It's cow bliss at a dairy in Hertfordshire, England run by the Hare Krishnas. There are only 44 of them but life is sweet: On this farm all the cows have names, they are hand-milked whilst listening to Sanskrit music and
Want to reduce methane emissions from dairy farming? Reminder: You should, in the US the greenhouse gas emissions from the dairy industry alone are about 2% of the nation's total. Just switching to organic methods instead
Environmentalists marched in Istanbul to demand solutions to climate change (L) while members of Greenpeace (R) face jail time for protesting plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant. Photos: 350.org (L), Greenpeace Akdeniz
There is a lovely scene in the Lord of the Rings where Samwise drops a little box and almost gets Frodo killed trying to catch it. The all-important box contained Sam's seasonings, "because you never know when you are going to
Indian summer weather drew hundreds of people to Hayes Valley Farm today, October 10th 2010, to participate in an environmental work party. The work party was part of a worldwide day dedicated toward actions to avert climate
It's a common assumption in green foodie circles that the more information we get about our food, the better off we'll be. But that's not always the case. From labeling food miles in Japan to stickers announcing that produce is air
OK, so if you're a regular TreeHugger reader and/or a member of Slow Food, have read any of Michael Pollan's recent writing there's nothing in 11 year old Birke Baehr's five minute talk at TEDx Next Generation Asheville on the gigantic sticky, spiky,
The restaurant business can be an extremely wasteful one -- and those times when you don't have time to cook or just feel like someone else's cooking, can have a serious impact on your footprint. Luckily the foodies have options,
In much of North America, our small towns are depopulated and all of the young people leave for the cities. The average age of farmers is about 52 and only about two percent of North Americans are farmers. But this may
Rosh Hashana, also known as the Jewish New Year, was celebrated this past week. One of the iconic symbols of the holiday, is honey, which is eaten with challah and apples. Honey has important meaning for the celebrants of Rosh
While some farmers (and governments) support the use of genetically modified crops for their higher yield quantities and pest and weed resistance, others point out that the long-term effects of these gene adjustments just
Farmers all over the world are throwing down political and environmental battle lines over the cultivation of genetically modified (GMO) crops.
On the pro side, supporters claim that changes to the genetic structure of a plant can help it resist weed ki
In the tug of war over whether organic farming is really better than conventional chemical-laden farming, a new study in the online peer-reviewed journal PLoS One comes out solidly in support of the benefits of organic.
The rare brown fish-owls recently spotted in Turkey are threatened by continued dam construction, against which protests have been increasing. The sign at right reads "We are taking ownership of our rivers, our culture, our future." Photos via the
A food allergy diagnosis can range from being a minor inconvenience -- like having to read labels to check for food dye -- to a major health issue (think extreme, lethal allergies to milk, eggs, and nuts).
There's a myth that to eat healthily we must eat boring tasteless food. But there's fight on to persuade people that eating a balanced diet can be utterly delicious. Jamie Oliver has taken on the nutrition battle this year with his TED prize, Michael
My husband and I used to buy all of our vegetables in the summer from a woman who had a huge garden in her backyard. She'd put a sign out on the highway when she was open for business and we would stop in and buy