More About: 'Agriculture'

How a Family-Run Farm Nurtures its Animals and its Community

When David Pitman says he intends to “brainwash his kids” into poultry farming, he’s joking…kind of. 

Jasmine Jefferson is Growing a Community for Black Girl Gardeners

Jasmine Jefferson’s first memories of gardening were, like many people’s childhood memories, filled with some embarrassing moments with her family.  “Here in Florida, a lot of houseplants that people like to have grow on the side of the road,” she says. “My ‘normal’ was my mom and my grandma driving around with shovels and bags ...

Your Movie Night Snack Can Help Reduce Food Waste in America

You always smell it before you see it—wafting from the concession stand, across the carpeted lobby and all the way out onto the street. That buttery, roasty aroma with a hint of salt can mean only one thing: you’re about to settle in for the latest blockbuster on the big screen, requisite giant tub of ...

Organic vs. Non-Organic: What’s the Difference?

Ask three people why they bought organic groceries, and you’re likely to get three different answers. One person might want to shrink their carbon footprint, while another insists that organic baby food offers the best nutrition for little ones. The perceived benefits of organic food are pretty much endless, making it harder to separate what’s ...

Why Purely Elizabeth is Sweet on Ethically Sourced, Sustainable Coconut Sugar

In search of a wholesome way to sweeten their beloved baking mixes and granolas, natural food company Purely Elizabeth traveled to Indonesia, a collection of more than 17,000 islands between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Not only is the world’s largest archipelago home to lush rainforests, volcanic beaches, and vivid turquoise waters; it also produces ...

How Dr. Bronner’s Empowers Mint Farmers In India

Dr. Bronner’s is a great example of a company that’s incorporated fair trade practices directly into its business model, helping to build a more ethical and sustainable supply chain by partnering with small-holder farmers and local workers on product development, training, and restoration projects. With a new mint initiative in India, we asked Dr. Bronner’s ...

How You Can Help Build Wells With Charity: Water

Around the world, more than 663 million people live without access to clean water—and this month we’re partnering with charity: water to do something about it.

Here’s How EPIC Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day

Every year on April 22, individuals and businesses come together for Earth Day, a celebration of sustainability and the environment. EPIC is one brand that’s no stranger to putting the planet first. “We strive to honor nature by partnering with ranchers and non-profit organizations that are committed to creating a positive return on the planet ...

Meet Our Meat (and Seafood): Thrive Market’s Program Is Creating a Better Food Future

When biologist Allan Savory gave the keynote address at Slow Food USA’s Slow Meat Symposium in 2014, he called agriculture “the most destructive industry in the world.”

Can Urban Farming Revitalize Detroit’s Lower East Side?

The Great Recession was tougher on some cities than others. Take Detroit, for instance.

The Simple Reason Junk Food Is So Cheap

Hate paying taxes every year? Trade in your suit and tie for a pair of overalls. Instead of handing over part of your hard-earned paycheck every April, you could get a handsome sum of money from the government if you become a corn farmer.

19 European Countries Say No to GMOs

One by one, European Union member states stepped out in defiance against Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and the rest of the biotech mafia last week.

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