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Food independence has grown more popular in the past few years as climate change and marginal land use have become more of a political and social issue. We are running out of land, topsoil, and...

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According to the World Bank, the urban population accounts for 3.5 billion people and is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two thirds of the global population living in cities. This phenomenon, which...

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Similar to the Farm to School Program, the From Seed to Table Program (FStT) helps bring food from farms to local urban systems. However, this program has not yet been utilized in the United States,...

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Over the past few years we’ve learned much about starting a small-scale farm. It’s a constant learning curve that surprises us at every turn and leaves us amazed at how rewarding it can really be to...

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Children aren’t just learning about reading, writing, and arithmetic anymore. In a world where food insecurity is as common as the sniffles, schools are focusing more of their attention on the environment and how our...

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Six months ago my girlfriend, Jody and I were in a tight spot. We’d been leasing a farm and doing well for our first season, raising animals and growing what we could by learning along...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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In my previous article, I mentioned the importance of food sovereignty and knowing your impact on the food industry. Consumers have a choice to make when it comes to food, but what’s healthy and what’s...

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This past February, The New York Times released an article titled “New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings.” Apparently, the serving sizes in contemporary American food products represent portion sizes of...

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As the future of food becomes an issue on a widespread scale, there are many paths that can be taken to combat such issues. Urban agriculture is such a path. As urban agriculture becomes more...

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