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Archive for April 2018

April 6, 2018

 

Raj Patel On The Trouble With Land Ownership

Researcher and author Raj Patel contributed an essay to "Letters To A Young Farmer." This week, Megan Betz speaks with him about alternatives to private ownership of land.

April 13, 2018

 

Addressing Root Causes Of Food Insecurity

The stories we tell ourselves about hunger shape our approach to solutions. Is it time to challenge the long standing narratives surrounding food insecurity?

April 20, 2018

 

What’s SNAP Got To Do With It?

A conversation with Angela Babb on the history of the US Farm Bill and how government nutrition assistance programs originated within farm policy.

April 2, 2018

 

Move Over, Brisket. There Are Fresher Foods ‘Too Good To Passover’

If the idea of the same-old brisket is giving you the Passover blues this year, author Jennifer Abadi will inspire a lighter, brighter table with Jewish recipes from all over the world.

April 5, 2018

 

Report Blasts Ag Secretary For Dodgy Record

A report from the Union of Concern Scientists warns that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s deregulation and attacks on science threaten to do permanent harm to the USDA.

April 5, 2018

 

Former Coal Mine To Become Hydroponic Greenhouse Site

One county in eastern Kentucky will soon add jobs and produce to their community.

April 6, 2018

 

When Farmland Gives Way To Development

Big cities in the Midwest are gaining ground on the rural communities that, for many decades, have thrived on the edges of urban development. Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of it now is covered by […]

April 13, 2018

 

EPA Updates East Chicago Residents on Lead Clean-Up

Spring has arrived, but for people living in parts of East Chicago, Indiana, gardening may not be possible for another three years. That’s how long the EPA said it could take to dig up all the yards contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Calumet and East Calumet neighborhoods. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency […]

April 20, 2018

 

Republican Farm Bill Increases Requirements For SNAP Recipients

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

April 20, 2018

 

Farmer Mental Health Bills: Are They Enough?

As essential legislation passes to provide farmers with mental health services, the conversation is shifting to deeper causes of farmer suicide and longer term solutions.

April 20, 2018

 

Study Says Savvy Farmers Could Raise Carbon-Neutral Beef

Researchers say better management of cattle grazing can make beef carbon-neutral over the long term.

April 20, 2018

 

Hemp Farmers Show Excitement And Concern Over Possible Federal Legalization

Hemp could make a comeback as congress considers legalizing the crop nationally

April 2, 2018

 

Move Over, Brisket. There Are Fresher Foods ‘Too Good To Passover’

If the idea of the same-old brisket is giving you the Passover blues this year, author Jennifer Abadi will inspire a lighter, brighter table with Jewish recipes from all over the world.

April 2, 2018

 

Move Over, Brisket. There Are Fresher Foods ‘Too Good To Passover’

If the idea of the same-old brisket is giving you the Passover blues this year, author Jennifer Abadi will inspire a lighter, brighter table with Jewish recipes from all over the world.

April 3, 2018

 

A Feast For The Eyes: An Art-Inspired Food Tour At The Met

An ancient Greek shopping list that reads like a modern text. Broken eggs that signal a "ruined" woman. The food depicted in the Met's collection is ripe with hidden references.

April 4, 2018

 

Activists in Mexicali Fight To Keep Their Water Safe From Big Beer

Constellation Brands, which makes beer like Corona, is building a new plant in Mexicali. Local activists say its cozy relations with the government threaten residents' already-limited water supply.

April 5, 2018

 

Report Blasts Ag Secretary For Dodgy Record

A report from the Union of Concern Scientists warns that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s deregulation and attacks on science threaten to do permanent harm to the USDA.

April 10, 2018

 

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.

April 13, 2018

 

EPA Updates East Chicago Residents on Lead Clean-Up

Spring has arrived, but for people living in parts of East Chicago, Indiana, gardening may not be possible for another three years. That’s how long the EPA said it could take to dig up all the yards contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Calumet and East Calumet neighborhoods. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency […]

April 16, 2018

 

Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

Many of the millions of Syrians living as refugees in Turkey have realized they're unlikely to make it home soon. So some of the women are turning their knowledge of Syrian cooking into a business.

April 17, 2018

 

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.

April 20, 2018

 

Republican Farm Bill Increases Requirements For SNAP Recipients

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

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