These Garden Mentors Are Growing Equity

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Lisa Held

Seed demand has been even higher in 2021 than it was in 2020, and garden and seed leaders say that…

Op-ed: Our Shot at Creating Hunger Free Schools

At various points throughout the pandemic, an estimated 33 percent of households with children have experienced some level of food…

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Op-ed: Transforming School Food Requires More than Universal Access

And while access is critical, it’s not the only factor that matters. Think about a time when a meal brought…

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LGBTQ+ Farms to Support this Pride Month—and All Year

Hannah Breckbill, the founder of the 22-acre farm Humble Hands Harvest in Decorah, Iowa, uses queer as a verb: “To…

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34 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for the Summer of 2021

Books We Read We Are the Land: A History of Native California By Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer…

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Why African Farmers Journeyed to the U.S. with an Urgent Climate Change Message

Malawi’s per capita carbon dioxide emissions were just .08 per person in 2019, but the country has already been hit…

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How Pesticides Are Harming Soil Ecosystems

With conventionally farmed land, “anything synthetic is hurting the natural ecosystem of the soil,” said Ward, whose acreage is now…

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Will the U.S. Ban PFAS in Food Packaging?

Since they were developed around the middle of last century, PFAS have been hailed by multiple industries as miracle chemicals.…

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A Tiny Pest, a Big Crossroads for California Citrus

Gorden is relieved. About crumb-sized and the color of dusty farmland, the psyllid carries a bacterial disease called huanglongbing (HLB)…

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Climate Change Is Melting Arctic Ice Cellars

The Iñupiat have for generations hunted bowhead whales every spring and fall. “We’re whalers. It’s who we are as a…

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A Century After the Tulsa Race Massacre, a Grocery Store Opens to Serve the Community

"In engaging with my community, the number one issue of concern that I heard was that we don't have a…

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How a Year of Mutual Aid Fed Minneapolis

This story was produced in partnership with Eater. People took numbers and those numbers were called when it was their…

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‘High on the Hog’ Celebrates Black Contributions to Global Food and Culture

But this isn’t quite the “we’re not in Kansas anymore” moment you'll see in most food travel shows. And Satterfield,…

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Op-Ed: Hunger is a Political Decision. We Can Work to End It.

It is also a reminder that hunger is not inevitable—it’s a policy choice. Even before the pandemic, over 40 million…

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Why Did It Take So Long for Food Companies to Rebrand their Racist Products?

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, perhaps one of the most-overdue and yet least-expected changes in American…

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Have Restaurants Really Had a Racial Reckoning?

This article was produced in partnership with Eater. The pandemic was already revealing the cracks in the restaurant industry, making…

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Has the ‘Buy Black’ Movement Made a Difference for Food Entrepreneurs?

This story was produced in partnership with Eater. “At the beginning of June, I was 8 months pregnant and swollen…

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‘Inhabitants’ Digs Deep Into Indigenous Solutions to Climate Change

Across the country, Native American communities are also responding to the crisis and many have been adopting climate action plans…

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