agriculture

California farmworkers have had to endure heatwaves, wildfires and a pandemic that continues to spread during peak harvest season for almonds and wine grapes. (Photo courtesy of UFW/United Farm Workers)

Arizona State University
The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.
Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.
Rows of garbanzo bean plants against a background of a green hill and cloudy blue skies.

Garbanzo bean plants located outside of San Jeronimo in Jalisco, Mexico. (Heidi Estrada/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As global temperatures have continued to increase, droughts have become more frequent and it’s left farmers in a tough situation. Not only are they unable to financially support their families because they aren’t able to sell their crops, but they’... Read More
Franklin & Marshall College
This piece explores the intersection between wheat, bread, and building a more sustainable food system.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
The farmers market is, if anything, a quintessential unifier for communities. But this year, for many, it looked different.

When Carol Anne Sayle began farming with her husband Larry Butler in 1981, they were ahead of their time as urban farmers. They also became early voices in the locavore movement in Austin, Texas. (Eva Legge/Dartmouth College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
Two Austin, Texas, urban farms led the way for their area's locavore movement. These farmers talk about their motivation, and discuss why eating local is so important.

Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, faced drastic customer reductions at the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in the closure of several stands, and yet most still endure. (Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Why do people continue to go hungry in one of the wealthiest nations in the world? And what can we do about the food system to prevent this from happening?
Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

A recent investigation into the devastating desert locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States. (Adam Matan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
A recent investigation into the devastating locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Francis Wachira shows it is possible to end hunger and fight climate change through urban farming in Nairobi, Kenya.

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