Deborah Pagliaccia

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PlantVillage

Our goal is to help smallholder farmers grow more food.<p>There are 550 million farms in the world and 83% are small, less than 2 hectares, family farms …

Penn State

5 Nonprofits Sowing the Seeds of a Better Food System

Once the work of public researchers, plant breeding is now dominated by a handful of massive corporations, but there are still a variety of nonprofit …

Agriculture

Fresh food truck rolls out new healthy service for Houstonians

By any measure, the grocery business is in a period of major changes. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, meal delivery kits like Blue Apron, and …

Texas

Organic Farmer, Writer Mas Masumoto Shares Sense of Place with Wendell Berry

<b>by Mas Masumoto</b><p>“The two of us have something often overlooked in today’s fast-paced world: history on the land and a sense of place.”I dream of …

Farming

Model suggests well-designed subsidies can help farmers and give consumers better food choices

When it comes to pegging the blame for the obesity crisis, farm subsidies are a popular target. Subsidies, the argument goes, encourage farmers to …

Agriculture

The EU Just Took a Major Step Toward Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030

By Thin Lei Win<p>ROME, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward slashing the amount of …

Agriculture

Plant-killing pests and diseases have an ally in climate change : experts | Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the United States, it is a wood-borer beetle that arrived in packaging and which has indirectly caused an estimated 21,000 premature human deaths. In South Korea, it is a worm that forced the government to cut down 10 million pine trees.<p>And in Africa, it is a …

Ecology

The Amount of Food Americans Waste Every Day Is More Shocking Than Thought, Study Shows

Just eat your damn leftovers.<p>The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study …

Agriculture

Farmworkers Are Living 20 to a House in California’s Bountiful Salinas Valley

If you’re making a salad to go along with your dinner tonight, you should probably thank the farmworkers in California’s Salinas Valley, who produce …

Housing

Who wastes more food: healthy eaters or junk food lovers?

Eating more vegetables, fruits and other nutrient-rich foods is unquestionably beneficial when it comes to your health. However, according to a …

Agriculture

U.S. Grain Ships Change Direction Mid-Voyage After China Tariffs

At least two ships loaded with sorghum have changed course while sailing across the Indian Ocean after China imposed a hefty tariff on U.S. supplies …

China

Impossible Burger draws environmentalists' ire

Biochemist Patrick O. Brown, founder of Impossible Foods Inc., invented a "magic ingredient" that solves what he calls the planet's biggest …

Advertising Industry

Watch This Expert Break Down Why Clean Meat and Plant-Based Proteins Will Replace Factory Farming Within the Next Decade (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of the Good Food Institute (GFI) and founding partner of New Crop Capital, recently gave an inspiring TEDx …

Could soils help save the climate?

Soils are a double-edged climate sword. They are huge reservoirs of organic carbon and can act as a carbon sink. But they can also release CO2 into …

California Rancher Pairs With Popular Outdoors Brand To Embrace Sustainable Farming

California ranchers don't always agree with environmentalists, because rules that benefit the environment often mean restrictions on where they can …

Northern California

Does Your City Have a Food Desert? Check with This Interactive Map - One Green Planet

A food desert is a neighborhood that doesn’t have access to a grocery store nearby. More than 23.5 million Americans live more than a mile away from …

Can organic rival plant breeding techniques as a solution for sustainable food?

<i>“Innovation in food and farming doesn’t implicitly mean GM techniques and agrichemicals,”</i>​ according to Honor Eldridge, policy officer at the UK’s …

Agriculture

CWA Speaker Story: Pamela Ronald

Pamela Ronald has been working to make strides in plant genetics, food security and sustainable agriculture. Ronald and her colleagues received the …

Agriculture

Building Resilient Soil Systems using Residue, No-till, and Cover Crops

<i>This is part of a series of articles on developing drought-ready and weather-ready farms. See more at cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/drought.</i><p>Crop residue …

Farming

How to make Sense of Food Labels

There are hundreds of food labels that could potentially be featured on the food we buy. Consumers are increasingly more particular about how safe …

Agriculture

Hemp gains ally to free it from marijuana ties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hemp advocates have a powerful ally in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican said he will introduce …

Cannabis

Rachel Surls Receives 2018 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award — ASI

Surls has been committed to community gardens, school gardens, and urban agriculture since long before our cities took notice. For 30 years, she has …

Impossible Burger Executive Grilled at Sustainable Foods Summit

An executive from a company selling a genetically engineered meat alternative faced tough questions at the Sustainable Foods Summit held in San …

Are You Ready for the New Wave of Genetically Engineered Foods?

<i>A version of this article was first published in</i> Common Ground Magazine March 2018 <i>(</i>PDF version)<i>.</i><p>By Stacy Malkan<p><b>Everyone loves a feel-good story about</b> …

Microbes, Drones, & AI May Be Keys To Farms Of The Future

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of Arkansas, in cooperation with Glennoe Farms, is devising new methods for enhancing the amount of …

Farming

Less fertilizer, greater crop yields, and more money: China's agricultural breakthrough

Nearly 21 million farmers in 452 counties across China have adopted recommendations from scientists in a 10-year agriculture sustainability study to …

The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

Let me admit up front that I would rather be eating a cheeseburger right now. Or maybe trying out a promising new recipe for Korean braised short ribs. But our collective love affair with beef, dating back more than 10,000 years, has gone wrong, in so many ways. And in my head, if not in my …

Climate

Most of America’s fruit is now imported. Is that a bad thing?

Imports have increased steadily for decades, but the extent of the change may be surprising: More than half of the fresh fruit and almost a third of …

Agriculture

When Truth and Reason Are No Longer Enough

In his new book, Steven Pinker is curiously blind to the power and benefits of small-town values.<p>I’m a scientist at UC Berkeley—a card-carrying true believer in liberal Enlightenment values. Imagine that I meet a bright young woman in a small town in Wisconsin or Alabama, and that I want to …

UC Berkeley

Simple genetic modification yields crops that need 25% less water

Scientists have discovered that a simple genetic modification may result in crops needing up to 25 percent less water than unaltered plants to …