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AS DROUGHT WINDS DOWN, CA LAWMAKERS SET STAGE FOR FUTURE WATER WARS

All signs point to the five-year drought being over for parts of California, at least for the time being. A mid-winter week of punishing...

What's at Stake for Ag Policy under Trump's USDA Pick

WHAT'S AT STAKE FOR AG POLICY UNDER TRUMP'S USDA PICK

A single day before inauguration, President Donald Trump filled the last vacancy on his cabinet, naming former Georgia Governor Sonny...

 
 
 

THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR THE TRUMP ERA

When a group of restaurant owners from the Restaurant Opportunities Center United held their most recent virtual meeting, members shared...

A D.C. Urban Farm Takes On Urban Problems

A D.C. URBAN FARM TAKES ON URBAN PROBLEMS

Little more than grass used to grow on the two-acre plot behind a middle school in the District of Columbia where tomatoes, okra, and...

 
 
 

WILL BETTER SCIENCE HELP PROTECT US FROM CHEMICAL EXPOSURES?

In California's Central Valley, some farmers are using wastewater from oil and gas extraction to irrigate food crops to augment water...

ORGANIC CHECKOFF PROGRAM ADVANCES

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a proposal intended to get more organic food onto shopping lists and dinner plates...

 
 
 

FOOD AND MORE: EXPANDING THE MOVEMENT FOR THE TRUMP ERA

If the recent election had an upside, it's this: It demonstrated that the good food movement is real. Four jurisdictions-Boulder, Oakland,...

GROUND-BREAKING ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIC RULES MOVING FORWARD

As we've reported in the past, buying certified organic meat doesn't guarantee the animals were treated humanely. And while there's...

 
 
 
Modern Benefits from Ancient Seeds: The Hunt for Wild Fava

MODERN BENEFITS FROM ANCIENT SEEDS: THE HUNT FOR WILD FAVA

Could six, tiny, 14,000-year-old seeds improve the way the world eats today? A physically miniscule finding at a prehistoric campsite...

LONG-DELAYED RULES TO PROTECT SMALL FARMERS MIGHT BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

Nearly a decade ago, when President Obama was campaigning in rural America, he put the consolidation of the meat industry at the top...

 
 
 

SUSTAINABLE MEAT SUPPORTERS AND VEGAN ACTIVISTS BOTH CLAIM BULLYING

In January, Wild Abundance -a school near Asheville, North Carolina focused on permaculture and “primitive skills”-posted an online...

Kamut Makes a Comeback

KAMUT MAKES A COMEBACK

For decades, Kamut -or khorasan wheat-was a fringe food overlooked by the American public. But a scientist and farmer named Bob Quinn...

 
 
 
An Urban Farmer's Manifesto

AN URBAN FARMER'S MANIFESTO

Earlier this fall, Sen. Debbie Stabenow put forth proposed federal legislation designed to bolster urban agriculture on a national...

Can This Incubator Bring About Big Change in The Food System?

CAN THIS INCUBATOR BRING ABOUT BIG CHANGE IN THE FOOD SYSTEM?

From establishing farmers' markets in Pennsylvania to improving the quality of school lunches in San Francisco's public schools, Renske...

 
 
 

A NEW GRASSFED DAIRY LABEL ON THE HORIZON

Shopping for milk and other dairy products from grassfed cows is a little like the Wild West. There are a wide variety of products...

Winter: The Hottest Thing in Farming

WINTER: THE HOTTEST THING IN FARMING

Seeing fresh produce on the grocery store shelves throughout winter is nothing new-places like California, Florida, and Mexico have...

 
 
 

CIVIL EATS WELCOMES MATTHEW WHEELAND AS NEW MANAGING EDITOR

Today, Matthew Wheeland joins Civil Eats as our new managing editor. Wheeland, a veteran environmental journalist based in the Bay...

WHY GIVING TO CIVIL EATS MATTERS MORE NOW THAN EVER

We're asking for your support as we wrap up an especially difficult year for independent media. Why donate ? Many of our core values...

 
 
 
Our Favorite Food and Farm Books of 2016

OUR FAVORITE FOOD AND FARM BOOKS OF 2016

Looking for a holiday gift for a food and farm-obsessed friend or family member? Here are a few recommendations from the Civil Eats...

FOOD BOYCOTTS, BUYCOTTS, AND BRAND BUSTING IN THE TRUMP ERA

As the election fallout continues, people on both sides of the political spectrum have been calling for boycotts of food and retail...

 
 
 



Cook It Tonight: 10 Comforting Winter Chicken Recipes

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30 New Foods You'd Be Crazy Not to Try This Year

With a new year comes new foods, including a wide variety of new artisanal products you'll want to look out for in stores and online. Hundreds of food companies showcased their... Read more ...

Eataly Celebrates 10 Years

Happy anniversary to us - Eataly is turning 10 years old this week! On Friday, January 27, we are celebrating 10 years in the world with a special cake cutting and other... Read more ...

Sierra Nevada Recalls Beers for Glass

Sierra Nevada has recalled select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a small glass packaging flaw. This recall comes after quality inspections at our Mills River, North... Read more ...

Hand Pies Are Your New Favorite Grab-and-Go Breakfast

Hang on, don't run out the door without breakfast. We've got just the thing for your busy morning: The hand pie. No forks needed for this pastry filled with fruit, or something... Read more ...

Pie Bars Might Change the Way You Eat Pie

Everybody's going wild for pie bars, and for good reason. They follow the traditional pie construct of bottom crust + filling + top crust, but they're baked as flattened... Read more ...

5 Recipes with Pickled Ingredients

For those who prepped for the hibernation season back in the fall, the time is ripe for enjoying the pickled and preserved ingredients that have been waiting to be popped out... Read more ...

Farro with Za'atar and Lemon Tahini Breakfast Bowl

These healthy and veggie-packed Farro Breakfast Bowls are full of flavor thanks to easy, make-your-own za'atar and a creamy lemon tahini sauce. Creamy, delicious, raw tahini... Read more ...

Vanillekipferl - Romanian Vanilla Walnut Cookies

These Romanian vanilla walnut cookies will pair perfectly with a hot, cozy cup to warm your hands on a chilly day. Walnut vanilla cookies - they are the most mellow, walnutty... Read more ...

Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Buffalo Turkey

Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats. They are exactly where eating more vegetables meets my craving for comfort food. Did anyone set a New Year's resolution this year? I did... Read more ...