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05

Feb

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communitiesThe seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communities
The seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

22

Dec

5 books about food, farms and philanthropyFrom the promise of insects as food to home-grown grains, each of these books offers something to chew on.

5 books about food, farms and philanthropy
From the promise of insects as food to home-grown grains, each of these books offers something to chew on.

23

Oct

With Farm to Preschool program, kids get a head start on healthy eatingThis offshoot of the farm to school movement helps shape good eating habits before kids even reach elementary school.

With Farm to Preschool program, kids get a head start on healthy eating
This offshoot of the farm to school movement helps shape good eating habits before kids even reach elementary school.

13

Jun

Failed backyard farms lead to growing number of homeless animalsAs more urbanites abandon their attempts at homesteading, farm animal sanctuaries are feeling the crunch and animals are suffering.

Failed backyard farms lead to growing number of homeless animals
As more urbanites abandon their attempts at homesteading, farm animal sanctuaries are feeling the crunch and animals are suffering.

19

May

Growing green: Interview with organic farmer Daniel Mays
After graduating from college, Daniel Mays followed his heart back to the land and has been working to build his own small organic farm in Maine.

Growing green: Interview with organic farmer Daniel Mays

After graduating from college, Daniel Mays followed his heart back to the land and has been working to build his own small organic farm in Maine.

15

May

Farming on Mars: NASA ponders food supply for 2030s mission
Gravity, space radiation and artificial lighting are just some of considerations in feeding manned missions to Mars.

Farming on Mars: NASA ponders food supply for 2030s mission

Gravity, space radiation and artificial lighting are just some of considerations in feeding manned missions to Mars.

16

Apr

How small-scale farmers are growing more rice with less water and fewer chemicals
SRI, the system of rice intensification, has taken agribusiness giants by surprise with its record-breaking harvests across the globe.

How small-scale farmers are growing more rice with less water and fewer chemicals

SRI, the system of rice intensification, has taken agribusiness giants by surprise with its record-breaking harvests across the globe.

06

Apr

What is the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’?
Anonymously added to a recent budget bill, the controversial rider would protect U.S. biotech companies from litigation if their GMO seeds turn out to be dangerous.

What is the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’?

Anonymously added to a recent budget bill, the controversial rider would protect U.S. biotech companies from litigation if their GMO seeds turn out to be dangerous.

21

Mar

How Farm to School programs are chipping away at childhood obesity
These healthy food initiatives emphasize local food consumption, school gardens and food education in school curriculums.

How Farm to School programs are chipping away at childhood obesity

These healthy food initiatives emphasize local food consumption, school gardens and food education in school curriculums.

03

Mar

How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?
Graphic illustrates how much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4 a well-rounded diet of meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, fruits and veggies for a year. Not surprisingly, it’s a lot.

How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?

Graphic illustrates how much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4 a well-rounded diet of meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, fruits and veggies for a year. Not surprisingly, it’s a lot.