Category Archives: Fruits

What You Need to Know about Sustainable Agriculture

What You Need to Know about Sustainable Agriculture

For decades, food production in the United States has been dominated by industrial agriculture. Under this system, large farms continue to grow the same few crops each year with the help of huge quantities of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In other words, as many argue, it’s a system that damages our soil, water, air, and… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Joining a CSA

What You Need to Know about Joining a CSA

If you’re interested in eating more fresh produce and supporting your local food system at the same time, you might want to consider joining a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. CSAs are kind of like a subscription service for produce: you pay a flat fee to join, and then you collect a box of vegetables and… Continue Reading

6 of the Best Reasons to Start a School Garden

6 of the Best Reasons to Start a School Garden

Today, school gardens are cropping up all over the country as part of the growing farm-to-school movement. According to research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as of 2013, nearly 27 percent of US public elementary schools had a school or classroom garden program—and that percentage is growing all the time. So why exactly are… Continue Reading

10 Things You Need to Know about Organic Farming

10 Things You Need to Know about Organic Farming

Once found only in specialty or health food stores, organic food seems to be just about everywhere these days. However, despite the mainstream presence of a wide variety of organic products, many consumers are still not entirely clear about what the term “organic” actually means. If you’re one of them, then read on for a… Continue Reading

3 of the Surprising Ways Entrepreneurs Are Upcycling Food “Waste”

3 of the Surprising Ways Entrepreneurs Are Upcycling Food “Waste”

Confronted with a bin of discarded avocado pits, most of us would probably think “waste.” However, faced with that same sight, Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson had a different reaction: “opportunity.” It’s perhaps not surprising that Bahirat and Kwaw-Yankson saw potential instead of waste. After all, the two are graduate students at Drexel University’s Food… Continue Reading

These 5 Apps Are Helping Prevent Food Waste

These 5 Apps Are Helping Prevent Food Waste

Food waste is one of the biggest challenges facing our global food system. According to the collaborative coalition ReFED, approximately 62.5 million tons of food are wasted every year in the United States alone. That’s a shocking figure for a country where more than one in 10 households experienced food insecurity in 2017. Equally staggering… Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Fight against Food Deserts

Spotlight on the Fight against Food Deserts

Defined as geographic areas where residents have restricted or nonexistent access to affordable, healthy food options (especially items like fresh fruits and vegetables), “food deserts” are a significant problem in the United States. According to the most recent study from the USDA, 39 million Americans live in communities where they must travel at least a… Continue Reading