(Editor's note: This week's cover story comes courtesy of our sister paper, the Houston Press. Visit here for more stories by reporter Angelica Leicht.) BY ANGELICA LEICHT Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as ... More >>
If you're ready to be hardcore convinced that our food system is going to pot, you'll want to head over to the Texas Theater this weekend to enjoy the new feature-length documentary GMO OMG. The film is based on director Jeremy Seifert's search for real food. When he can't find that, he instead lo ... More >>
"GMO" and "Monsanto." The words have become synonymous after documentaries like Food Inc., and stories like this week's cover story, have pointed out the aggressive practices of the chemical company turned seed giant. See Also: - Ridding a Menu of GMOs, Provided You Want To, Is Hard - Protesters ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
An almost GMO-free burger with almost GMO-free fries at Sundown at Granada.When Sundown at the Granada first opened, chef Patrick Stark offered what he called an equal opportunity menu. Burgers and steaks were served alongside vegetarian wraps and vegan dishes. It was an attempt to keep everyone hap ... More >>
Early bird registration for the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance's (FARFA) Leadership Conferenceopened this week. If you care about local food issues, then mark calendar your for September 22-23 because you might want to head down to Bastrop for this one. (If you can't go, they would still be happy t ... More >>
If you wonder why you rarely see broccoli at your local farmers market an article in The New York Times will shed some clues. Broccoli doesn't take well to heat, and has a hard time growing anywhere outside of California, let alone in sweltering Texas. That's why Thomas Bjorkman, a plant scientist a ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
If you follow food politics you probably haven't heard very many nice things about Monsanto. Their agriculture products and policies have gained a surprising amount of control of the modern agrarian economy and changed a lot of the ways farmers work and do business. Monsanto's Roundup Ready soybea ... More >>
Modern Farmer, a new quarterly print magazine that will hit the stands on April 15, has just recently launched an online site. The publication and site aims to cover a wide breadth of issues like the farm-to-plate movement, sustainability, global food issues, farming, chicken coops, legislation and, ... More >>
If you're a real food-nerd -- and I'm talking a Michael Pollan-readin', Farm Inc.-watchin', vegetable lovin', pro-farmer food nerd -- then you've likely heard about Joel Salatin. The sustainable agriculture guru, known for his advocacy for back-to-roots farming, got a lot of attention when he popula ... More >>
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