Archive for the ‘Letter to the Editor’ Category

Feb03

12 Steps to Go Green for the Developing World

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Check out our latest op-ed, co-authored with Sue Edwards, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, which was published in Nigeria’s Punch, the country’s largest and most widely read daily newspaper.

The article discusses 12 steps that people in developing countries can take to be more green in 2012.

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To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec29

12 Simple Steps to Go Green in 2012

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Check out our latest op-ed published in the Chicago Tribune, one of the largest and most respected newspapers in the United States with daily circulation of more than 500,000 and large-scale reach across the Midwest.

The article highlights 12 resolutions that you can take to go green in 2012.

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Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec23

Urban Farming can Feed the Future

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Check out our latest op-ed on urban agriculture that was published in the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico’s largest circulated daily newspaper.

Albuquerque is home to several urban farms, including the Rio Grande Community Farm and the Growing Awareness Urban Farm, which provide fresh produce and education on urban agricultural practices for interested community members.

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Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec09

Agriculture as a Solution to Global Problems

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Check out Nourishing the Planet’s latest op-ed published in Le Monde, a widely circulated newspaper that reaches half a million people.

The article discusses the merits of agriculture in addressing some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, such as depleting natural resources and rising unemployment. In France and around the world, farming is being used to strengthen communities by providing a means of income and livelihood, nourishing families through improved crop production, and protecting the Earth through agroecological practices.

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Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec06

Reducing our waste

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Check out Nourishing the Planet’s latest op-ed published in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 40 percent of consumable food is discarded here in the United States. When food decomposes in landfills, it turns into methane, a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Please click here to read the full article.

To read more about reducing food waste, see: Reducing Food Waste during the Holiday SeasonReducing Food Waste: Making the Most of Our AbundanceFresh Ideas for Food Waste, and Innovation of the Week: Reducing Food Waste.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Nov26

Food Waste can be Recycled to Help Feed the Planet

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The Santa Fe New Mexican recently published Nourishing the Planet’s op-ed on reducing food waste.

Donating excess food to Albuquerque’s Roadrunner Food Bank is just one way New Mexicans can help cut back on environmentally detrimental food waste. (Photo credit: Roadrunner Food Bank)

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, industrialized countries waste 222 million tons of food annually. But there are easy–and inexpensive–ways to reduce food waste, including composting, recycling, and donating excess food to those in need.

Click here to read the full article.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Nov24

Growing Urban Agriculture in Tampa Bay

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Florida’s The Tampa Tribune recently published Nourishing the Planet’s op-ed on urban agriculture.

Urban agriculture initiatives in Tampa Bay and around the world empower city residents to take control of their own food production. (Photo credit: The Tampa Tribune)

According to the United Nations, 65 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Cultivating fresh produce in empty lots helps nourish urban communities and strengthen local food systems, all while bringing neighbors together.

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To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Nov15

Simple Lifestyle Changes can Reduce Food Waste

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Nourishing the Planet’s op-ed on food waste was recently published in Canada’s Calgary Herald.

Image credit: Calgary Herald

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, industrialized countries waste 222 million tons of food annually. But there are easy–and inexpensive–ways to reduce food waste, including composting, recycling, and donating excess food to those in need.

Click here to read the full article.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Aug30

Local gardens are way to go to fight hunger and obesity at same time

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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 people have access to healthy and nutritious food.

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To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Aug30

Alternatives to the garbage pail

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Nourishing the Planet’s op-ed on food waste was recently published in Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, the largest daily newspaper in Ohio.

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, The Plain Dealer)

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, industrialized countries waste 222 million tons of food annually. In the United States alone, 34 million tons of food goes to waste each year. But there are many simple ways that we can reduce food waste, such as composting and recycling. Making use of what we already produce will be key if we are to adequately feed a global population that is approaching 7 billion.

Click here to read the article.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.