The World Food Prize Winner Says Soil Should Have Rights

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Virginia Gewin

Rattan Lal, this year’s winner of the World Food Prize, is only the second soil scientist awarded the $250,000 equivalent…

Julián Castro on the Goya Boycott and How to Support Communities of Color

The CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, ignited a political firestorm last week during a visit to the White House…

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The Doctor-Botanist Couple Healing a Community in the Rural South

When Ruby Evans Moss called on Dr. Marlo Paul this spring, the schoolteacher had nowhere to turn. Her husband, Adolphus…

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Food Companies Step Up Funding for Organic Farming Research

For almost 20 years, Stephen Jones developed wheat varieties for white commodity wheat flour, but he never liked it much.…

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Op-ed: How Urban Agriculture Can Fight Racism in the Food System

This article was originally published by Bioneers, and is an edited excerpt of a presentation Washington made at a past…

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Interest in Foraging Is Booming. Here’s How to Do it Right

Twenty years ago, Samuel Thayer, a rural Wisconsinite who grew up foraging on the side of the road on his…

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‘American Harvest’ Provides a Window on Farm Country

When Marie Mutsuki Mockett spent months traveling with a group of wheat harvesters in 2017, it wasn’t her first time…

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Inside the Race for Lab-Grown Meat

Journalist Chase Purdy is the rare person who can say he’s tried chicken, foie gras, and a meatball—among other foods—all…

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How Black Communities Are Bridging the Food Access Gap

When COVID-19 closed New York City schools, Tony Hillery grew troubled about the fact that food and housing-insecure children were…

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Could Putting Farmland in the Commons Support Land Justice and Sustainability?

The Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine (SBCA) needed land. This year, one of the farms run by the Lewiston,…

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Op-ed: The Farm Bureau Says it Wants to Fight Racism. Here’s Where to Start.

In response to the murder of George Floyd, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation’s largest farm organization, declared that…

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A San Diego Pier-to-Plate Seafood Market Is a Lifeline for Fishermen

On the morning of March 18, Shane Slaughter loaded groceries, bait, and other provisions into his pickup truck. He was…

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Bayer Forges Ahead with New Crops Resistant to 5 Herbicides

Over the past few years, Bayer (which now owns Monsanto) has repeatedly lost in court to those who have claimed its…

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It’s Now Legal for Home Chefs in California to Sell Meals. Will More Cities Get on Board?

Denise Blackmon learned to make gumbo from her mother, who learned it from a cousin from Louisiana. “It’s literally just…

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As School Meal Programs Go Broke, a Renewed Call for Universal Free Lunch

When Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) served its last meals in cafeterias on March 11, the district was already reeling…

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The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ Is Still Fighting for Food Sovereignty

On a Friday afternoon in late March, Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts, received a call,…

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Op-ed: We Can Build a Better Food System Through Mutual Aid

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, everyday people have sprung into action to help each other out. Organizers and…

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Fishermen Hope for Change as the Seafood Industry Faces a Crisis

June 26, 2020 update: The CDC today published new guidance designed to protect workers in seafood processing facilities and on…

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