Stories by Sena Christian

Sena Christian is an independent journalist living in the American West. A 2014-15 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, she has written for Newsweek, The Guardian, YES! Magazine, Christian Science Monitor Earth Island Journal and Civil Eats. subscribe to Sena Christian's feed

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015, Source: Earth Island Journal

One company wants to double production of the world’s most critical crops while lowering agriculture’s environmental footprint. But anti-GMO activists are not thrilled.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

Ever since the country adopted the US dollar as its official currency in 2000, Ecuadorians have suffered rising food prices along with hunger and malnourishment.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

Although popularity and trendiness can be big boons to business, many urban farms haven't yet found a way to thrive in the market economy.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The idea is so simple: Trees produce more food than people can eat. Most of the fruit goes to waste. Get the food and donate it to those in need.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Downey illustrates the potential harm when old industrial sites, in this case a NASA plant, are redeveloped before toxic chemicals are removed.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As economic hardship threatens communities, there is one bright light in the fog -- cooperatives -- which already serve 4 in 10 Americans and are growing strong.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Ted Cox posed as a gay man to infiltrate gay-to-straight therapy programs. What he found was equal parts shocking and tragic.