Food Issues

Women Still Carry Most of the World's Water

Alternet 7/21 9:00A Bethany Caruso, The Conversation
In a study of 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF estimated that women there spent 16 million hours collecting water each day. Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water...

Local Flowers Make a Comeback

Civil Eats 7/12 11:00P Stephanie Parker
On a former tobacco farm near North Carolina’s bustling Research Triangle, Jonathan Leiss and Megan Cornett Leiss are harvesting small white flowers in preparation for Mother’s Day. The flowers,...

Fish Farming Is So Filthy That Salmon Are Getting Lice

Alternet 7/12 9:00A Julie Cappiello, Mercy for Anima
A study published in 2016 noted that factory-farmed salmon become so depressed they give up on life. Last year, wholesale salmon prices rose by 50 percent due to an outbreak of sea lice from Sweden to...

Urban Gleaning Grows Up

Civil Eats 7/11 11:00P Jordan Figueiredo
America’s 42 million home and community gardeners grow an estimated 11 billion pounds more food than they can use. Meanwhile, 87 percent of Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The...

America Votes the Way It Eats

Alternet 7/8 6:32A Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon
You can learn a lot about how the voting public thinks based on what s available to eat in chain restaurants. After this last election, we already know the way America votes. Now, after spending the...

The Kings of 'Rotten Eggs' Are Going to Jail

Alternet 7/7 10:05A Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! Jack and Peter DeCoster, the former heads of Quality Egg Co., were finally punished for their role in a Salmonella outbreak. A couple of rotten eggs finally got their...

6 Reasons More Farms Should Grow Mushrooms

Civil Eats 7/6 11:00P Peter McCoy
It’s a lot easier to grow mushrooms today than it ever has been. For decades, most of the mushrooms we ate came from giant farms using lab-based cultivation practices that required expensive equipment and demanding degrees of precision. In recent...
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