Food Security

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

Food justice organizations are finding ways to use locally produced food to address equity in access, affordability, and health. DC Greens’ Produce Plus Program partners with farmers’ markets to distribute over US$800,000 annually to Washington, D.C. residents to help purchase…

Celebrating the informal food trade in Durban, South Africa

Though undervalued and neglected, Warwick Junction’s informal food traders support urban life, food security, and cultural heritage in Durban, South Africa.

Food Workers Are On The Front Line In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Patel

Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the impact of COVID-19 on food and farm workers.

General Mills Launches Regenerative Wheat Farming Pilot in Kansas

General Mills launches a regenerative wheat farming pilot program to train farmers on regenerative practices and encourage 1 million acres by 2030

Restaurant Welcomes Refugees With Free Culinary Program

Emma’s Torch works to empower refugees by establishing a culinary program that prepares them for jobs in the culinary industry.

Largest Seed Deposit in a Decade at Svalbard Global Seed Vault Celebrates Diversity

The seed count at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault mounted 1 million with contributions from the Cherokee Nation and more first-time donors.

Opinion | Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees

The Save the Bees movement should really be “Save the Flowers.” There are many more wild bee species than most people realize, says Deborah Hill.

Opinion | The Last Crop Before the Desert

Breeders from ICARDA are using a crop’s wild cousins to develop barley varieties that can survive on the fringes of the desert.

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health

A new study reveals significant links between agroforestry and holistic health in sub-Saharan Africa. While the outcomes of agroforestry are determined by ecology, tree species and tree management, new findings present benefits for both human and planetary health.

Regeneratively Grown and Biodiverse Ingredients Should Be For Everyone, Says Erik Oberholtzer

Tender Greens co-founder and CEO Erik Oberholtzer wants chefs to feel guided by regenerative farmers—and source locally and regionally unique ingredients for their kitchens.