Associate Editor @TildeHerrera speaks with @olliemilman about the scale of the insect crisis, how declining pollinator populations could harm the world’s most vulnerable communities, and the most promising steps people can take to turn the tide. buff.ly/3wt5Dxb
A whopping 85% of the more than 400 survey respondents in dozens of California cities said they experienced at least one form of labor law violation, such as insufficient overtime pay or not getting compensated for hours worked off the clock. buff.ly/3PdO77g@KQED
“What’s to be done? For starters, canceling debt for food import-dependent countries is essential to help them to provide social assistance to those most affected and to rebuild their own domestic food production.” #OpEdbuff.ly/3wfrsjA
“For many years, compost has been that evil, stinky upper class thing that white people do. But it’s really a great introduction to sustainability as a whole.” - Domingo Morales. buff.ly/3wynrpg@nytimes
Meanwhile, a number of groups are organizing delivery workers at Doordash, Uber Eats, and other apps who are demanding better working conditions, despite a lack of employee protections—and often being undocumented. civileats.com/2022/05/04/the…
As people begin to opt for restaurant dining over delivery and as customers tire of apps’ huge service charges and delivery fees, companies like DoorDash and Uber have seen their shares drop dramatically. @Eatereater.com/2022/5/17/2310…
In the Face of Numerous Threats, #Bees Are Producing Less Honey
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Saving American honey production—and the beekeeping industry—will require a sea change in agricultural practices.
Excellent but scary analysis of the ‘house of cards’ food system built on concentrated growers, markets, distributors etc: Op-ed: Food Price Spikes Are About Much More than Ukraine | Civil Eats @JennClapp civileats.com/2022/05/16/op-…
Researchers believe that fungal threads play a key role in establishing healthy soils, which then go on to produce crops that contain higher levels of a compound shown to promote health. buff.ly/3vZ7Jol
"Regenerative farming practices that reduce pesticide use & build soil health/biodiversity back into the ag landscape would likely go a long way toward improving the overall landscape for bees."
@lisaelaineh@CivilEats on the many threats to bees—& honey.
. @twyspy spoke with @NancyMatsumoto recently about heirloom rice varieties, the impacts of climate change on the sake industry, and why she believes the spirit may be on the verge of a bit of an international renaissance. buff.ly/380IHvW
Groups like Los Deliveristas Unidos are organizing delivery workers at Doordash, Uber Eats, and other apps who are demanding better working conditions, despite a lack of employee protections—and often being undocumented. buff.ly/3vGmGv8
In the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, organizations are rallying to support the local community and ensure residents have access to affordable and fresh food. @abcnewsbuff.ly/3wiRwum
After causing expensive problems for farmers across the country, invasive zebra and quagga mussels are inching closer to the Columbia River Basin, where they could create serious agricultural impacts. @MichaelReportsbuff.ly/3wuzEwN
Tops Markets in Buffalo was the only grocery store in the area. When it opened 19 years ago, residents who had been calling for a full-service grocery store for more than a decade rejoiced that one had finally come to their neighborhood. bit.ly/3MnV04b