There have been some seriously big changes happening in Washington, DC over the past few weeks. But one thing that won't be changing are the men in charge of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees. What potential impact can agriculture committees and their chairmen have on sustainable food and farming?
We talk with Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank, about what inspires her, what she would change about the food system and how technology has helped her group fight hunger and food waste.
President-elect Trump and Congress 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 administration will have to tackle!
Meet Gary Oppenheimer, the force behind AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide nonprofit aimed at diminishing home and community garden food waste which results in significantly reduced hunger and malnutrition while improving the environment. Read on to find out what inspires Gary and what led him to create AmpleHarvest.org.
With a new administration taking office in 2017 and potentially a lot of very big changes for farmers and consumers just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of for the coming year - plus some ideas for how you can help support the good food movement in 2017.
Food Policy Action has released its National Food Policy Scorecard for the 114th Congress. Find out if the legislators from your state kept food safe, healthy and affordable.
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!
We all know that food waste needs to be reduced. ReFED's landmark Roadmap report serves the critical function of showing us how best to do so.
Agribusiness has lobbied to enact ag gag legislation to prevent whistleblowers from exposing abuses that occur on factory farms. Learn more about these laws and the efforts to oppose them!
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!
The FDA recently approved genetically modified (GM) salmon despite widespread opposition from scientists and consumers. Urge grocery chains to refuse to sell this risky fish!