• The Native Team

NATIVE READS (7/11/19)

Updated: Jul 24, 2019


Via The Salt: NPR - How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired It turns out shaming customers into using less plastic bags doesn’t work

Via The Modern Farmer - How to Do Farm to Table in a Desert How does a city like Las Vegas meet the demand local produce in the middle of a desert? And what role do urban farms such as Oasis Biotech play in this?

Via Civil Eats - After 10 Years of Rapid Growth, What Does Organic Mean Today? Organic food means many things to many people. 4 experts give their views on what ‘organic’ means today and the direction it’s going in.

Via The Guardian- Undocumented, vulnerable, scared: the women who pick your food for $3 an hour This powerful piece tells the untold stories of undocumented women who pick produce on farms.

Via Mother Jones - One Man Is Trying to Fight Climate Change By Mobilizing an Unlikely Team: Iowa’s Farmers Faith, Farmers and Climate Action. How Iowan farmers are tackling climate change.

Via The Salt: NPR- w Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round How a school in Brooklyn is helping close the healthy food gap through hydroponics.

Via Edible Brooklyn- Can an Urban Ag Plan Help New York’s Farmers and Gardeners? NYC City Council member Raphael Espinal thinks it can.

Via The Salt: NPR- Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers What am I actually accomplishing by buying coffee or chocolate with the Fair Trade label? Does the extra money that I pay actually benefit the people who harvested those beans?


Via Heritage Radio / Eating Matters- What’s Good Alexander Gillet of HowGood talks about how you actually rate a company based on so many different attributes

Via BBC / The Food Chain- The Pig Plague A terrifying and fascinating insight into the impact of African Swine Fever in China.