By Caitlin Aylward
Pork plays a prominent role in Chinese cuisine, particularly in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River Valley. As a result, swine, like the Taihu pig breed, are important components of native agriculture and livestock production in the region.
The Taihu pig is a Chinese heritage … Continue Reading ››
We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this fall. Today, meet Devon Ericksen.
Devon graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a minor in Global Sustainability. Studying anthropology at UVa stimulated her interest … Continue Reading ››
By Devon Ericksen
In our new Saturday Series, we interview inspiring people our readers have nominated. These people are working on the frontlines to improve the global food and agricultural systems. Want to nominate someone? E-mail your suggestions to Danielle Nierenberg!
Dr. José Daboub of GAIN (Photo Credit: GAIN)
Name: Dr. Juan … Continue Reading ››
By Sophie Wenzlau
“Human actions are rapidly approaching or have already transgressed key global thresholds, increasing the likelihood of unprecedented ecological turbulence,” according to a report co-authored by scientists from the STEPS Centre, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Tellus Institute. The report cites an urgent need to promote Sustainable … Continue Reading ››
By Carolyn Smalkowski
This post is part of a series where Nourishing the Planet asks its readers: What works? Every week we’ll ask the question and every week you can join the conversation!
Community seed saving can help farmers achieve greater independence, adapt to climate change, and rise out of poverty … Continue Reading ››
Figures for the first half of 2012 show a remarkable shift in U.S. energy trends. Coal-fired power generation has plummeted to 20 percent below last year’s level and 31 percent below the peak reached in 2007. Far from being the fossil fuel of the future (according to many industry leaders and even some … Continue Reading ››
By Alyssa Casey
Oxfam Action Corps is a growing group of concerned citizens using local conversation and action to help end global hunger. The Action Corps currently exists in 14 U.S. cities, spreading the mission of Oxfam International. Oxfam International is a confederation of 17 organizations located across … Continue Reading ››
Do you support the critical role that food workers play in the global movement for a truly sustainable food system? Nearly 100 food movement leaders have already shown they do by signing on to the Real Foods Real Jobs Pledge with UNITE HERE!
Degrowth is a dirty word in growth-centric cultures like the United States. But with humanity using one and a half Earths worth of biocapacity every year, if we want to stabilize the climate and other declining ecosystem services, we’ll have to stop both our populations and the global economy from growing any larger. And some … 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 … Continue Reading ››