Food Issues

How Local Food Hubs Are Boosting Rural Farming Economies

Alternet 6/15 9:00A Lyndsey Gilpin, High Country New
From 2009 to 2015, the USDA has put around $1 billion into 40,000 local food infrastructure projects across the country. Dan Hobbs farms 30 acres of land east of Pueblo, Colorado. For years, he spent...

Energy Drinks Are Deadly for Young People

Alternet 6/14 8:30P Robin Scher, AlterNet
Energy drinks have a lot more caffeine than coffee, and it s easy to overdo it. We’ve all been there. Making a late-night trip to the gas station to pick up that miracle elixir—Red Bull, Monster,...

Do Poor People Eat More Junk Food Than Wealthier Americans?

Alternet 6/14 6:42A Jay L. Zagorsky, Patricia Smith,
It s time to regulate the fast food industry. Eating fast food is frequently blamed for damaging our health. As nutrition experts point out, it is not the healthiest type of meal since it is typically...

15 Ways Intermittent Fasting Can Improve Your Health

Alternet 6/13 8:30P Jess Miller, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! Curious about fasting? Here s the ultimate guide. Fasting is the practice of abstaining or reducing consumption of food, drink or both, for a specific period of time....

How Do We End Food Scarcity in America? With Farms Like This

Alternet 6/9 7:13A Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Alter
Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York combats food apartheid by delivering fresh, nutritious food to poor communities. As the cost of living rises and wages stay the same, millions struggle to afford...

Meet 20 Food Leaders Under 40

Alternet 6/8 9:00A Alanna Wittet, Food Tank
Here are some young changemakers who are already shaping the future of our global and local food systems. At Food Tank, we are constantly amazed by the variety of ideas, initiatives, businesses, and...

Want to Get 'Back to the Land'? You’re Not Alone

Alternet 6/3 5:16A Nancy Matsumoto, YES! Magazine
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature. Over the past century, generations of young people have turned their backs...
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