New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

New on the Podcast: Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book and the Current State of Food Politics

Marion Nestle’s new book Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health examines a wide range of issues from school lunches, cultured meat, superfoods, and self-medicating with dietary supplements.

20 Teachers and Educators Building a Stronger Food System

Through nutrition and garden education, teachers are building a stronger food system.

Home Gardening Promotes Mental Health during COVID-19

Vegetable gardening takes center stage during the pandemic, nurturing the emotional wellbeing of an increasing number of home gardeners

New Orleans Healthy Snack Company Hopes to Make a Change

Brass Roots, a New Orleans-based snack company, is working to create healthy snacks while giving back to local youth groups and international farmers.

New on the Podcast: Sara Roversi Talks Future Food Institute and Food Technology

Founder of Future Food Institute, Sara Roversi discusses the institute’s motives to help create a sustainable agri-food system.

Stephen Ritz on Urban Farming And Food Access in The Bronx

Stephen Ritz discuss how his organization is adapting to feed their community.

Nonprofit Teaches Seed Saving To Restore Farmers’ Food Sovereignty

Farmers can strengthen their resilience to climate change by savings seeds that are adapted to the environmental conditions of their region.

Purdue University’s Jayson Lusk Discusses The Economics of COVID-19

“We’re here to teach students, and try to help them prepare for the work force, but also apply what things we know to try to make the world a better place”

Caesaré Assad On The Food System, COVID-19

“We have this really beautiful rich, diverse country where we can produce and we can create so much wealth for all of us, and it’s now about zooming in and resourcing these gaps that we know exist”