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Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

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Angela Saini

22 October 2017

Karnataka, India

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Farmers play a vital role in the health of people around the world, yet often are not financially compensated in a sustainable way to survive. Entrepreneurs in India are attempting to shift this reality by introducing...

National Geographic

Frank Viviano

Luca Locatelli

September 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

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By using new technology and shared knowledge, the Dutch have become global leaders in agricultural innovation and solutions to fight famine. Work being done at Wageningen University & Research has allowed farmers in t...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

11 September 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, and throughout the country, many people find themselves in "food deserts", or places where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is extremely limited. Black residents are addressing these issues via the cr...

Earth Island

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

31 August 2017

Lunzu, Malawi

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Malawian farmers have been hit hard by climate change over the last two farming seasons, and have thus seen a drop in agricultural production. To combat these losses, agriculture experts have begun implementing climat...

Conscious Company Media

Kenny Torrella

30 August 2017

United States

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When scientists, startups and non-profits team up, everyone benefits - or so it seems in the case of creating clean meat. While there has been a push to focus on reinventing meat due to animal farming's impact on the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Scott Peterson

27 July 2017

Hargeisa, Somalia

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In the face of severe drought and one of the worst humanitarian crises since World War II, nations on the Horn of Africa are fighting to stave off famine and the spread of disease. Some places, like Somaliland, have b...

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

26 July 2017

Antsirabe, Madagascar

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Starvation has become a public health crisis across Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland, but enhanced health education is helping to mitigate this critical issue. The focus of the community education programs is aime...

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Sonia Schnee

13 June 2017

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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Trenton, NJ residents are improving their city through urban agriculture. ISLES, the non-profit group supporting the community gardens, is encouraging community-building as well as a healthy lifestyle that benefits pe...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

Ndoni Khanyile

6 June 2017

South Africa

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As climate change continues to advance, its impact on farmlands has become more pronounced and increasingly devastating. Farmers and researchers in both South Africa and Nepal are working towards solutions to problems...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

25 May 2017

Mityana, Mityana District, Uganda

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Though the overall poverty rate has been dropping in recent years, rural communities in Uganda still lack many basic resources, including access to healthy food, toiletries, and economic opportunity. The Network of Wo...

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Emily Dech

21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...

NPR

Amy Yee

27 September 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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As a response to a growing population, farmers have begun encroaching into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand their crop yield. This creates a problem for the endangered great...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

5 September 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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To develop the next generation of producers, the Young Farmers Coalition non-profit is now pushing Congress and individual state legislatures to take a big step: forgiving farmers’ student loans.

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

3 September 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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A group of agriculture producers think new, low-cost growing techniques, high-value crops and an increased interest in local produce offer solutions to New Mexico’s food struggles.

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

Ensia

Bob Cooper

17 August 2016

California, United States

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Three biointensive mini-farms in the US are teaching small-scale farmers from throughout the world how to grow more food through sustainable practices that focus on using less water and land. After bringing these farm...

USA Today

Stephanie Anderson Witmer

30 July 2016

Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Agriculture Education program at Penn Manor High school aims to teach about career paths as a farmer or within the larger agricultural industry. This type of high school education is part of a larger national tren...

Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

16 March 2016

Veracruz, Mexico

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Carbon farming is a method that focuses on sequestering atmospheric carbon on agricultural land. While farms around the world already do it, it's not anywhere near the scale necessary to avert climate catastrophe. But...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Oishanee Ghosh

25 November 2015

Jharkhali, West Bengal, India

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Algaculture offers a sustainable and empowering alternative to rice farming in coastal areas of India threatened by sea level rise. With the assistance of The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research and the So...

Education Writers Association

Emily Richmond

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly $600 million in loca...

SciDev.Net

Karen Coates

Jerry Redfern

12 September 2015

Timor-Leste

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A Ministry of Agriculture project called "Seeds of Life" grants local farmers genetically-solidified seeds in order to fight food insecurity in the country. The farmers will produce the crops and sell them back to bot...

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

8 September 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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It’s no secret that, although progress has been made, school lunches need help to become more nutritious and sustainable. School officials in San Francisco are partnering with researchers from UC Berkeley's School of ...

Concentrate

Amy Elliott Bragg

4 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

3 August 2015

Kenya

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Limited fertile land and scarce water make traditional farming difficult in Kenya, so several organizations have begun teaching women how to farm out of sacks. The practice is spreading throughout Kenya and to other A...

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