farming

Farmigo Launches Online Farmers Market

Farmigo aims to create more locavores by bringing the farmers market experience to the computer screens of those who can’t make it to…

Water Pollution in Iowa: Time for Business to Step Up

The Environmental Working Group released a report on Iowa's poor water quality. Businesses must step in and address the challenges of water pollution.

GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.

Organic Dairy Farms Milking Big Business Opportunities

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently issued a report that touts the economic benefits of organic dairy farms.

RIP, Food Transparency and Proposition 37

Proposition 37 is heading to defeat after scoring an approval rating of over 60 percent two months ago.

Australian Carbon Trading Scheme Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local

Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.

Sainsbury’s Greenlights “Ugly” Fruit and Vegetables

The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced “ugly fruits and vegetables” will now be available for purchase in its UK stores because of the ongoing…

Can PepsiCo Inspire Sustainable Development in Africa?

In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about…

World Water Week Opens With Somber Warnings to Business About Water Scarcity

The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the…

The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers

Drought is usually considered one of the unintended environmental consequences of global warming - but it also has enormous financial repercussions.

First Fair Trade Certified Coffee Estate Already Improving Lives

Within 3 months of certification the first Fair Trade coffee estate's 110 workers (40% of whom are women) earned $7,250 in community development…

Video: How to Scale Sustainable Tomatoes

Situated an hour outside Los Angeles, in Camarillo, California, Houwelings Tomatoes fuses nature with technology to produce millions of tomatoes every year. Leading…

Financing and the Small Regional Farmer

Our food system has become increasingly complex, and created barriers that make it very difficult for small regional farmers to successfully bring their…

Britain Moves to Boost the Number of Young Farmers

The average age of farmers in Britain is increasing and those that are looking to retire are finding it difficult to find younger…

Oscar Mayer Confirms Plan to Eliminate Pig Gestation Crates

This past weekend, Oscar Mayer, one of the biggest names in pork products, announced its plan to eliminate the gestation crate system that…