holiday feast or festive dinner party.…

Modern Diwali Foods: Organic & Sustainable

Modern Diwali Foods: Organic & Sustainable

This year on October 23, firecrackers will sound throughout the streets of India, as well as many other countries around the world, in celebration of Diwali—the festival of lights. But as modern lifestyles have picked up pace, the quality of the traditional festival foods has begun to change as well.…

Global Farmers Market: Buying Coffee Directly from Growers

Global Farmers Market: Buying Coffee Directly from Growers

You've heard of farm to table, but how about farm to cup? Coffee farmers devote years to producing top quality beans enjoyed by coffee lovers around the world. However, due to a lengthy and inefficient supply chain, these largely independent farmers are rarely rewarded with financial security. By giving farmers the resources to roast their own specialty, Fair Trade beans, then connecting them directly with consumers, Vega Coffee is set to revolutionize the coffee trade – and provide much needed financial stability to hard working farmers.…

Ending Plastic Pollution in Bali: Reusable Bags and Straws

Ending Plastic Pollution in Bali: Reusable Bags and Straws

Following a stroll on a lovely, yet plastic-strewn, Balinese beach, Glenn Adams and daughter Gaia Shekhinah set out on a mission. The two formed The Last Straw, a campaign that encourages island businesses to end their use of plastic straws and embrace reusable alternatives. The two spoke enthusiastically about their efforts, and their next plan to tackle plastic bag pollution.…

Foraging Your Dinner: Iso Rabins of forageSF

Foraging Your Dinner: Iso Rabins of forageSF

As a cook, entrepreneur and food advocate, Rabins is something of a pioneer. In just six short years he has developed San Francisco's first foraged food delivery service, started a highly popular roving underground supper club, and his formerly under-the-radar Batch Made Market events are now the talk of the town.…

Lexicon of Sustainability: What’s in a Word?

Lexicon of Sustainability: What’s in a Word?

These days, the word sustainability has become fairly ubiquitous, but what does it actually mean? Through innovative photographic collages, short films and a traveling exhibition featuring some of the leading thinkers in food, farming and conservation, this constantly evolving project is helping change the way we think – and speak – about sustainability.…

Interview With Mark Shepard of New Forest Farm

Interview With Mark Shepard of New Forest Farm

Mark Shepard has created something of an environmental oasis at his Wisconsin homestead, New Forest Farm. Shepard, a farmer and author, is a longtime proponent of restoration agriculture, the practice of recreating healthy, naturally occurring, economically viable perennial farms.…

FarmHer: Interview with Marji Guyler-Alaniz

FarmHer: Interview with Marji Guyler-Alaniz

Iowa photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz has been getting lots of attention for FarmHer, her captivating photography series highlighting female farmers. We interviewed Marji about her project, her inspiration, and future plans.…

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