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Food Production

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

Want a Better Food System? Then Get Your Hands Dirty

Zester Daily | Posted 11.16.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Be curious. Ask thoughtful questions and search for meaningful answers.

Supermarket Superstar: Food Business and Reality TV

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Fabio Parasecoli

The show allows the audience a glimpse of the brutality of the food business, beyond the romanticism that often surrounds the sector. Beyon that, however, anybody working in the food business would understand the shows lives in the realm of fantasy.

We're All in This Together

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

I've always known that we'd never save the cheetah without addressing the real needs of the human communities that live alongside it. It's now becoming clear that the same tactics that we've been using to save cheetahs might also possibly save the world.

What China Should Learn From America's Hot Dogs

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

The industrialization of the American meat system has inarguably resulted in cheap hot dogs. But at what price? China should think hard about the consequences that will likely flow from adopting the U.S. factory farming model.

How to Meet the World's Food Needs in 2030

David Donnan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
David Donnan

For global food companies, there's a chance to make a positive commercial and social impact over the next ten years while adjusting to the "new normal" in the food industry. What innovations might we see from the food industry?

You and Your Terrifying Orange Juice

Mark Morford | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Mark Morford

Few humans on earth fully grasp the scale and scope of America's dystopian industrial food production systems anymore, much less how those mega-systems are bleeding over to the rest of the world and changing not only what and how we eat, but how we think about food.

Birds Eye's Bull's-eye

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Edward Flattau

Three square feet of growing space is estimated to produce 180 pounds of fresh vegetables a year, and researchers at Columbia University concluded a 30-story building could theoretically provide enough produce for 50,000 people.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.

To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Unorthodox Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

The Nature Conservancy works with unlikely allies to create economically and environmentally sustainable solutions. Brian Stranko, our north and central coast regional director, explains how we develop creative approaches to complex problems to get the job done.

Best Day of the Year

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

It was Year 2 of the Best Day of the Year -- the one spent going to the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine -- and it was this past weekend.

Uniting To End Hunger On The Olympic Stage

Anja Tranovich | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Anja Tranovich

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics. Each year, the avera...

The Perfect Drought

Robert Walker | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Six weeks ago, there was hardly a mention of drought in the Midwest. Four weeks ago, after record heat scorched crops, weather experts were talking about the worst drought in 24 years. Now, they're talking about the worst drought in over 50 years.

Water Enough for All?

Carl Safina | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Green Revolution was accomplished largely by doubling the amount of irrigated land. Hundreds of millions of wells now reach into the earth like straws in a thick drink on a hot day. But as with many things, we're taking more water than we're getting.

Food and Environment Smorgasbord

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Las Vegas, but what is sprayed on industrial farms does not necessarily stay on those industrial farms.

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.

Can Fast Food Be 'Real' Food? An Interview With Burger King

Anna Brones | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Being someone who, for the most part, strictly abstains from fast food, I was interested to see what someone who plans the menu of a nationwide chain had to say about the process behind what they serve.

Give a Wo(man) a Fish... Or a Farm... Or Both

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

As it was explained to us, there are three root causes that lay at the core of malnutrition in the area: a lack of jobs, a lack of education, and lastly, environmental degradation.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

Misuse of Food and Climate Data at Forbes

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The heart of Patrick Michaels' Forbes piece seems to be that climate change will be good for food production, not bad. This is in contradiction to actual science on food and agriculture.

A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat, but the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women.