Sesame (/ˈsɛsəmiː/; Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its...
The human olfactory response to cucumbers appear to vary. Most people report a mild, almost watery flavor or a light melon taste, while a small but vocal minority report a highly repugnant taste—some say almost perfume-like. Cucumbers vary in...
From Amy’s Kitchen to Earth Balance, here is a list of 400 companies that refuse to include genetically modified foods in their products.Like vaccinations and opinions on President Trump, the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is incredibly controversial....
These delicious alternatives are a great way to get all of your calcium in a cruelty-free way.Credit: Jessie Next DoorThe health benefits of going vegan are often debated, with many opponents pointing to things the diet might be lacking...
Influenced by industrial lobbyists, the USDA has continually tried to subvert the promise of a natural, biologically based agriculture.By Eliot Coleman / AlterNetVegetables hydroponics Photo Credit: piya Sukchit/ShutterstockFor someone like me, whose passions, before I began as an organic farmer,...
Brazil joins the growing number of countries rejecting GMO imports from the United States.Brazil joins the growing number of countries rejecting GMO imports from the United States. In the last decade, bio-technology and gene modification in large-scale agriculture has...
One that benefits farmers, and not Monsanto.By Jim Hightower / AlterNetDuring the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted...
Farro is also a great alternative to refined grains and can easily be added to your diet.Farro is an ancient grain that has been around for thousands of years.More recently, it has grown in popularity. Not only does it...
These paleo cookies are high in protein, healthy fats, and can even be made vegan. Find the recipe below...Credit: Dr. JockersWhen every single ingredient in a recipe offers a list of health benefits, it’s worth trying out. And, when...
Mergers puts food workers and small-scale farmers at risk and increase vertical integration, hurting farm­ers’ ability to compete.December 29, 2016 — When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to...