Climate Change and Vulnerability

Climate change impacts more than just the Earth's temperature. It makes extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms more frequent. Water and land access become more difficult - and as a result, the globe's agriculture systems and food security is threatened as the worldwide population continues to grow.

What Ever Happened To...Cloning

Back in the 90's, two different sets of clones stole our hearts and our headlines: Tia and Tamera Mowry from Sister Sister and Dolly the Sheep and her mothers. In fact, we were so clone-crazy that a few creative New Yorkers turned it into an opportunity to start a themed restaurant. While the Mowry twins have done their best to remain in the limelight, Dolly the Sheep has largely been forgotten. But what ever happened to this barnyard celebrity - and animal cloning in general?

This Week in Eco News - October 2, 2015

Looking into the connections between parts of complex food, water and energy systems can yield eye-opening and important results. This week's Eco News features this type of research. There are stories of how important immigrants are to milk production, the outcome of massive herbicide use and a look at cities bearing the costs having clean water. Learn about these items + more!

2015 River Network River Heroes: Jennifer Pitt

In this week's installment of Our Heroes, we talk with Jennifer Pitt of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), one of River Network's 2015 River Heroes. Pitt manages EDF's efforts on the Colorado River to protect and restore the river's delta. In 2014, she helped bring water to the Delta for the first time in five decades.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Pawpaw

The woods of North America are a veritable cornucopia of food - plenty of it really yummy. A great example is the pawpaw, America's largest indigenous fruit! With a tropical taste, a variety of culinary uses and a large range, it's a shame that pawpaws aren't a snack staple. Go out and get a hold of one of these super local fruits!

What Ever Happened to... Rainforest Destruction?

In 1997, during a trip to the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, I saw firsthand what rainforest destruction looks like. While flying into the interior of Sarawak, I had a breathtaking view of the damage done by the timber industry - large swaths of deforested land. The question is: are we still destroying the planet's rainforests?

This Week in Eco News - September 25, 2015

Often times, the week's big Eco News is about major systems and complex relationships. This week is no different, from disturbing studies coming out about how much fast food kids eat and the amount of crop-diversity we've lost to exciting news like the fast-growth of the organic food sector and global companies joining climate change efforts.

Farm Aid 2015 Slideshow - A Look Back

We're proud to have been part of Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village so that we could share the Eat Well Guide with so many family farm supporters! Click through our photo slideshow to get a feel for the Farm Aid festivities!

11 Bovine Celebrities Who Were Kind of a Big Deal

Over here at GRACE we're celebrating our new favorite holiday: cow week. In honor of this special occasion, we've put together a list of the most important moovers and shakers throughout history that have helped shape human society and culture.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Cow's Milk

The production of milk - overwhelmingly milk from cows - is a massive industry that employs thousands of people. And, with wide differences between how milk is produced in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations versus the methods of smaller sustainable farmers, knowing what milk to buy is important.

Book Review - Cowed

Whether or not you eat beef or consume dairy, America's relationship with cattle is incredibly important to understand. And, if you want to get truly informed about the state of the cattle industry and how we could improve it to be more sustainable, there's no more exhaustive book out there than "Cowed" by Dennis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes.

What Ever Happened to...Mad Cow Disease?

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - aka "mad cow disease" - created a media frenzy back in the 1990s, when the UK experienced an outbreak of both the bovine and the human form of the disease. So what ever happened to mad cow disease?

This Week in Eco News - September 18, 2015

It takes a lot of people working together to make sustainable changes to our food, water and energy systems. This week's Eco News has stories of companies, individuals and governments cooperating to make a better world. There are also stories that underscore the need for more cooperation: for instance, how Big Ag and water protectors need to work together to protect resources and limit runoff.

The Road to Farm Aid 30: with Willie Nelson

Come with us on the (virtual) Road to Farm Aid as we celebrate Farm Aid's 30th anniversary concert in Chicago - this weekend! - by profiling the amazing musicians involved. This week we're talking about the Red Headed Stranger - musical legend Willie Nelson, one of the founders of Farm Aid.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Coffee

Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity after oil, and more than two billion cups of the caffeinated beverage are drunk around the world every day. But how did the fruit of a desert shrub become one of the most popular (and for some of us, necessary) beverages on the planet? And what are the environmental implications of our global addiction?

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