Op-Ed

Climate Day Livestream: Learn How to Commit to Being a Solution to Global Warming

Carlotta Mast, executive director at New Hope Network and Climate Collaborative advisory board member, discusses the first-ever Climate Day on March 8.

Francesca Allievi on Harnessing the Power of Youth in Agriculture

Francesca Allievi, President of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) YES Alumni Network, talks about the value of youth involvement in agriculture and creating a global network to make an impact on the food system.

It’s Time We Get Serious About Organic Farming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. Ken Cook of the EWG says there is a lot that can be accomplished if the agricultural community pools its resources and approves an organic research and promotions program

Statistics: The Challenges of Monitoring the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks the eradication of poverty and hunger and to which all countries have pledged to implement, requires a sweeping paradigm shift on several fronts.

Climate Risk, Loss and Damage in North Carolina

The big hog and poultry operations in North Carolina fit almost any definition of climate risk.

Pesticide risk reduction in the Cook Islands

Protecting the biodiversity and safeguarding ecosystems in the Cook Islands is essential if agricultural productivity is to be boosted in a sustainable manner.

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage in Marrakech

At COP22 in Morocco, we have the opportunity to make significant progress, by making agriculture a major part of the solution.

How We Get Hooked on Added Sugar

Young children are eating far too much added sugar.

5 Reasons to Fight for School Food Reform!

Whether it be for our health, our environment, for social justice or education reform, changing school food can have a far-reaching impact.

Schooling Food Waste: How Schools Can Teach Kids to Value Food

There’s much ado about food waste these days. The Obama Administration set an aggressive food waste reduction goal by 2030, five states and a few cities have banned it from landfills, Congress held hearings on the matter, the Ad Council created a suite of “Save the Food” public service ads, and the National Science Foundation just donated US$1 million to tackle the issue.