TEDx Manhattan speaker Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farm. Her talk is called "In Praise of Big Organic." Goodman believes that if we want to preserve public health and protect the soil and water we rely on to grow our food, transitioning land to organic practices has to be at the top of the agenda of the healthy food movement.
As the Sustainable Food Trust hosts "The True-Cost Accounting in Farming and Food" conference in London Thursday and Friday, here is a Q&A with Patrick Holden, the Founding Director of the Trust, about the true cost of the food we eat - and how we can make those costs more visible.
This year, a "late" US Thanksgiving coincides merrily with an early Hanukkah for the first time since 1888. Here are some sustainable travel tips from the Ecocentric team to help you enjoy traveling to spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest.
It's time to get your turkey for Thanksgiving. Check out highlights of places near you where you can find a sustainably raised bird!
There are a whole lot of resources that go into the meat you eat, many of which are not obvious or accounted for. Find out why meat production is so resource-intensive. The second of three posts about possible limits to global meat production.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future revisited the 2008 Pew Commission report on industrial farm animal production and found that little to no regulatory progress has been made to address any of the serious threats posed by this sector of agriculture.
Out of sight and out of mind, huge container ships glide from port to port, bringing us the goodies we crave, but what's their real cost?
The US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance wants to talk to consumers, but it appears the organization is more concerned with countering the public's increasing awareness of the health and environmental harms associated with industrial agriculture.
Although its nutty, delicious seeds can be found year-round in health food and some larger grocery stores, amaranth is only in season in the summer through mid-fall. The Today Show has called amaranth greens the next kale, and there are numerous recipes pairing the striking plant's seeds with more common ingredients.
In the wake of reports from the CDC and Johns Hopkins on the urgent threat of antibiotic resistant infections, the pressure is on America's biggest retailer to tackle the antibiotics overuse problem in meat production.
American farmers have been through a lot in recent decades - the least we can do is show our support of their hard work every day. Join us in spreading #farmerlove on the #Road2FarmAid!
Catch the premiere of Growing Cities at the Portland Film Festival - it's the best documentary about urban agriculture we've seen to date.
To handle risks like the 2012 drought, most farmers turn to the Federal Crop Insurance Program, which pays for part of the losses that farmers suffer when weather destroys their crops, but farmers have another key tool to help them become more resilient to these challenges right beneath their boots - their soil!
Oil industry giants have been pushing a wave of biofuel advertising, but the nature of such fuel is complex; just look at its many different "generations." Too often, this complexity mixed with the promise of clean, renewable biofuels descends into greenwashing.
When athletes and their teams champion the environment, we all win. The 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit - highlighting the sustainability efforts of over 170 teams in seven leagues - takes place in Brooklyn next week.
Should The Golden State allow fracking offshore in the Pacific and atop the Monterey Shale? Impacts are being felt from the Central Valley to Los Angeles; given the earthquakes triggered by injection wells in less seismically active places, there remain concerns about doing so next door to the San Andreas Fault.