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    A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico

    A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico

    A year has passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying homes, roads and vehicles in its path—and taking thousands of lives. The island languished for months as an insufficient emergency response campaign attempted to restore basic services like water and power. After a recent independent study, the official death toll was […]

    5 Ingredients for Health: Starting with Food

    5 Ingredients for Health: Starting with Food

    On Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg, Dr. Robert Graham—board-certified physician and founder of FRESHMed NYC—combines mainstream medical practices with therapies inspired by ancient wisdom: an integrative model of medicine. “My dad was a biochemist, so I grew up in this integrative model. One of the things that really stood out is my mom was distrustful […]

    Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

    Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

    Hannah Semler, founder of food system consulting, Whole Crops, and co-founder of online farmers market, FarmDrop, guides her work with a simple message: respect. “An equitable food system has to start with respect for people and respect for nature.” Semler is trying to change the story of food from production to consumption through better integrating […]

    15 Organizations Creating Edible Landscapes

    15 Organizations Creating Edible Landscapes

    By Steve Edgerton The turfgrass found in lawns, parks, and schoolyards represents the single largest irrigated crop in the U.S. Across the country, turf guzzles up 34 billion liters (nine billion gallons) of water per day, demanding 31 million kilograms (70 million pounds) of pesticides and 757 million liters (200 gallons) of gasoline annually. Edible […]

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    By Sammy Blair SEYLOU is a bakery and mill in Washington DC built around the art of whole grain baking. SEYLOU works with local farmers to source organic seeds to bake into 100 percent whole grain breads, and creates nutritious pastries and baked goods to reinstate bread as a part of a healthy diet. Jonathan […]

    A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

    A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

    The Beyond Burger debuted in restaurants and stores across Hong Kong in April 2017. It’s a plant-based burger made of peas for protein, beetroot for a beefy red color, and coconut oil and potato starch. According to its makers, the ingredients together create a juiciness and chew like animal meat. The burger has gained significant […]

    A Ghanaian Chef Feeding His Country and Combating Food Waste

    A Ghanaian Chef Feeding His Country and Combating Food Waste

    Ghanaian chef Elijah Amoo Addo is on a mission to feed his nation on the excesses the food industry creates. Since 2012, he has been collecting unwanted stock or food nearing its use-by date from suppliers, farmers and restaurants in Ghana to redistribute to orphanages, hospitals, schools and vulnerable communities through his not-for-profit organization Food […]

    17 Organizations Feeding and Healing the World Through Regenerative Agriculture

    17 Organizations Feeding and Healing the World Through Regenerative Agriculture

    By Eva Perroni Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it. Realizing this, many organizations are promoting regenerative agriculture as a way to not […]