Animal Agriculture Is Dangerous Work. The People Who Do It Have Few Protections.

The owner of the farm, an older white man, pulled the bull off. He led Andrade to a chair outside…

3 weeks ago

Injured and Invisible: Our Methodology

Reporters began by examining fatality and severe injury data from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency…

3 weeks ago

How a St. Louis Spice Drive Offers Refugees a Taste of Home

The 30-year-old says these spices help him feel connected to his roots whenever he makes traditional Afghan food, including stews,…

4 weeks ago

Urban Farms Are Stepping Up Their Roles in Communities Nationwide

This, Villanueva said, is why they do this work, because people should not have to feel embarrassed when they need…

4 weeks ago

Disabled Activists Are Building a More Inclusive Food Justice Future

So when she encountered changes to her mobility, Wilson says, “I had to find a different way to function in…

4 weeks ago

New Mexico Farmers Face a Choice: Pray for Rain or Get Paid Not to Plant

The conservation district had, over the previous two years, piloted programs to pay some farmers and landowners to stop farming…

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New Evidence Shows Pesticides Contain PFAS, and the Scale of Contamination Is Unknown

At the most recent event last February, Ed Messina, director of the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental…

1 month ago

How the Midterm Elections Will Impact Food and Agriculture

November 9, 2022 update: Control of the Senate is still up in the air and likely will be for another…

1 month ago

With New Federal Funding, Has Agroforestry’s Moment Arrived?

“There is a windfall of federal money entering the agroforestry sector,” Meghan Giroux told Mongabay. The director of Vermont-based agroforestry…

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Leaving Some Farmland Fallow Benefits the Air We Breathe

The study found that areas with more acres of land set aside through CRP had lower levels of fine particulate…

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Renata Birkenbuel Joins Civil Eats as Indigenous Foodways Reporting Fellow

Birkenbuel began her newspaper career as a daily sports writer, but eventually evolved into an education and business reporter who…

1 month ago

Native Farmers Push for More Equitable Training and Support in the Farm Bill

Also known as wuttahmineash in the Algonquian language, the strawberry is a natural gift from the Creator to heal relationships,…

1 month ago

Year-Round Farming in Massachusetts? How the State Is Investing in Solutions.

The ability to cram urban permaculture farms into improbable spots and transform these forgotten spaces into vibrant, welcoming, community education…

1 month ago

Op-ed: I’m a Restaurant Worker, Not a Robot

Like much of the world, new and ever-changing technology is a fact of life for restaurant workers. From the COVID-19…

1 month ago

Can a Court Compel the EPA to Protect Communities of Color From CAFO Pollution?

With more than 500 concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) housing millions of pigs, Duplin County is known as the “hog…

1 month ago

The Field Report: As COP27 Approaches, a Push for More Attention to Food and Agriculture

On Monday, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) published a report showing that while funding has increased…

1 month ago

In the Age of Megadrought, Farmers in the West See Promise in Agave

This article was produced in partnership with Edible Communities; a version of this article will appear in the Winter 2023…

1 month ago

Students Are Building the Next Generation of Farmworker Advocates

An excerpt of this article originally appeared in The Deep Dish, our members-only email newsletter. Become a member today to get the…

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