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How to Feed the World

Published: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:05am
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Shopping & Food

It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. 

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Now This Is Natural Food

Published: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:25am
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Shopping & Food

A few weeks ago at the annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kan. — a celebration, essentially, of true sustainability — I sat down with Wes Jackson to drink rich beer and eat delicious, chewy bread made from the perennial grain Kernza. 

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Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:37am
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Chemicals

The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here.

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New Mexico is the driest of the dry

Published: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:39am
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Water

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
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Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages.