A plan to implant farm animals with electronic tracking tags gives corporate agriculture a monopoly on the future of food, and it has sparked political backlash in rural America.
The fast-food giant's insistence on paying poverty wages to tomato pickers could backfire, as student activists' campaign for fair food cuts into their business.
There is an alternative to unhealthy eating and irresponsible development schemes.
From a church in a rugged rural parish in Honduras, Father Andres Tamayo leads a grassroots movement to protect dwindling timberlands. Bills introduced in the US Congress might help save the forests.
As consumers increasingly seek out farmers who raise organic and unpasteurized food, suddenly energized regulators claim they want to "protect" us from pathogens and other dangers. What gives?
What began as an attempt to help financially strapped farmers in the Reagan years has grown into a visionary political and social movement rooted in the agrarian values of the American Revolution.
A new way to fight global warming and corporate agriculture: Eat only locally grown food, and call yourself a localvore.
As he shapes the Senate farm bill, Tom Harkin should heed progressives and forge legislation that ends subsidies and gives a fair shake to family farmers.
The bipartisan farm bill making its way through Congress offers real hope to feed the hungry at home and abroad and improve nutrition for poor kids. But it faces a likely presidential veto over, you guessed it, taxes.
Local food projects and community gardens are springing up in urban areas all over the country, cutting a promising new path to empowering the poor.