'Gather' centers efforts to heal and rebuild Indigenous traditions and foodways

Filmmaker Sanjay Rawal explains the complexities of making the documentary for and about Indian Country.
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By switching to a plant-based diet, Eric Adams is 'healthy at last'

In his new book, the Brooklyn Borough president chronicles his journey from a diabetes diagnosis to restored health, and maps a path for communities of color to healthy eating, even in food swamps.

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.

Hunger in America, especially for children, has “skyrocketed”

The number of children who do not have enough to eat has soared in the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau and Agriculture Department.

Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Priscilla Machado: The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our health

We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?

Edible education goes online in the COVID era

As the school year starts in the most of uncertain of times, these food and garden classes enter new virtual territory.

Seafood waste is being turned into protein in a new trial, with benefits for fishers and the environment

Seafood waste protein could soon be in your supermarket as researchers explore turning discarded crayfish and seaweed into a dietary protein source.

Diet by DNA: How tech is changing what it means to eat healthy

Eschewing a “one-size-fits-all" approach to health and wellness, tech companies are digging into DNA to create personalized diet plans.

Civil Eats TV: Meet the queen of vegan cheese

Miyoko Schinner is building on her 30-year career of vegan cooking and entrepreneurship to bring dairy-free cheese and butter to the masses.

Bob Klein: Will the real 'whole grain' please stand up?

A recent test determined that many products labelled '100 whole grain' don't contain anywhere near that amount.

Perennial vegetables are a solution in the fight against hunger and climate change

A new study shows the nutrition and environmental benefits of more than 600 perennial species—from artichokes to chaya—which address climate mitigation, biodiversity, and nutrition.

Changes to school meals have made low-income kids healthier. Will they last?

New research shows that adding more fresh vegetables and whole grains to school meals helped curb childhood obesity for vulnerable children, prompting questions about recent USDA rollbacks.

For the Navajo Nation, a fight for better food gains new urgency

As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.
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