Agriculture

15 Organizations Creating Healthier Soil to Save the Planet

This World Soil Day, Food Tank is recognizing that healthy soil is important for more than just crops — soil can also trap carbon and combat climate change.

Hemp Crop Insurance Becomes Available in U.S.

Hemp crop insurance is available to farmers in the United States for the first time, but many farmers will not be taking advantage of it.

Opinion | Trees: Generous Wild Hosts for Refugees in Uganda

From refugees from South Sudan, trees form a significant part of their story from when they flee from political war to their arrival in settlements.

Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock

Facing huge risks for animal and human health, rates of antibiotic resistance have soared in low-and middle-income nations.

Opinion | Sustainable Diets for the Future

Sustainable diets are pivotal in global warming mitigation, but some actions can make our diet more sustainable, to the benefit of health and environment.

Big Sugar in Florida Faces Lawsuit for Sugar Field Burning

Pre-harvest sugar field burning poses a threat to health and personal belongings, in communities surrounding the Everglades Agricultural Area.

Views For 2020: U.S. Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Plans in Food and Agriculture

Food Tank is highlighting the Democratic presidential candidates still in the race and their visions for a brighter future for food and agriculture.

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.

19 Organizations Honoring Veterans

Food Tank is highlighting 19 organizations helping veterans transition into food entrepreneurship and farming.

The Chef Keeping Appalachian Food for Appalachians

Chef Marion Ohlinger works with local farmers to incorporate native Appalachian crops into his dishes while paying homage to other cuisines.