Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Jan17

OP-ED: Organic Farming Movement Marginal but Growing Worldwide

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Check out this op-ed published in the Inter Press Service news agency, about Worldwatch’s recent Vital Signs report on organic agriculture.

The article discusses the benefits and opportunities of organic farming worldwide. Irganic farmland has grown more than threefold since 1999; in this time, certified organic products have created a niche market, allowing farmers to earn premium prices over conventional products, particularly when selling to supermarkets or restaurants.

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Aug21

The Hunger Shames: Schools Can Set Children on Lifetime Path of Healthy Eating

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Check out our latest op-ed about school meals and student health, published in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Indiana gets a bad grade for childhood obesity and malnutrition. In 2011, 15 percent of Indiana high school students were considered obese, meaning their body mass index was at or above the 95th percentile. Fortunately, schools can play a key role to reverse this trend and reinforce healthy eating behaviors. By emphasizing hands-on nutrition education, such as school garden projects and classroom cooking demonstrations, and by providing fresh, local fruits and vegetables in cafeterias, schools can encourage students to improve their diets.

Read the full article here.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE.

Aug20

At Back-to-School Time, Let’s Press for Healthy Eating

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Check out our latest op-ed about improving school meals and students’ eating habits, published in The Montreal Gazette. The Gazette is the largest English language daily in the province of Quebec, and has a weekly print circulation of 1,094,653.

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school. But for many children in Montreal, this means a return to unhealthy school lunches that jeopardize their health and well-being. Schools can play a key role in reversing this trend and reinforcing healthy eating behaviors.

Read the full article here.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE.

Aug14

Helping Poor Children Avoid Poor Diets

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Check out our latest op-ed about improving school meals and students’ eating habits, published in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, one of the largest daily newspapers in the United States with a daily print circulation of over 220,000.

For many children in Austin and around the country, heading back to school means a return to terribly unhealthy school lunches fried chicken, pizza pockets, corn dogs, and desserts loaded with high-fructose corn syrup. But by emphasizing hands-on nutrition education, such as school garden projects and classroom cooking demonstrations, and by providing fresh, local fruits and vegetables in cafeterias, schools can encourage students to improve their diets.

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To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE.

Aug13

Making School Food Healthier in Buffalo, NY

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The Buffalo News has published an op-ed co-written by Nourishing the Planet director Danielle Nierenberg and communications associate Sophie Wenzlau.

The article focuses on innovative school lunch and nutrition programs in Buffalo, New York. Childhood obesity rates in the county are higher than average—15-20 percent of children aged 2 to 4 are obese, compared to a statewide rate of 10-15 percent—but a growing commitment to fresh, nutritious, and local foods, as part of the national Farm to School movement, is making kids healthier. As childhood obesity and malnutrition affect more and more of our nation’s children, communities and schools play an increasingly important role in setting healthy eating habits and lifestyles.

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Aug07

Healthier Kids: School Programs Improve Eating Patterns

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The Syracuse Post-Standard published an op-ed co-written by Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project and Sophie Wenzlau, communications associate with the Nourishing the Planet project.

The article focuses on innovative school lunch programs that are making children healthier in upstate New York. With childhood obesity and malnutrition affecting many of our nation’s children, schools play an increasingly important role in reversing this trend and reinforcing healthy eating habits. More schools nationwide need to incorporate hands-on nutrition education and provide local, nutritious and tasty food on student’s school lunch trays.

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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.

Jun07

Let Us Honor the Earth’s First Stewards

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This week an op-ed, “Let us honour the Earth’s first stewards,” co-authored by Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet, and Rebecca Adamson, President of First Peoples Worldwide was featured in Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper.

A meeting of Samburu pastoralists in Kenya. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

The article addresses the inequity in how Indigenous Peoples have been excluded from the decision making process regarding their traditional land, water, and mineral resources. Land traditionally owned by indigenous people, often officially belongs to others—former Kenyan President Moi for example—who sell the land, resulting in resource depletion and marginalization of the communities.

The article highlights work that First Peoples Worldwide and other organizations are doing to help indigenous people to maintain economic and cultural self-determination.

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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.

May09

Help save the world: Have a spleen sandwich for lunch

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Check out our latest op-ed about food waste, published in the Los Angeles Daily newspaper, one of the largest circulating newspapers in the country with a daily print circulation of 188,000.

In California, every year 6 million tons of food ends up in landfills. One reason so much food is wasted is that most Americans refuse to eat the less-appealing cuts of meat. But utilizing a variety of meat products can be a more sustainable way of cooking and eating that can ultimately reduce food waste. Many Los Angeles restaurants are now serving some of the most unusual, yet delicious dishes that highlight every part of the animal, to critical culinary acclaim.

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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.

May07

Agricultural Innovations that are Protecting the Environment

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Check out this recent article in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch highlighting Nourishing the Planet’s 15 sustainable agricultural innovations that are working to protect the environment.

The article examines the advantages of becoming a farmer—or at least to start investing in farming. The article, which cites the need for more farms to feed a growing population and the profitability of investing in sustainable farming, also recognizes the need to pursue agricultural innovations in order to protect the future of the world.

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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.

May03

New Agrarians of Akron

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Check out our latest op-ed, published in the Akron Beacon Journal, one of the largest circulating newspapers in the country with a daily print circulation of 100,000.

Cleveland has been thrust into the national spotlight because of high levels of food insecurity among residents. The city lacks grocery stores and is burdened by chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes. But just south on Interstate 77, Akron is producing food within city limits, with urban farms and local markets providing access to fresh, locally grown produce.

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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.