The Best of Civil Eats
9 most popular Civil Eats articles, as voted by our community.
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Civil Eats on Climate Crisis
Conserving Farmland Also Benefits the Air We Breathe
A new study shows how land enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program also significantly improves air quality in the region, which can save thousands of lives per year.
Civil Eats on Food
The Edges Matter: Hedgerows Are Bringing Life Back to Farms
Researchers have found that planting hedgerows helps farmers sequester carbon in the soil, manage pests, and provided habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.
Civil Eats on Future
What Is the Future of Organic?
In the era of climate change, organic agriculture is about to win—or lose—big.
Civil Eats on Society
Animal Ag Workers Face Many Hazards With Few Protections
OSHA protections don’t apply to 96% of U.S. animal ag operations that hire workers. When people die, OSDA doesn’t respond 85% of the time.
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How Fermented Foods Shaped the World
In her new book, Julia Skinner discusses the history and power of fermentation, microbes’ role in biodiversity, and how fermented foods can make us more resilient in the face of climate crisis.
What the Insect Crisis Means for Food, Farming—and Humanity
Journalist and author Oliver Milman discusses the findings of his new book, how declining pollinator populations could harm vulnerable communities, and the most promising solutions.
‘Buy Nothing’ Groups Are Doubling as Food Distribution Networks
As inflation and grocery prices soar, a volunteer in San Francisco created a food pantry from scratch to feed neighbors in need.
Op-ed: Is There Plastic in Your Soda? Beverage Companies Must Go Beyond Recycling
It’s well-known that plastics recycling is broken, but food conglomerates promising to increase recycling won’t solve the health and environmental problems plastics cause at every stage of production.
This San Francisco Supper Club Gives Youth a Chance to Reinvent Themselves
At Old Skool Café, young people impacted by the foster care system and incarceration are learning the food business, and forging new paths in the process.
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