Rethinking Food Packaging May Address the Plastic Crisis

A significant amount of the plastic polluting our environment originates from packaging in the food industry. Now that society is demanding something be done about plastics, companies are rethinking how we can package food.

The Growing Case for Returning to Cover Crops and Small Grains in the Midwest

While baby steps such as cover cropping are getting the Midwest closer to protecting their water and soil, more needs to be done to revive soil and water health.

Communities Deserve More than Standardized Food Policy, Says Mendelsohn

On Food Talk, chef, restaurateur, and advocate Spike Mendelsohn talks about the food issues that motivate him to expand beyond his restaurants and into policy and advocacy spheres.

The Tea Industry: A Model for a Sustainable Future

First discovered 5,000 years ago in China, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, besides water, and more than half of Americans drink tea on a daily basis. Consumers are increasingly demanding fair trade, organic practices, and sustainable farming.