Online Resources for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

The Ethicurean—Chew the right thing

La Vida Locavore—General kitchen table food talk with a heavy emphasis on food politics.

The Nourishing the Planet project will assess the state of agricultural innovations—from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy—with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health, as well as productivity. The project aims to both inform global efforts to eradicate hunger and raise the profile of these efforts. Also, check out the Worldwatch Institute reports on their website.

Yes! Magazine Blogs

Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.

Obama Foodorama—White House Food Initiatives…And Other Bipartisan Bytes of Food Politics

The Complete Patient-The Business of your health

Center For a Livable Future work is driven by the concept that diet, health, food production, the environment, population and equity are all elements of a single complex system. Change to one element invariably affects the others, sometimes in unpredictable ways.

Grist—A beacon in the smog

Hyperlocavore —A Yardsharing Community – Because everyone loves a homegrown tomato!

Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

the food times is a public service project that seeks to transform our understanding of the modern food system.

The Slow Cook—Being a former newspaper reporter, I still have a bit of the news hound in me, so from time to time I detour from chronicling our garden adventures into more substantive issues such as the local food movement, sustainability, the school food debacle, and even the fate of planet earth.

U.S. Food Policy—A public interest perspective

The Center for Rural Affairs established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit by rural Nebraskans has grown into a nationally recognized policy analysis and advocacy organization focused on the upper Midwest and Great Plains.

Edible San Francisco—The Bay Areas Smartest Food Magazine

EcoCentric—A blog about food, water, and energy

Chewswise—Digesting the sustainable food chain

BarfBlog—Safe Food from farm to fork

The Cornucopia Institute—Promoting Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming

Mark Bittman—And though I’ve cooked with some of the best-known chefs in the world, I’ve never had formal training, and I’ve never worked in a restaurant. None of which has gotten in the way of my mission to get people cooking simply, comfortably, and well.

Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the broader food community.

Michael Pollan

AllTop Green

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Post Carbon Institute

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to replace hazardous pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.

USDA Economic Research Service—The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America

Food First—The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy – Food First – is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.

Slow Food Portland—Promoting Good, Clean, and Fair Food

Global Voices (Food)—Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.

AGWIRED—News from the World of Agribusiness

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Agriculture)

DesMoines Register Blog—Green Fields, Agriculture, and Alternative Energy


Beginning Farmers – an online resource for farmers, researchers, and policy makers.

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

American Farmland Trust helps farmers and ranchers protect their land, produce a healthier environment and build successful communities.

The Daily Yonder: Keep It Rural

The Rural Blog-A digest of events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism from and about rural America, from the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based at the University of Kentucky.

Defending Agriculture—Legal, environmental hot button issues that impact U.S. farmers.

Alternative Agriculture Network – Esan—Farmers’ groups throughout northeastern Thailand (the Esan region) develop sustainable agriculture techniques based on the local ecology and expand their positive impacts by training and educating other members of their communities.

Health, Science and Environment:

Center for Science in the Public Interest—CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.

Scientific American—Energy & Sustainability

Science Daily (agriculture and food)

Nutrition Wonderland—An In-Depth Guide to the World of Nutrition Agriculture aims to raise interest in wildlife and wildlands while promoting awareness of environmental issues.

David Suzuki Foundation—Science Matters, a weekly column by Drs. David Suzuki and Faisal Moola on issues related to science and the environment.

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.

The New Scientist (Environment)—For its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment

The PLoS Blogosphere—Diverse Perspectives on Science and Medicine

Wageningen UR—To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life

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