In exactly one week, this election will finally be over. But it's really just the beginning for the next president and Congress who will have to start sorting through and identifying policy priorities, including food and farm issues. We've pulled together a list of five of the top issues the next president will have to tackle!
We talk with David Kanter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, about the problems caused by nitrogen pollution and how we can better manage this critical resource.
Post Carbon Institute supports the transition to a more resilient, equitable and sustainable world. Here, PCI's Executive Director Asher Miller talks about what he sees as the biggest barriers to bringing about a more sustainable food system and what makes him hopeful that we can make things right.
President Obama recently signed the first national GMO labeling bill into law, preempting existing and future state-level labeling bills like Vermont's bill. So what's the next phase in the GMO labeling fight? And will the new law help consumers get the information they want?
With the election drama dominating the news, it's been easy to miss all the exciting action happening in Congress over the past few months. This cheat sheet summarizes the most significant food- and agriculture-related bills Congress has been working on, why they're important and their current status.
We first met Michael Lewis of The Growing Warriors Project at Farm Aid 2015 where he and his fellow farmers presented the first United States flag to be made of American-grown hemp in nearly a century. We're excited to report that the partnership that made the flag was featured in a great new documentary, titled "Harvesting Liberty."
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is taking steps to reduce arsenic exposure in infants, and has proposed guidelines for infant feeding to reduce arsenic in babies' diets. Good news for parents!
In a major victory for food and environmental groups, the Obama Administration declared that United States will cut its food waste in half by 2030. Now that the federal government has committed to addressing our food waste problem, it seems like everyone wants in on the action. Finally this critical issue is getting the attention it deserves!
America's 44 presidents have dealt with environmental and climate issues since our nation's beginning. From Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama, here's how they've managed and grown our food, water and energy systems!
Too often, unsustainable agricultural practices are chosen because their environmental and social costs aren't considered. TEEBAgFood is attempting to apply true cost accounting to food production in order to shape a more sustainable food future.
A big part of making our society more eco-friendly is expanding opportunities for companies and individuals to become more sustainable! This week's Eco News features stories of these opportunities and of places where increasing opportunities would do a world of good!
While many consumers believe that meats and other foods labeled "natural" are produced without hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or GMOs, in reality, the label is virtually meaningless. Join Consumers Union in urging the FDA to fix the misleading "natural" label!