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Rice comes in many shapes, colors and varieties. In Thailand, a girl holds sticky rice in one hand and long-grained basmati in the other.

Saving Basmati and Other Endangered Grains

If you think you're buying basmati rice, think again. "Most of the rice sold as basmati in the United States is not the…
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Clif Bar Founders Invest in Farm-to-Food Truck

While Clif Bar continues to thrive under CEO Kevin Cleary, co-founders Kit and Gary were ready for a new challenge: food and wine.…
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Vertical Farm Takes Food Production to New Heights

In the city of Newark, New Jersey, a company known as Aero Farms has decided to build a new $30 million corporate headquarters…
Michigan, Detroit, farming, Michigan Good Food Fund, entrepreneurship, Eastern Market, agriculture, food access, food security

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…
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Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Driscoll's understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to…
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‘Organic Ready’ Corn: The Fight to Stop GMO Cross-Pollination

Frank Kutka, the maker of Organic Ready, is out to save organic corn. Oddly enough, he is doing it by an old-fashioned, home-grown…
Driscolls, Sakuma Berries, Leon Kaye, farmworkers, boycott, Familias Unidas por la Justia, farming, supply chain

Farmworkers’ Union Calls for Boycott Against Driscoll’s

Driscoll's organic blackberries, strawberries and raspberries can be found in grocery stores throughout the country. Though they are environmentally friendly, a farmworkers’ union…
California, Fresno, water crisis, drought, almonds, agriculture, farming, Leon Kaye, Los Angeles

As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
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Panera Bread Shares Animal Welfare Progress

Panera Bread shared its progress on reducing antibiotic use and confinement for farm animals in its U.S. supply chain.
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Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…
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Bacardi Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Sugarcane Farm

World famous rum maker Bacardi and the World Wildlife Fund Bacardi are aiming to advance sugarcane standards in Fiji with a model sugarcane…
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Millennials Take On Monsanto

Why Monsanto will never rule the food world: The three-prong movement that’s stopping the beast in its tracks.
PepsiCo, cashew fruit, cashew apples, cashews, India, Brazil, Maharashtra, Clinton Foundation, farming, sustainable agriculture, Leon Kaye

Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
Bottled water, drought, California, tap water, farming, beverage companies, Leon Kaye, groundwater, water stewardship

Is Too Much Bottled Water Coming from Drought Stricken Regions?

Much bottled water is coming from drought stricken regions, notably California, which is in its third year of drought.
[Courtesy Regional Access]  Ithaca, New York-based Regional Access started with one truck in 1989.  Today, its fleet serves 600-plus outlets throughout New York state.

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System? Start With the Base of the Supply Chain

Looking at three successful cases, this article by Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance discusses fixing the food system from the base of…
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