Food

A shellfish company gets into the weeds
A shellfish company gets into the weeds
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community shows how eelgrass and aquaculture can coexist in Puget Sound.
Betting the ranch
Betting the ranch
Cody Easterday wagered hundreds of millions of dollars on the price of beef. He lost.
What would a healthy Klamath River look like?
What would a healthy Klamath River look like?
An illustration of a complex ecosystem that could exist again.
‘Our food from this land’
‘Our food from this land’
A new Native American restaurant plates a contemporary take on precolonial gastronomy.
How New Mexico chiles ended up on the space station
How New Mexico chiles ended up on the space station
A NASA mission to harvest Hatch green chiles in space just might help farmers on earth adapt their growing methods.
Colorado River water shortages highlight the urgency of reducing water waste
Colorado River water shortages highlight the urgency of reducing water waste
Conservation, water reuse and better irrigation technology all make more sense than proposed water pipelines.
Will Klamath salmon outlast the dam removal process?
Will Klamath salmon outlast the dam removal process?
Their future comes down to a race between paperwork and a fish disease.
For dairy cows, where there’s smoke, there’s less milk
For dairy cows, where there’s smoke, there’s less milk
Scientists in Idaho are finding that wildfire smoke dampens milk production and coincides with increased risk of disease and even death in dairy cows.
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
Once-diverse apple varieties are declining. Gordon Tooley wants to save them before they are gone.
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
The Los Angeles River’s overlooked anglers
The Los Angeles River’s overlooked anglers
Unhoused Angelenos use the urban river as a source of sustenance, but a proposal to revitalize the waterway could push them out.
Despite discrimination and drought, Punjabi Americans farm on
Despite discrimination and drought, Punjabi Americans farm on
As America’s food basket dries out, Punjabi American growers fear the loss of their hard-earned farmlands.
Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag
Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag
‘I’ve always felt like this was something to do in case the world doesn’t end.’
Ellen Kuwana’s quest to feed Seattle’s frontline workers
Ellen Kuwana’s quest to feed Seattle’s frontline workers
The founder of We Got This Seattle on what keeps her going, six months into the pandemic.
Getting schooled in conservation
Getting schooled in conservation
In Colorado’s Four Corners, experiential approaches to education connect high school students to each other and the land.
Who’s looking out for elders on the Navajo Nation?
Who’s looking out for elders on the Navajo Nation?
A reporter documents lack of food and harsh conditions for many Diné elderly, and few willing to take responsibility.
Celebrating community in the time of coronavirus
Celebrating community in the time of coronavirus
Events like the Tanabata Festival in East Los Angeles gave residents a chance to celebrate together. In its absence is something even more profound.
Food insecurities exposed by COVID-19 in Washington
Food insecurities exposed by COVID-19 in Washington
A task force addresses weaknesses and inequities in the food system.
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Is their success sustainable?
‘This is not what a food bank was designed to do’
‘This is not what a food bank was designed to do’
California food banks are struggling with an overwhelming need and ongoing recession.
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
From California dreaming to California realities, here are five books to escape with when you’re stuck at home.
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Some consumers have turned to community agriculture, as the pandemic strains the nation’s food system.
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
As laborers for the Big Four meatpackers fall ill, small slaughterhouses see unprecedented demand.
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