Food Security

Grass of the Gods

Every day, many people eat Grass of the Gods. In fact, Grass of the Gods has been eaten by humans for around 8000 years since it was first domesticated in what is now Mexico.

6 People Boosting Local Food Security by Saving Seeds

Maybe they’re not the flashiest of activities, but the ancient practices of saving seeds and embracing indigenous plants have become global game-changers for food security and biodiversity.

How Honey Bees Adapt To Changing Environments And Nectar Availability

Honey bee collects nectar from a flower. Photo by Nicholas Sorrenti.
Bees and their peculiar ways have fascinated citizens and scientists alike for ages. Now, a new study is shedding light on their adaptive feeding methods that help them access hard-to-reach nectar amid changing resource conditions.

Why Saving Heirloom Seeds Is So Important

Why Saving Heirloom Seeds Is So Important
Seeds are vital for life on Earth, but times for seeds have been tough lately. Luckily, though, there is still time to change course through simple actions, like saving heirloom seeds.

5 Reasons Why You Need A Food Forest, and How To Create One

Want a beautiful, abundant yard that provides tasty treats without requiring all the upkeep of a conventional lawn? You need a food forest!

How Vertical Farming Can Improve Food Security

Plant grows in a vertical hydroponic planter. Photo by Ona Creative.
Is a future where our food is grown indoors, high enough to touch the sky, possible? It could be! With vertical farming, the sky is the limit.

Ugly food is back on the menu

Photo by  Valiant Made
When it comes to food and nutrition, it truly is what’s on the inside that counts! That’s why several businesses, individuals, and organizations are rethinking their approach to food in order to reduce food waste and improve food security.

Canning Makes A Comeback

Photo by Micah Tindell
Whether it’s to avoid the skyrocketing grocery story prices, prepare for potential economic downturn or avoid the many toxic substances that can now be found in canned goods from conventional grocery stores, people are returning to home canning as a way to take back a bit of control over their food and nutrition.

Little Gardens, Big Impact: The underestimated power of community gardening

People working at a Community garden
When a lot of people imagine “regenerative agriculture,” a few things come to mind: expertly engineered greenhouses, abundant sprawling fields, happy local farmers bringing their food to the local market. But an often overlooked aspect of regenerative agriculture and even permaculture is the power of community gardens: plots of land, often (but not always!) in city and residential areas, tended to by a group of people. The gardens are generally divided into individually managed or shared plots.

An apple a day keeps the food insecurity away

Apple farm
People around the globe are finding ingenious ways to improve food security for themselves and others.