Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit. Here are a bunch of ways you can use up every last banana you buy - from banana ice pops, to grilled bananas, to banana jam (plus a recipe!). We even give you some tips on what to do with all of those banana peels! (Hint: don't smoke them.)
Farmers are finding ways to enhance the environment while producing profitable agricultural products. Some wine and chocolate producers are using regenerative agricultural practices to become more sustainable.
A farmer turned foodie, Andrea Bemis lives each day farm-to-table. Andrea runs a successful six acre organic farm alongside her husband, Taylor, in Parkdale, Oregon. She's able to share the fruits (or vegetables!) of her labor with people across the country, thanks to the success of her blog and upcoming cookbook, Dishing up the Dirt. Here's her story:
If you have never had a cherimoya, it is hard to describe the spell this seductive fruit can cast over you. The fruit looks like some sort of reptilian egg, but the pulp of the cherimoya is creamy and custardy, with the flavor of bananas, pineapples, strawberries and kiwi. A true treasure of the farmers' market - for those of you lucky to live where it grows.
There's no doubt about it, beef has a giant water footprint compared most other foods. Even still, that's not the end of the water conservation story. Here's why.
Two of us just came back from the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, DC rejuvenated with new information, ideas and strategies. Here are our main takeaways.
From her extensive background in food law and her current role at the First Nations Development Institute, A-dae Romero-Briones has a unique vantage point from which to speak about the intersection of food sovereignty, environmental justice and indigenous rights. Prepare to get inspired!
The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) has spent thirty years advocating for "fair prices, local jobs and fresh foods" for farmers across the country. With the passing of Kathy Ozer, NFFC's longtime and dedicated Executive Director, the Coalition is facing a transitional moment.
After serving seven years as Regional Administrator for Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Judith Enck has begun the next chapter in her career. Ms. Enck recently became the inaugural Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Read on to hear more about her thoughts on climate change and the food system - and her advice for students.
As delicious as Girl Scout Cookies are, they could be even better. This petition tells you how you can help make all Girl Scout cookies organic and GMO-free.
Dr. Brian Frank practices family medicine Portland, Oregon and is part of a growing movement in health care that helps food insecure patients access healthy, locally-grown produce through community supported agriculture, vouchers for farmers' markets and "food pharmacies" at hospitals. Such forward-thinking strategies are a win-win for both patients and local economies.
Just when the doldrums of long, gray winter days set in and our health is threatened by the sniffles, Nature gives us a cure! Tangy, bright, easy to peel mandarin oranges are a delight to have in the kitchen - their vibrant color and sunny fragrance are smile-worthy.
How did corn go from a traditional American staple crop to an industrial product? Check out our new infographic and learn what the history of corn can teach us about the industrialization of the food system.
Recirculating Farms Coalition has just launched Better Fish Farming, a new website about recirculating farms that will help you understand what recirculating farms are, how they work and why they're so great for fish, plants, people and the environment.
Community supported agriculture (CSA) sign-up season is upon us! Learn how to find one and why you should join today - and what's so great about supporting your local farmers!
The Trump Administration recently implemented a freeze directing agencies to delay all new rules that have yet to be implemented and withdraw any rules that had been sent to the Federal Register. What does this mean for the future of food and farming initiatives Obama completed in his final days?