Indigenous Guatemalan Women Earn Income from Carmine, a Traditional Red Dye Made from Bugs
Hands stained red from cochineal dye

Culture

Indigenous Guatemalan Women Earn Income from Carmine, a Traditional Red Dye Made from Bugs

In San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, Indigenous Maya women are reclaiming the age-old art of handcrafting carmine, perhaps the most vibrant natural...

Farmers in Ecuador Innovate a Whole New Food System
Farmers in Ecuador Innovate a Whole New Food System.

Newsworthy

Farmers in Ecuador Innovate a Whole New Food System

There was no way for small-scale farmers in Ecuador to anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago when they started diversifying the...

Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment
Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment.

Food

Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment

Registered dietician Diana Rodgers wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment.

Meals and Snacks for a Chicken: Two Unusual, Low-Cost Chicken Feed Options for Some of the World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs
Nibedita Tudu earns an income for her family by producing chickens using low-cost yet nutritious chicken feeds that are easy to grow. Photo Pranab K. Aich/Heifer International

Animals

Meals and Snacks for a Chicken: Two Unusual, Low-Cost Chicken Feed Options for Some of the World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs

Mom's Meatloaf Recipe: The Ultimate Comfort Food
Sliced meatloaf sits on a cutting board. Behind it is a plate filled with green vegetables, waiting for a slice.

Food

Mom's Meatloaf Recipe: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Comfort food, a delicious slice of nostalgia that soothes your soul — for me, that's my mom's meatloaf. Of all the dishes my mom made for our...

Worldbuilders and Humble Bundle Raise Over $1 Million for Heifer International
Worldbuilders and Humble Bundle Raise Over $1 Million for Heifer International.

Newsworthy

Worldbuilders and Humble Bundle Raise Over $1 Million for Heifer International

Every December since 2008, Worldbuilders — an organization started by New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss — has held a weekslong...

Goat Farmers Find Success in Festival Sales in Spite of COVID-19 Complications
A cooperative member weighs a goat for prospective customers.

Animals

Goat Farmers Find Success in Festival Sales in Spite of COVID-19 Complications

Thanks to trainings from Heifer Nepal, goat cooperatives have successfully navigated a festival season crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

eBay and Uzo Aduba Team Up to Support Women and Girls
Actor Uzo Aduba helps farmer Grace Atusiimirwe water a mango tree seedling in Dwaniro, Uganda.

Women & Girls

eBay and Uzo Aduba Team Up to Support Women and Girls

eBay is partnering with actress Uzo Aduba to provide buyers and sellers multiple ways to support women and girls around the world.