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    Greenhouses: The Solution for Year-Round Local Food?

    Greenhouses: The Solution for Year-Round Local Food?

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy local produce year round when you live in colder climates? EcoWatch has featured all sorts of innovative solutions for year-round sustainable agriculture. Some of these include two young entrepreneurs who are turning old shipping containers into high-tech indoor farms, and another entrepreneur who produced a step-by-step guide […]

    10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Local

    10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Local

    Strolling of the Heifers has released the 2015 Locavore Index, which ranks the 50 states (and DC) in terms of their commitment to local foods. This is the fourth year the organization has produced the index. “The purpose of the Index is to stimulate efforts across the country to use more local food in homes, […]

    Student Turned Entrepreneur Re-Envisions Local Food

    Student Turned Entrepreneur Re-Envisions Local Food

    Fresh produce can be hard to come by in city centers, let alone local produce. The corner convenience store may carry the odd potato or onion, but for a reliable source of fresh produce most urbanites are forced to drive, bike or take public transportation to a supermarket, most often well outside city limits. That […]

    Stand Up for Local Food and Farms

    Stand Up for Local Food and Farms

    The deadline is approaching to comment on new rules proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These rules will impact how fresh fruit and vegetables are grown and processed in the U.S. The FDA is accepting comments on the rules, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, through Nov. 15. The rules, as […]

    Occupy Our Food Supply a Resounding Success

    Occupy Our Food Supply a Resounding Success

    Rainforest Action Network Organizers called the Feb. 27 Occupy our Food Supply day of action a resounding success. The day included more than 100 events across the globe, united an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations, and featured prominent voices including Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva, […]

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    Rainforest Action Network On Feb. 27, an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations will join together for Occupy our Food Supply, a global day of action resisting the corporate control of food systems. The call to Occupy our Food Supply, facilitated by Rainforest Action Network, […]

    Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

    Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

    Food & Water Watch As Walmart releases its fourth quarter earnings on Feb. 21, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system. Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System finds that Walmart’s recent high-profile initiatives to bring healthier […]