Animals

Camel Meat: From the Australian Outback to the American Midwest

Over the last twenty years, an spike in immigration from Somalia has had a surprising outcome for the American food system: an increased market for camel meat. This article explores the intricate connections for food economics that underlie this new market.

Paraguay’s Self-Sustaining Agricultural School Model Goes Global

High school students in Paraguay become entrepreneurs when a microfinance institution takes over their agricultural high school.

Opinion: The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our Food System

As Congress battles over this year’s Farm Bill — the massive US$87 billion a year legislation dictating the nation’s food and farming policies — it’s critical we spend all this money wisely. As taxpayers and eaters, everyone has a stake in making sure this huge investment results in a healthier food system for the future.

Farmer Friday: Producing Better Pork

Farmer Friday’s Phil Kramer comes from a long history of Niman Ranch pork production. Check out how he sees pork farming evolving and why food education is important for consumers.

Farmer Friday: April Wilson Wants People to Know Their Food

Niman Ranch farmer, April Wilson, talks about the importance of knowing where your food comes from, interacting with the animals and the land, and inspiring people to farm.

Feed Behind Our Food Challenges Retailers

Feed Behind Our Food develops a strategy for retailers across the animal feed supply chain to produce more sustainably for a growing world.

Quality Meat from Quality Care: An Interview with Niman Ranch Farmer Randy Gadient

Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.

Jill Isenbarger on Inspiring Creative Thinking about the Food System’s Influence on the Environment

CEO of Stone Barns, Jill Isenbarger is connecting these leaders in the food system to strengthen communities and advocate for the environment.

Farmer Fridays: Scott Sibbel on Sustainable and Humane Farm Practices

Scott Sibbel, a Niman Ranch farmer, tells how sustainable, traditional, and humane farming techniques are transforming the U.S. food system.

Kale vs. Cow: New Film Explores Benefits of Better Meat

Filmmaker, dietitian, and sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers spoke with Food Tank about her work as a champion for better meat and her new documentary Kale vs. Cow.