Environment articles

Spotlight Non-profit: Teaching a new generation the art of farming

LatinaLista — Rising food prices and rampant childhood obesity are two factors fueling a national surge in local communities exploring the idea of establishing community gardens. Yet for one group, the idea digs much deeper. La Semilla Food Center‘s tagline is “building a local foodshed.” The nonprofit serves the Paso del Norte region of southern

Migrant women farmworkers toil in nation’s “crying fields” to harvest food for the American people

LatinaLista — When it’s said that undocumented immigrants do the jobs most Americans don’t want, there is one industry that is the poster child for that statement — the food industry. It is reported that six in ten of the nation’s farmworkers are undocumented migrants. Thanks to the work of United Farm Workers, we know the

New site highlights impact of U.S.-Mexico border wall

LatinaLista — Back in the days when construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall was at its height (pun intended) — seizing private and ancestral property, bulldozing its way through some selected neighborhoods and enraging locals on both sides of the border, a group of environmentalists, academicians, professionals and concerned citizens made it their mission to