In Case You Missed It: This Week in Review

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This week, we turn our focus to the critical contribution youth are making to agriculture worldwide. From farm-to-school networks to agriculturally focused cartoons, young people have created innovative projects in sustainable agriculture that deserve recognition. Check out our list of “25 Youth Making Agriculture Cool,” which includes Rowen Jin of World Water Relief, Alex Zizinga of The Community Livelihood Project, and Andrea Northrup of Washington, D.C.’s Farm to School Network.

Photo Credit: Bernard Pollack

We also highlight a recent study published in Science magazine about the fading taste of tomatoes. The study finds that cosmetic breeding has altered the genetic expression of tomatoes grown within the industrial food production system, both decreasing their natural sugar content and making them less tasty. Read more about the study here. But alternatives to industrial agriculture are thriving around the world. In August, Toronto hosted an Urban Agriculture Summit, which produced the world’s first declaration for integrating food production into the urban environment: the Toronto Declaration. And in China, ancient Indigenous livestock breeds like the Taihu pig are still raised for their delicious meat and their exceptional resistance to disease, heat, or other hazards.

Further highlights from the past week:

The Feast, an organization that fosters social innovation for a better future, held a Worldwide Dinner Party for Good this past Friday, as part of its first-ever Social Innovation Week. Read more about The Feast and its initiatives here.

Nourishing the Planet was featured in La Repubblica, one of Italy’s leading national daily newspapers. The article discusses our recent Vital Signs Online report about global grain production.

Now it’s your turn: What were your favorite posts from the week? What do you hope we’ll write about next week? Let us know in the comments!

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

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