Ann Trotter

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Tour de farm: A cross-country bike quest for the female farming perspective

Reports of women swelling the ranks of U.S. farmers apparently strike a chord. Readers greeted last month’s Grist article about this country’s nearly …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

Monsanto. Broccoli. I Love This. Really!

Emanuel Urban Farm Network: Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan To Transform Vacant Lots

Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago's South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban farms in just three years.<p>Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plan, Farmers for Chicago, will make up to five acres of city-owned lots available to local …

ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

Greenhouse gases from agriculture account for more than 10% of total emissions globally, roughly equivalent to the entire global transport sector. …

Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses in U.S.

Nearly one-third of bee colonies perished last winter. A new study suggests the sudden decline in the population could take a big economic toll on …

To end poverty worldwide, fix African agriculture first

The public chorus to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 now includes U.S. President Barack Obama, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bono. The backdrop is extremely promising since the developing world has already cut the share of people living in absolute poverty – that is, on less than the …

World Economy

Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Tropics

In seeking a "solution" to deforestation of tropical rainforests—whether it be through debt-for-nature-swaps, extractive reserves, selective logging, …

A Fresh Breath of Farm Air, An Agricultural Parody of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Theme Song

“<i>We grow wheat, corn, cattle, beans, and hay. That provide you with stuff you use every day.</i>”<p>The Peterson Farm Bros do a great job of promoting …

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Chipotle Introducing Tofu Burritos

In an attempt to overshadow the news of its Twitter breakdown this weekend, Chipotle has announced the expanded testing of a new “Sofritas” burrito …

Zagat

Edible Nation Branding for the Netherlands

On a recent excursion to the Netherlands, I was left bubbling with gastrodiplomacy ideas for the Dutch.<p>Gastrodiplomacy is an increasingly popular form of public diplomacy that uses food as a means to communicate culture; this tactic of culinary cultural diplomacy shares the uniqueness of a …

Why Bagged Lettuce May Be a Bummer

Bagged lettuce is a lot of things. It's convenient, it's usually affordable, and it can make a quick lunch or dinner side salad in a cinch. But …

NYC Mayoral Candidates Talk Food Stamps, School Lunches, and More at Food Policy Forum

The upcoming mayoral election in New York City will result in the first transition of power that the office has seen in 12 years. Michael Bloomberg, the current mayor, has been the city's controversial but steady leader for three consecutive terms. He has been known in recent years for his …

Why Do Heirloom Tomatoes Have Scars?

With their clefts and scars, heirloom tomatoes can be at once both ugly and beautiful. Called catfacing, this scarring is perfectly safe to eat, but …