A boy rides his bike in the haze along an Indonesian highway in late October, at the height of forest fires that blanketed much of Southeast Asia in a haze. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Climate and consumption come to a head in Indonesia forest fires

What does your shampoo have to do with Indonesia's awful forest fire season?
Dec 2, 2015
Bombus vosnesenskii the yellow-faced bumble bee, on a wild pea plant, photographed by Common Acre volunteers surveying native bee habitats at the Sea-Tac airport last summer. (Courtesy photo)

Sea-Tac project aims to counter global bee die off

Organizers of a pollination project around Sea-Tac airport see native species of bees as key to averting a global bee die off.
Apr 29, 2015
Bird flu export ban Washington and Oregon.

Bird flu fears lead 30 countries to ban Northwest poultry

Bans of U.S. poultry are a big blow to farmers, but not a health risk for consumers.
Jan 12, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
A WWII era poster encourages saving food scraps to feed animals. (Photo from National Archives)

How to break our addiction to food waste

Kirkland resident Gina VanLoon hardly has any food waste in her compost bin. But that isn’t something she could brag about a few months ago. VanLoon knew she had a problem with too much produce rotting before someone in her family of five could eat it.
Oct 16, 2014
(Photo from National Archives)

Why we’re wasting food in a hungry world

Is the solution to feeding a growing global population sitting right there on our plates?
Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Who’s picking your produce?

Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.
Feb 24, 2014
Cafe Racer's grasshopper pizza, served at the Burke Museum's Bug Chef lecture (Photo courtesy of the Burke Museum)

Seattle’s ‘Bug Chef’ promotes the benefits of an insect diet

It might sound gross, but insects are already eaten around the globe, and may soon be a major food-source here in the U.S.
Sep 20, 2013

Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona

This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013
A wheat farm in eastern China, where the government is making a big investment in genetically modified crops. (Photo by Imaginechina via AP Images)

What Washington should know about GMO’s

This fall we get to vote on an initiative that requires labeling of genetically modified foods. But it may not be an obvious choice.
Jul 3, 2013

Issaquah company fights to rebuild Afghan economy, one flip-flop at a time

How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the first place.
Feb 26, 2013