As conventional oil – oil extracted using traditional oil wells – becomes increasingly uneconomical to extract, unconventional sources are being turned to as a solution to meet the global demand for petroleum-based energy sources. One unconventional source shown to have abundant reserves is oil sands, also known as tar sands. Canada is home to one … Continue Reading ››
By Wayne Roberts
Citywatch: Whether it’s action or traction in the food world, cities are stepping up to the plate. The world is fast going urban, as are challenges of social, economic and environmental well-being. Citywatch is crucial to Worldwatch. Wayne Roberts, retired manager of the world-renowned Toronto Food Policy Council, has his eye out for the … Continue Reading ››
In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet research intern, Graham Salinger, discusses the Farmers of the Future Initiative (FOFI), a three year long program designed by CARE International to implement environmentally sustainable agricultural training in Rwanda’s schools.
Nourishing the Planet was recently featured in Wisconsin’s The Capital Times.
The article discusses our country’s broken food system, where more than 100 million people are obese, but where 36.3 million go to bed hungry. But initiatives such as local community gardens are ensuring that … Continue Reading ››
A technician at Sansai Environmental Technologies in Cleveland spreads out a bucket of treated carrots on a soil bed that contains earthworms. (Photo credit: John Kuntz, … Continue Reading ››
By Graham Salinger
Every economist knows that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but if you buy the ingredients for your lunch–or breakfast or dinner–at a farmers market you could help provide a much needed boost to the economy.
Investing in farmers' markets could help boost the … Continue Reading ››
Check out this recent Press TV video of Christian Parenti discussing his most recent book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.
Parenti highlights the contribution that climate change is making to global conflict by causing droughts and creating a shortage of arable land … Continue Reading ››
By Jenna Banning
A recent report offers an alternative to the traditional response to climate change – instead of depending on external organizations to create new initiatives, climate change adaptation (CCA) efforts may be much more successful when local solutions are recognized and encouraged.
This farmer in West … Continue Reading ››
By Kamaria Greenfield
This September in Milwaukee, the Growing Food and Justice Initiative (GFJI) will hold its fourth annual conference, including a program entitled “Sacred Soil: Cultivating Seeds of Community Transformation”. GFJI is a new national network of about 500 people who believe that dismantling racism is a core principal that will bring together … Continue Reading ››
Global production of biofuels increased 17 percent in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 105 billion liters, up from 90 billion liters in 2009. High oil prices, a global economic rebound, and new laws and mandates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, and the United States, among other countries, … Continue Reading ››