In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses a program organized by the Resource Identification and Management Society (RIMS)- Nepal that is empowering small-scale farmers with the tools they need to adapt to climate change.
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Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to one-third global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, young people are increasingly disconnected from how their food is grown, making solutions to the global agricultural system … Continue Reading ››
We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this summer. Today, meet Katie Spoden.
Katie Spoden is a rising junior at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in central Minnesota, where she is pursuing a degree in both … Continue Reading ››
By Eleanor Fausold
An article recently published in The Atlantic suggests that U.S. food aid money is not always being spent in the most efficient way possible. U.S. food aid programs can be extremely beneficial to struggling families in Africa, but aid dollars could go even further if they were better dedicated … Continue Reading ››
For thousands of years, natural fibres have been at the core of the textile industry. From cloth, to paper and building materials, natural fibres were always the base material. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
, natural fibres
are substances produced by plants and animals that can be spun … Continue Reading ››