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June 5, 2017

 

field of oats

Sustainable Agriculture Research Center Survives Cut, Barely

The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.

May 30, 2017

 

dry field

Uncertainty Ahead For Government Climate Research

Farmers may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change.

May 29, 2017

 

A chicken house in Florida

Advocates Call For Action On Factory Animal Farming

A group of advocates is calling for the WHO to take stronger action and issue stronger warnings against industrial animal farming.

May 2, 2017

 

amaranth and corn flour, agave honey and amaranth cereal

Why Mexican Chefs, Farmers, Activists Are Reviving Amaranth

The ancient grain is part of a movement to revive native crops and cuisines while restoring the health and economy of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's poorest states.

April 22, 2017

 

Wholesum Harvest

Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home.

April 19, 2017

 

Rob Fleming

Growing A Prairie In The Shadow Of An Agribusiness Legacy

The names Wallace and Garst loom large in the modern history of farming. Some descendants of these agriculture titans are trying to leave a different legacy.

April 7, 2017

 

fisherman

The Race To Fish Slows Down

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes.

March 2, 2017

 

loaves of bread

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

December 28, 2016

 

coconut pieces

Dishing On Next Year’s Food Trends

Food writer Mimi Sheraton talks about what she expects to see on people's plates in 2017.

December 4, 2016

 

squid salad

Squid Is Big Business, But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

November 2, 2016

 

irrigated crops

How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?

Harvest Public Media was unable to find cases where the candidates specifically address the Ogallala Aquifer, but each has each spoken to sustainable water use.

October 31, 2016

 

fish

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.

October 21, 2016

 

Glass Pepsi bottles are marked with

Pepsi Pledges To Cut Sugar In Drinks

PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.

August 31, 2016

 

Bruce Hincks of Meadowood Farm

Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

July 14, 2016

 

Whole fresh anchovies are displayed

UN Warns World Is Reaching Peak Fish

A new UN report says 31.4 percent of worldwide fish stocks were caught at unsustainable levels in 2013.

July 7, 2016

 

Ronnie Russell

Midwest Farmers Fear GMO Labels Will Stigmatize Products

Consumers may view GMO disclosure labels much like surgeon general’s warnings on cigarette packages, despite a recent study showing GMO crops are safe to eat.

April 6, 2016

 

food waste and tractor

Can We Turn Leftover Food Into Electricity?

Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

October 26, 2015

 

Garbage bags sit under a

100 New York Schools Pledge To Stop Making Trash

Schools in New York have launched a “zero waste” program that will reuse, recycle or compost all types of waste over the next five years.

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