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Food Sustainability

The Healthy Food Transition

Jonathan Lash | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Include students in decision-making. Encourage them to question food production and supply systems, and to envision solutions. Challenge them -- and just as importantly, invite them to challenge you -- to think in new and forward-looking ways.

Are Burgers Really Destroying the Planet? Kip Andersen Thinks So

Chris Sosa | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Chris Sosa

What if environmentalists are ignoring the largest contributing factor to global climate change? It's a provocative question sure to offend the sensibilities of those who view themselves as staunch defenders of the planet.

Why Chef Dan Barber Thinks 'Farm-to-Table' Isn't Good Enough

CP | Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste

NEW YORK, N.Y. - At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention...

Sorry –- No Meat for You!

Jeff N. Simmons | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home
Jeff N. Simmons

Instead of telling people in the developing world, "Sorry, no meat for you," I propose a more hopeful strategy. I propose offering them a choice.

Why Sun Belters Should Resist the Winter Weather Gloat

Diana Liverman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Diana Liverman

We may gloat about sunny days, but would we about our food supply? Half of U.S. food products are imported from other countries, and most states produce less than 10 percent of the food they consume.

Jungle Beat: Making Strides Toward Sustainability

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

You might think it would be easy to return the. U.S. to a more sustainable way of life. After all, it's simple to plant a garden, raise some chickens and supplement your family's diet right in your own back yard. But it goes much deeper than that.

Will Feds Bankrupt Small Farms With Food Safety Rules?

Jim Slama | Posted 11.07.2013 | Home
Jim Slama

To grow the supply, we need federal policies and programs that support, not hinder, existing and new farmers in their efforts to grow more fruits and vegetables for local markets.

Jungle Beat: Free Plants and Veggies in Hilo

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

They proudly announce on their sign that "U.S. dollars are not accepted." Instead, all the items are free, and they accept donations of produce, compost, or even some seeds -- whatever folks might have in abundance that day.

Food Sustainability With Justin Yu

Gwen Edwards | Posted 12.21.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Did you know that pastrami comes from only about a five-pound cut of an entire cow? It's time to think about where meat comes from. It's time to decrease waste. It's time that all of us, not just chefs, make those tough food choices everyday.

Food Is The New Black

Alison Cayne | Posted 12.21.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

If food really is #trending, then we can use this as an opportunity to get serious about demanding better policies from our representatives. We can ride the momentum of the "foodie" wave and genuinely connect with the sources of our sustenance.

Consuming Appetites

Mitchell Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Mitchell Davis

The importance we place on wanting, our sense of entitlement to consume, is a feature of American culture and identity that we often take for granted. We think of it as natural, that we have a right to want what we want and to achieve it. This poses a challenge to the concept of sustainability.

Vermicomposting: "Lowly" Worms and School Lunch

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

My students often remark on a 'weird' smell that comes from our vermicomposting bin in the classroom. A slightly "earthy" smell is produced as the worms break down fruits, vegetables, and starches into fertilizer that contains readily available phosphorous.

Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain -- Food Sovereignty

Beverly Bell | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

From community gardens to just global policy, a national and global movement is growing to reclaim food, land, and agricultural systems from agribusiness and put them back in the hands of citizens.

Recipes for Health, Nutrition and Sustainability

Eric Kessler | Posted 12.23.2012 | Home
Eric Kessler

Providing Americans with truly healthy meals will require us to re-create a culinary culture in America. We must nurture who grows our food, develop better access to nutritious foods and be more diligent about leading healthy lifestyles.

Eating Planet: An Interview With Marion Nestle

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

There are two ways in which policy can prevent health issues: through changing the food environment or through changing personal behavior.

Sustainable Seafood: The Latest Wave or Just a Ripple?

Michelle Poveda | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michelle Poveda

Farm-to-table, organic, locally sourced, and now sustainable! It seems everyone is jumping on the healthy, support-mother-earth-train; and by trend standards, this is a pretty good one.

James Beard Foundation To Livestream Sustainable Food Conference

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

On October 12 and October 13, 2011, the James Beard Foundation will livestream its second annual food conference, Sustainability on the Table: How Mon...

Just Food's Let Us Eat Local: Where Sustainability And Good Food Are Stars

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

What's so inspiring about combining a love for food with a passion for the environment is that you can see, feel and taste your values -- you can put your money where your mouth is.