By Marissa Dwyer
This Sunday, Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Agriculture (PASA) are teaming up to host the first ever Philly Farm & Food Fest. Both non profits work to create a more sustainable local food system, linking farmers and consumers via a “farm to fork” mentality.
There has been a recent growth in living alone in the U.S. In fact, there are now more single Americans than there are nuclear families, with 1 in 7 adults now living alone. This is especially true for large urban areas like Washington, D.C and Manhattan where single people make up 50% of households.
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Nourishing the Planet is collaborating with a team of graduate students at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design (ID) to research the problem of global food waste. In February, the ID research team hosted a workshop in which participants shared photos and talked about their experiences implementing bottom of the pyramid … Continue Reading ››
By Alison Blackmore
Debates regarding the reauthorization of the 2012 United States Farm Bill are well underway in the U.S. House and Senate. This bill is widely known for dictating U.S. national agricultural policy, but it also contains provisions that steer the U.S. government’s global food aid programs. More than 65 million people … Continue Reading ››
On Saturday, March 31, hundreds of millions of people, businesses, and governments around the world will be turning off their lights in support of Earth Hour.
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By Isaac Hopkins
Among the most challenging long-term barriers to agricultural production and sustainability in Africa is poor and degrading soil quality. According to “Agricultural success from Africa: the case of fertilizer tree systems in southern Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe),” a report from the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, … Continue Reading ››
In a previous blog, I discussed the value of pumped-storage hydro systems, especially when it comes to integrating intermittent renewable energies like wind and solar into a power system. However, traditional pumped-storage hydro systems require two reservoirs of fresh water (one upper and one lower), which are not always available at locations that … Continue Reading ››
By Dr. Christine Negra
Dr. Christine Negra is the Secretariat of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.
Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic diseases due to excess food consumption. Global demand for agricultural products is growing and food prices are rising, yet roughly a third … Continue Reading ››
In what could amount to a victory for consumer protection and corporate transparency, the Just Label It campaign has successfully reached its goal of one million comments in support of its petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which called on the agency to label all genetically … Continue Reading ››
By Laura Reynolds
Aquaculture, or the rearing of fish in captivity, is the world’s fastest-growing protein-producing activity, with nearly 50 percent of all seafood being farmed rather than caught in wild fisheries. This rapid growth has provoked questions of sustainability in the global aquaculture industry, including how to handle the massive amounts … Continue Reading ››