Study Says Wild Crops Can Bolster Food Access in Arid Climates

A recent study suggests reintroducing wild crops to bolster food security, restore local ecosystems, and improve community health in desert regions.

Hawaii Nonprofit Distributes Valuable Food Aid Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Aloha Harvest, a Hawaii-based nonprofit, is diverting food that would otherwise be wasted to combat food insecurity during COVID-19. Roughly one in five Hawaii residents are food insecure, according to U.S. census data collected in July 2020.  And since the…

After a Sharp Increase, the Rate of Food Waste May Be Slowing

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dani discusses the consequences of food waste as well as the people and organizations that are working to combat it.

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Highlights Need for Global Food System Reform

Celebrate International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste with FAO North America in their screening of “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste” and their panel discussion on global food loss and waste.

Flint Fresh is Challenging a Food Apartheid By Delivering Fresh Produce to Residents

Flint Fresh is a community-based organization working to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout Flint, Michigan.

12 Organizations Creating Food Products From Upcycled Food Waste

With 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food being wasted globally, these 12 organizations are working to use food waste to create new food products.

New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

Agriculture Subsidies Can Fight Climate Change and Protect Food Security, According to World Bank

Agriculture subsidies have the potential to fund conservation efforts that mitigate climate change and increase food security, according to a new report.

Chicago Grant Program Funds Farmers of Color

The Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund is a new grant program that funds farmers of color seeking to support their communities with locally-grown food.

Farm Workers Are Facing Two Crises as Wildfires Burn in the West

On the latest episode of the podcast, featuring conversations with Baldemar Velásquez of FLOC, Teresa Romero of the UFW, and Sonia Singh and Suzanne Adely of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, focuses on farm workers, climate change, and protections for essential workers.