Sustainable Agriculture

Opinion | Making Coffee Sustainable

Coffee is facing a sustainability crisis. A Global Coffee Fund would help, say Jeff Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes, Columbia University.

Food Tank’s Winter 2020 Recommended Food Book Reading List

The winter may be cold, but Food Tank is staying warm with a list of 21 books to reignite hope for the food system’s future.

A Grandson Continues the Family Legacy at Palmquist Farms

Austin Palmquist discusses his role as a young farmer with Niman Ranch and motivation for sustainably raising 400 hogs annually in this week’s Farmer Friday feature.

18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

The American Southwest is a place of stunning biodiversity, which is being threatened by urbanization and habitat destruction. These organizations, many of which are rooted in indigenous communities, are working to protect and honor the region’s diversity.

We Need More Biodiversity in Our Food System

Ann Tutwiler commends the women who use biodiversity as a powerful tool for global nutrition, soil enrichment, water quality, and climate adaptation.

Supporting Indigenous Foodways Is For Everyone, Says Daniels

A registered Native Hawai’ian, Daniels is using the Good Food Purchasing Program to push public institutions to support diverse food producers.

Miyoko’s Kitchen: Leading the Dairy Revolution

When asked why she uses a political term like revolution to discuss cheese, Miyoko answers matter-of-factly, then elaborates connecting all of the political decisions that get made to take a glass of cow’s milk from subsidy to table.

The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about learning from indigenous wisdom in the food system.

Food Is the Cause—And Cure—For Health and Environment, Says Dr. Hyman

Physician and NY Times best selling author Dr.Mark Hyman joins NowThis reporter Lucy Biggers in a conversation on America’s food system’s linkages to health outcomes and the environment and offers a call-to-action on how we can fix it.

Balancing Diets, Carbon, and Nutrition Takes More Than Changing the Menu

Changing eating habits to include more plants and less or no meat is challenging for countries where people still struggle to meet their nutritional needs. Lower carbon diets should be more ambitious to achieve food security.