Previous Food, Farming and Agriculture News 2020

What California’s farmworkers can teach us during a season of giving 12-21-20

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of tiny 3-year-old Yair Basurto shuffling back and forth between a pile of grocery bags and a long line of cars waiting with open trunks. He and his father, Gonzalo, were loading food deliveries for farmworkers and other families in need in the parking lot of a Masonic temple in the coastal agricultural community of Oxnard, California. Read more at Grist

Pittsburgh’s Black farmers work to grow a new future 09-11-20

A small group of new farmers have seeded a movement to change the local food industry. Read more at Environmental Health News

In Nebraska, he’s working to break up meat monopolies 09-02-20

While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our fractured food system from the fields. Read more at Grist

Revealed: development banks funding industrial livestock farms around the world 07-02-20

Investigation uncovers finance worth $2.6bn pumped into meat and dairy industries, despite warnings of links to climate catastrophe Read more at The Guardian

24 LGBTQ+ Farms and Organizations Celebrating Community Through Food and Agriculture 06-27-20

Throughout the United States and around the world, millions of people gather in June for Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honor their contributions to the world. Read more at EcoWatch

A Vietnamese Farmers’ Cooperative in New Orleans Offers a Lesson in Resilience 05-01-20

VEGGI Co-op has weathered Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Now, it’s facing the twin threats of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. Read more at Civil Eats

Black Farmers Are Embracing Climate-Resilient Farming 01-20-20

Communities of color are on the frontlines of climate change. These farmers are also on the frontlines of climate solutions. Read more at Civil Eats