As we reflect on Veterans Day this year, I can not help but think of my Grandmother. All four of her sons served our country, my dad and his three brothers, in Vietnam, Korea and during the Paris Peace Accord.
In the food industry, we have a trade show called “Expo West.” It’s been happening for over 30 years, and it’s size is massive, with over 80,000 attendees and over 5,000 companies presenting. This year, many commented that “the show has lost its soul.” Others were totally and completely jazzed, a real bifurcation.
From Annie’s and General Mills to Once Upon a Farm, John Foraker’s experience transcends age groups and categories.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that our global food system needs restructuring. Nine plants account for 2/3 of our global food system. Food security is national security, and if one of those crops gets wiped out, we are vulnerable. But here’s the rub: You can’t fix a broken food system with a broken financial system. And…
Regenerative agriculture focuses on reinvigorating a food economy that is diverse and polycultural, supporting the regeneration of specialty crops and produce, not only healing the soil, but also serving as a powerful carbon sink that can help tackle our climate crisis.
The tragic death of a teenager from food allergies delivers a poignant message on the importance of accurate food labeling.
50 years ago the USA led the way in regulating pesticides, but research published today in Environmental Health finds that the country is still using many pesticides that are either banned or being phased out in the EU, China and Brazil.
In the last two weeks, students in Colorado had schools shut down, locked down, and sadly, shot down, making national headlines for a school shooting once again.
Tim Ryan poses the questions, “Is it important that big agriculture makes a bunch of money? Or that big pharma makes a bunch of money? Or, is it most important that our citizens are healthy?”
It has been nine years since Emily died of a food allergy reaction. And her story is a testimony of love and courage that has inspired countless others.