College Students Reducing Food Waste

Every year one-third of all food – or 1.3 million tons- is lost or wasted, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. In the U.S. alone, food waste totals nearly 40 million tons of food annually. Three years ago, three college…

Giving Hungry People Money Instead of Food?

Report from International Food Policy Research Institute finds that giving people in need money or food vouchers is more effective than food itself.

Food Hero Series: Sara Scherr, Queen of EcoAgriculture

Dr. Scherr is an agricultural and natural resources economist who specializes inland and forest management policy in tropical countries. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Scherr served as Director of Ecosystem Services for Forest Trends. Dr. Scherr also served on the…

Phones for Farmers to Combat Corruption

Getting phones into farmers’ hands may help curb corruption.

Will Climate Change and Increasing Production Costs Threaten the Dominance of Corn?

Even in the face of a gradually warming Corn Belt, farmland is growing more expensive. The costs and prices of corn can no longer be kept artificially low by go

Financial Giants Profiting from Food Crises through Food Speculation

Food speculation is driven by the rising and falling of the price of food item commodities.

Agriculture- and Nutrition-Based Initiatives that Empower Rural Adolescent Girls

Highlighting several initiatives in agriculture and nutrition to empower young women in rural economies

Aquaculture: The New Source of Seafood in 2013

Aquaculture has the potential to increase incomes, reduce malnutrition, and protect wild fish populations in developing regions.

The Eco-labeling of McDonald’s Fish

This month, McDonald’s will feature the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) blue ecolabel on the packaging of all of its fish menu items in the U.S.

Are Earth Markets the New Farmers’ Markets?

Producers who sell their goods in Earth Markets are smallholder and artisan farmers who are committed to charging reasonable prices for their products and engaging in fair labor treatment practices.