As a kid I loved to draw cities of the future that were in the sky with gardens and homes far above the ground. Perhaps this is one reason that I am a huge fan of…View Details
George Washington, the father of our country, said it well when he proclaimed he grew “crops to eat and sell” and “crops to replenish the soil.”
Generations of farmers follow his footsteps.
Cover crops (also known as green manures) are…View Details
School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students’ meals (breakfast and…View Details
A USDA grant will allow a group of California organic farmers to team up with researchers from the University of California, Chico State and Fresno State to determine whether tilling less soil on the farm will improve production of vegetable…View Details
Farmer Vang Thao has been managing a successful farm south of Fresno for nearly 30 years, producing a spectacular array of vegetables – heirloom tomatoes, purple bell peppers, water…View Details
By Leanna Sweha
Wexus Technologies empowers farmers, food processors and others to save money and time by being more energy efficient. Its IoT platform analyzes utility usage and billing data in real time to drive…View Details
By Sarah Henry in Civil Eats
The farm manager at the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, Reyes approaches agricultural systems from a justice lens.View Details
By Diane Nelson in Food & Agriculture
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. Early results from research at the University of California, Davis, indicate that just…View Details
By John Namkwahe for The Citizen
Access to potentially-productive land is crucial to combating discrimination against females. When they are denied access, they are disadvantaged, economically powerless.
Tanzania is among developing nations where gender inequality denies women the right to…View Details
Soon We’ll Use Smartphones to Trace Our Food on the Blockchain. But There’s a Catch: We’ll Be Traced Too.
By Jessica McKenzie in The New Food Economy
Foodies interested in the provenance of their groceries may have to give up something in return: their privacy.View Details