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November 5, 2014

 

cary-fowler

Seed Banks Guard Against Uncertain Food Future, Not Doomsday

When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

September 22, 2014

 

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NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

September 20, 2014

 

paw paws

Magic Of Cider, Art Of Coffee Roasting, Season Of Paw Paws

Maria Kennedy walks us through the cider making process, from apple to bottle. Paw paw cookies with Chef Daniel Orr. And, coffee roasting on a small scale.

August 10, 2014

 

potluck table

Community Potluckers Celebrate ‘Bounty Of The Moment’

Nancy Vienneau has organized a community-wide potluck in Nashville for five years. Her cookbook includes 30 recipes from potluck participants over the years.

July 26, 2014

 

baby turnip on the farm

Brain Food, Palmer Amaranth, Turnips And Kale

Dr. Drew Ramsey connects brain health with certain types of foods. Chef Daniel Orr cooks some baby turnips with pears. And, meet the superweed Palmer Amaranth.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

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Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

March 8, 2014

Breaking Bread 

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Bread Baking For All, Invasive Plants, Maple Syrup Recipes

Our experts give you advice for baking delicious loaves of bread, gluten-free and gluten-full. Maple syrup with turnips. And, are invasive weeds on the rise?

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

invasive-toadflax

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

October 31, 2013

Label Says 

Vegetables labeled and displayed at a Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods To Launch Sustainability Index For Produce

Whole Foods Market has announced it will begin rating the sustainability of its produce and flowers in September next year.

June 1, 2013

Up In Flames 

grilling fire

Kick Off Grilling Season With Barbecue And Rhubarb

Bring on summer grilling season! Lynn Schwartzberg talks about what makes great barbecue, and Chef Daniel Orr cooks with rhubarb.

May 27, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green 

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Exploring The Secret Life Of Plants

Crop scientists have been working to engineer plants better suited to extreme weather, but some researchers think we might be overlooking plants’ own solutions.

February 26, 2013

Aggravated Agriculture  

Climate change is expected to have an overall negative impact upon crop and livestock over the next 25 years.

Climate Change To Hurt Crops And Livestock

The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.

December 28, 2012

Who Could Forget? 

The second hand on an analog clock approaches the 12.

2012: The Year In Food News

From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.

July 24, 2012

The Price Is Wrong 

The feet of a person standing on earth that's so dry it's clumped and cracked.

Food Prices Expected To Spike, But Relief May Be In Sight

While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.

June 26, 2012

Weighing In 

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Tipping The Scales: How Obesity Influences Planetary Health

A team of researchers looks at the ecological impacts of a human population that's growing in more ways than one.

April 18, 2012

Bacon's True Cost 

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Bacon Lovers: The Other Side Of The Story

Studies show all that processed meat isn't terribly good for you, or for the environment. Do you eat it anyway?

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

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Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

April 1, 2011

New To The Bookshelf 

Chef Kurt Michael Friese And His Book Chasing Chiles

Telling The Story Of Climate Change By Way Of Chile Peppers

"Chasing Chiles" brings the problem of climate change to our plates by exploring one of North America's most diverse food plants: chile peppers.

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