A Baltimore Urban Farm Fights for Food Sovereignty in the Face of Eviction

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Jaisal Noor, Yes! Magazine

After serving the surrounding neighborhoods for over a decade, Black Yield Institute’s Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden will no longer…

Hunger Continues to Plague Americans. Here’s Why—and What to Do About It.

Food insecurity—and our failure to address it—has been around for generations. The pandemic allowed researchers to track what programs and…

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Black Farmers Still Await Debt Relief as Lawmakers Resolve Racist Lawsuits

December 1, 2020 update: This article was updated to include a comment from a USDA spokesperson. Now, the outcomes of…

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How I Changed My Relationship to Grocery Shopping—and My Financial Future

Some of the produce is rotten—this I dump onto another pallet—but most is perfectly good and I arrange it on…

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30 Reasons to Support Civil Eats on #GivingTuesday 2021

As a regular reader of Civil Eats, you know that we provide unmatched coverage of these unprecedented times. In 2021,…

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Our 2021 Food and Farming Holiday Book Gift Guide

As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve selected some of the best books to read and share as holiday gifts.…

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The Inequity of Hunger: An Interview with Priya Fielding-Singh

In How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America, sociologist Priya Fielding-Singh gives the…

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Could a Rapid Test For Antibiotics Bring Transparency to the Meat Supply Chain?

“So much of what is being sold as ‘antibiotic-free’ or ‘no antibiotics ever’ is just not that,” says Bill Niman,…

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After Years of Pushing for Prairie Strips, This Ecologist Won a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

The Iowa State landscape ecologist was included in this year’s group of 25 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, winning the famed “Genius…

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University Ag Schools Turn to Big Ag Dollars as Private Donations Dry Up

This story is part of Big Ag U, a series by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest on corporate influence…

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Meet the African Farmer Growing Rice in New York’s Hudson Valley

He introduces himself and the traditional African way of community harvest to the group: “Getting to know each other, meeting,…

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In the Food System and Beyond, Plastics Are the Problem

Editor’s note: A version of this interview appeared in The Deep Dish, our members-only monthly newsletter. Become a member today…

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Could Climate Change Make Food Less Nutritious?

Farmers know first-hand how climate disasters, pollinator loss, heat waves, flash floods, and diminishing water supplies can make growing crops…

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Beans May Be the ‘Food of the Future,’ but U.S. Farmers Aren’t Planting Enough

They are also an excellent source of protein, and on average, a serving results in about one-tenth of the greenhouse…

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Public Interest Groups Urge the EPA to Regulate Factory Farm Emissions

Even as President Biden discusses his plans to reduce global greenhouse gases with other world leaders, his administration continues to…

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Cocktail Historian Shanna Farrell on Why the Spirits Industry Needs a ‘Grain to Glass’ Revolution

Distillers are wholly disconnected from the farms that grow their ingredients—many even build their products from pre-made base spirits purchased…

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The Future of Food Shopping Might Be Plastic-Free

Editor's note: A version of this article appeared in The Deep Dish, our members-only monthly newsletter. Become a member today…

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In the Arid Southwest, Growing Seeds for Climate Resiliency

“I’m using natural systems [to adapt seed varieties], and I want my seeds to be resilient in those systems,” Parker…

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