The Compost King of New York

What happens to food scraps? Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, has a vision to turn food waste, a largely untapped resource, into clean energy.

Published: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,373 words)

The Post-GMO Economy: Our Longreads Member Pick

For this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we’re excited to share early access to “The Post-GMO Economy,” a new story by Elizabeth Royte that will be published next week by Modern Farmer, in partnership with the Food and Environment Reporting Network.

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Source: Modern Farmer
Published: Nov 28, 2013
Length: 6 minutes (1,700 words)

Street Farmer

Like others in the so-called good-food movement, Will Allen asserts that our industrial food system is depleting soil, poisoning water, gobbling fossil fuels and stuffing us with bad calories. Like others, he advocates eating locally grown food. But to Allen, local doesn’t mean a rolling pasture or even a suburban garden: it means 14 greenhouses crammed onto two acres in a working-class neighborhood on Milwaukee’s northwest side, less than half a mile from the city’s largest public-housing project.

Source: New York Times
Published: Jul 1, 2009
Length: 11 minutes (2,907 words)