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Jennifer Schmidt's Passion for Agriculture is Inspiring Sustainable Practices

JENNIFER SCHMIDT'S PASSION FOR AGRICULTURE IS INSPIRING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Jennifer Schmidt, sustainable farmer and community leader, will be speaking at the Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit titled, “Cultivating...

Weekend reading: Effects of Industrial agriculture on health and the environment

WEEKEND READING: EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

I reviewed an earlier draft of this report, and was impressed by its comprehensiveness and attention to detail. If you are interested...

 
 
 
Organic Valley Farmer Emily Zweber on the Future of Food and Agriculture

ORGANIC VALLEY FARMER EMILY ZWEBER ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Emily Zweber, a farmer for Organic Valley, will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit, “Cultivating the Next Generation...

Registration is Now Open for 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2018 BIO WORLD CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Registration for the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, July 16-18, 2018 is now open! BIO's World...

 
 
 
Building Food Awareness Among Young People

BUILDING FOOD AWARENESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

Photo courtesy of Sujardin Syarifuddin Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Alumni Sujardin Syarifuddin believes that increasing opportunities...

Mailee Walker on Food Leaders: “We can truly be a considered a movement to be reckoned with”

MAILEE WALKER ON FOOD LEADERS: “WE CAN TRULY BE A CONSIDERED A MOVEMENT TO BE RECKONED WITH”

Mailee Walker, Executive Director of the Claneil Foundation , will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit, “Cultivating...

 
 
 
Gene-Editing: How Do We Move Towards Acceptance

GENE-EDITING: HOW DO WE MOVE TOWARDS ACCEPTANCE

As biotechnology continues to drive advancement in the way we grow and consume food, consumer skepticism around biotechnology remains...

Royal Tokaji: Bestsek 2013

ROYAL TOKAJI: BESTSEK 2013

The Hungarian Minister of Agriculture has recognized 28 villages and their vineyards as classified producers of Tokaji. At the base...

 
 
 
Trump Budget Would Undo Conservation Gains on Farms and Ranches

TRUMP BUDGET WOULD UNDO CONSERVATION GAINS ON FARMS AND RANCHES

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the 2018 Farm Bill -a comprehensive food and agriculture...

Trump's budget director called the new food stamp grocery delivery service a 'Blue Apron-type program' - but there are some massive differences

TRUMP'S BUDGET DIRECTOR CALLED THE NEW FOOD STAMP GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE A 'BLUE APRON-TYPE PROGRAM' - BUT THERE ARE SOME MASSIVE DIFFERENCES

The Trump administration and the US Department of Agriculture proposed a grocery delivery program called the Harvest Box as part of...

 
 
 
Happy Valentine's Day: Biotechnology is Good for the Heart

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY: BIOTECHNOLOGY IS GOOD FOR THE HEART

With today being Valentine's Day and February being American Heart Month, there's no better time to explore how biotechnology has benefited...

Can the Leopold Center be Saved?

CAN THE LEOPOLD CENTER BE SAVED?

Nearly a year ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture , one of the country's preeminent research centers for sustainable...

 
 
 
Turning a Restaurant Into a Social Movement: A Conversation with Dan Simons of Founding Farmers

TURNING A RESTAURANT INTO A SOCIAL MOVEMENT: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN SIMONS OF FOUNDING FARMERS

Dan Simons, Co-Owner of the Farmers Restaurant Group and Co-Founder of their flagship restaurant Founding Farmers, will be speaking...

Driscoll's using new technology to improve flavor, food safety

DRISCOLL'S USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE FLAVOR, FOOD SAFETY

Agriculture companies are always striving to produce better-tasting, longer-lasting, safer fruits and vegetables, which diminish in...

 
 
 
The Power of Community Supported Agriculture: An Interview with Liz Whitehurst

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE: AN INTERVIEW WITH LIZ WHITEHURST

Liz Whitehurst, the owner and operator of Owl's Nest Farm , will be speaking at the upcoming Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit: “ Cultivating...

Wizards and prophets face off to save the planet

WIZARDS AND PROPHETS FACE OFF TO SAVE THE PLANET

For nearly two decades, Charles C. Mann has been troubled by a realization that struck him just after his daughter was born. He was...

 
 
 
Supporting Local Food: President Amber Lambke Discusses Maine Grains, Inc

SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD: PRESIDENT AMBER LAMBKE DISCUSSES MAINE GRAINS, INC

Amber Lambke, President and CEO of Maine Grains, Inc., will be speaking at Food Tank's fourth annual Washington, D.C. Summit, “ Cultivating...

Returning Stolen Land to Native Tribes, One Lot at a Time

RETURNING STOLEN LAND TO NATIVE TRIBES, ONE LOT AT A TIME

It's the winter solstice, but the sun is shining in East Oakland, California. Within view of the freeway, amidst a gritty stretch of...

 
 
 

NEW 'TOMATO EXPRESSION ATLAS' DIVES DEEP INTO THE FRUIT'S FLESH

From fried green tomatoes to pizza pie, the world savors the tomato across many stages of ripeness, each with its unique qualities....

South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Crippling Drought

SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS LOSE CROPS AND WORKERS AMID CRIPPLING DROUGHT

Agriculture generates hundreds of millions of dollars per year for this nation. But with water being diverted to Cape Town and expected...