Without a 'Right to Garden' law, it may be illegal to grow your own food

How one Illinois family's backyard hoop house put them at odds with city officials.
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“Over half of the people who used to grow crops here can’t do it anymore”

Canyon de Chelly, part of Navajo Nation lands in Arizona, has been suffering from worsening droughts.

It would cost just $330 billion to end global hunger by 2030

Looking at every intervention available to us, researchers have found the best combination of policies to feed everyone on the planet. And the price tag is quite low.

Can the climate-friendly grain kernza finally hit the big time?

With $10 million in new funding, farmers, researchers, and restaurants aim to bring the perennial grain grown for bread, cereal, beer, and more to the masses.

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council working to create a regional food economy that benefits all

The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council's newly-released Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan is an attempt to understand our local food system.


Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Food banks in the U.S. are on course for a preventable collision between record-setting food insecurity and lead-contaminated meat.

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Let’s not waste this crucial moment: We need to stop abusing the planet

By making us more aware of the nature around us, COVID-19 lockdowns could inspire us to fight back against climate disaster.

Kenyan farmers pay dearly for fragmented food system

The leading cause of post-harvest losses in Kenya is the lack of preservation and storage facilities.

Hmong farmers are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in Minnesota

When the people of Minneapolis rose up in anger over the murder of George Floyd, it exacerbated food insecurity, prompting these immigrant farmers to step up and feed their neighbors.

Ensuring homeless Americans get enough food has never been easy. Now, it's next to impossible

The charitable food system wasn’t designed to handle the pandemic—and with the number of homeless and hungry people soaring, the crisis has just begun.

Rooftop farming takes off in Singapore

Urban farms spring up in space-starved city-state as part of a drive to produce more food locally and reduce a heavy reliance on imports.


Mapping the disparities of Chicago's unequal pandemic

Draw a map of Chicago and shade the areas with more poverty, pollution and coronavirus. It will start to look like being Black is a pre-existing condition. 

El cambio climático seguirá ampliando las brechas en la seguridad alimentaria, según un nuevo estudio

Con tormentas al Este e incendios forestales al Oeste, la crisis climática está actualmente en el foco de la conciencia pública. Pero además de estas catástrofes, existe otra amenaza perniciosa que viene con el calentamiento del clima: la disminución del rendimiento de los cultivos a nivel mundial.

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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

With storms to the east and wildfires to the west, the climate crisis is currently at the forefront of public consciousness. But aside from dramatic disasters there is another, pernicious threat that comes with a warming climate: diminishing global crop yields.

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Op-ed: It is time to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride

Mounting evidence suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids' IQ. The US needs to rethink this exposure for pregnant women and children.

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