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The Fresh Idea of Freezing Local Produce for School Lunches

According to a recent report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, many schools are freezing local produce for consumption all year round.

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.

Phones for Farmers to Combat Corruption

Getting phones into farmers’ hands may help curb corruption.

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.

Raising the Steaks: The High (and Rising) Costs of Meat

The price of meat, particularly beef, will increase dramatically in the United States during 2013. These price spikes will likely affect not only what people eat at home, but also eventually how our meat is produced.

When Food Strikes: Falling Victim to Foodborne Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in six Americans (or 48 million people) contract a foodborne illness every year, and 128,000 people become hospitalized and 3,000 die.

Oregano: An Aromatic Antibiotic?

Returning to more aromatic antibiotic alternatives, like oregano oil, might play a key part in quelling the growing resistance to drugs.

Quinoa: Key to Global Food Security?

Expanding cultivation of quinoa into more countries can help contribute to global food security for the planet’s nearly 1 billion hungry people.

Private Property: How Landowners Trespass on Migrant Workers’ Rights

Making sure migrant workers have access to basic legal, health, and educational services is essential to creating a more balanced relationship between landowners and workers.

Fracking Up Our Food System

Farmland health is not currently a priority over the common practice of fracking as a new fuel source. This article explores what fracking is and what needs to be done to improve the health of our farmland.