The United Nations World Food Program reported this week that there are over a billion hungry people among the approximately 6.8 billion human beings now alive. That means that over one in seven of us is hungry or starving, and the number is rapidly climbing upward “This year we are clocking in on average four […]
Two reports this week underscore the need for families, neighborhoods, and communities to take action this year to ensure their ongoing food security. The first report is somewhat longer in term. The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), acknowledged on Monday that global food production — already under strain from the global […]
Powerful forces are whirling emphatically this year, impacting our farms and food. Each human being on Earth has a stake in how it all settles out.
You have a role to play in the 2021 Global Food Systems Summit. The action begins with your pantry.
Among the cascade of changes the pandemic has unleashed is a wave of interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Will CSAs draw in, employ, and maintain the support of local communities so the farm keeps going even as the world turns upside down?
While climate disasters continue to intensify, the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS) released a notable report, Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition. The report is worthy of wide attention, and actions.
I was there in New Hampshire a year ago in September 2012, just a few miles away when dairyman Lincoln Geiger was badly hurt by a trampling bull. That Sunday they airlifted him to a hospital in Boston to reckon with life-threatening injuries. But Lincoln’s spirit was strong and he moved through the wounds and the shock, […]
When I heard about the historically feeble wheat crop of 2013 I began to look around again in the realm of world food production, and once again to connect dots. The sad state of the wheat crop in America’s Central Plains is happening right in my back yard of Nebraska, so that’s what captured my […]
“Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices…” – Michael McCau The land is dry and cracking across the heart of America. Drought is the natural cracker, shriveling everything up till there are gaps that demand radical shifts for underground pipes and construction […]
As the summer Sun began scorching in earnest, I traveled to Philadelphia for the 56th annual conference of the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA). That’s the group that networks 128 of America’s food coops. Owned independently by their local citizens in cities and towns across the nation, food coops are a major web of market […]