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Small Farm Tech: Food’s Past and Future at Work

Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.

What Role Do Microbes Play in Tackling Global Food Security?

How will we feed our rapidly expanding global population, set to hit 9 billion by 2050, while not contributing to climate change in…

Cotton Production and Consumption: A Cry For Sustainability

There is no other commodity grown on the farms of our planet that is more polluting than cotton. Major apparel and textile brands…
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The Land Institute Ahead of Schedule in its Quest to Revolutionize Agriculture

The Land Institute estimated it would take 100 years to fulfill its vision of a synergistic perennial polyculture. Forty years in, “we now…

Irvine, California: Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century

Freelance blogger Jim Pantaleo has fond memories of youth in agricultural Irvine, California, a place which would soon morph into a bedroom community…
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Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

While producing America's best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt…

Water and Corporate Culture at Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods has grown alongside California agriculture to become a multinational business. And it made water conservation a focal point for the…
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Monsanto Tests the Waters with Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Monsanto took to the Web in an unusual question-and-answer session last week, as part of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) platform. The questions…

Israel to California: Here’s How to Overcome Drought

What can a tiny nation smaller than Lake Michigan teach a state like California? According to Mother Nature, plenty. Israel, which has had…
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Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…

How Strong Are Commitments to Source Sustainable Palm Oil?

Many of the largest players in the palm oil industry have made commitments to make their supply chains more sustainable. But what do…
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The Untapped Market of Progressive Animal Product Sourcing

More and more Americans say they support humane treatment of farm animals. Fortunately, animal welfare and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive.

General Mills Invests $50,000 in Prairie Organic Grain Initiative

General Mills announced earlier this month that it is investing $50,000 in the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, a multi-year program with the…

France Bans Roundup, While Monsanto Eyes U.K. as New Home

The Europeans' love-hate relationship with Monsanto can be dizzying at times. While the American agrichemical company is courting (or trying to court) its…

Federal Guidelines Just Might Tell Americans to Put Down That Cheeseburger

The federal government just may recommend that Americans eat less meat when new guidelines are released in the fall. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory…