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Training the Next Generation of Food System Innovators

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

In August 2015, 25 students from 17 different countries spent two weeks on an organic farm in Switzerland, discussing the question of how to feed the world and how to do it without harming human health, the environment or people's communities.

Consumers Want Food Companies To Pull Back The Curtain

Charlie Arnot | Posted 11.19.2015 | Taste
Charlie Arnot

Most consumers have no direct link to agriculture and food production, unlike past generations. As a result, food producers must commit to communicating the ethical foundation of their work.

Honey and Bunny: From Architecture to Food Design

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 11.01.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

How can food designers introduce new behaviors to consumers? How can they move from ideas and projects to actual production?

Joost Bakker on Urban Farming, Food and festival21

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.23.2015 | Green
Alessandro Demaio

As the 'Western diet' continues to spread worldwide and diverging movements of 'fast' and 'slow' food become ever more polarised - with enormous health and environmental consequences - I sit down with friend and colleague Joost Bakker to talk all things food, farming and future.

Food Design in the Southern Hemisphere

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.05.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

A whole informal economy is built around the basic necessity of food, reacting to and taking advantage of the interstitial spaces where the government control and order are absent or weak.

Idaho's Anti-Whistleblower Ag Gag Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 08.04.2015 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

The agriculture industry is not known for its transparency. But increasingly routine undercover investigations showing mistreatment of animals have inspired more public interest in how these operations run and what's really happening behind the barn doors.

This One Issue Could Help Pull The Country Together, According To Congressman Tim Ryan

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

While there seems to be little room for bipartisan issues in the current congressional climate, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) believes that transforming the...

Lincoln, Food, and the Freedom to Know

Tim O'Shea | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Tim O'Shea

The fish and seafood business is tough. The practices and the general attitudes of many in our commercial seafood sector make it tougher than it needs to be.

Wasted Opportunities: Food Waste Problems And Solutions

Damon Cory-Watson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Damon Cory-Watson

Wasting food is a choice. By understanding the inefficiencies in our food system and by looking for ways to improve them, we can change our behavior and prevent wasted food.

Race In The Food System

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 02.18.2015 | New York
Heritage Radio Network

We need to take a hard look at what is causing this income disparity. Is it prejudice? Is it lack of economic or educational opportunities? Is the system corrupt, and if so, where? And what questions need to be asked to change that?

Food Justice for Babies

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Where babies live largely influences what babies eat. Barriers to fresh food means barriers to first food. This matters because what we eat as infants and toddlers sets the stage for later health outcomes, including heart disease, obesity and cancer.

You Need to Know: What Colony Collapse Means for Our Food Supply

Eve Turow | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

The ultimate who-done-it of our time is not a scandalous political act or John Grisham plot line, but the story of honey bees.

These 10 Young People Are Changing The Food System In Huge Ways

EcoWatch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, many incredibly inspiring projects...

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...

You Need to Know: How Climate Change Affects The Food System

Eve Turow | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

Some smallholder farms are already practicing innovative farming techniques like growing indigenous plants that protect natural resources like water, and improve the density of nutrients in crops.

You Need to Know: All About Fish Fraud

Eve Turow | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home
Eve Turow

From 2010 to 2012, Oceana tested more than 1,200 seafood samples to examine fraudulent labeling. After completing DNA analyses, they found that one-third of fish samples were mislabeled.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Demand for Food Never Higher in West Michigan

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

This is the classic dilemma of American poverty: Without a job, a client has to turn to food pantries and public assistance; when she finds a job, she loses her public assistance and sometimes winds up with less than she had before.

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 1)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Jennifer Schwab

Human intervention in growing food crops is really part of our history. For hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, we have modified and improved crop varieties to meet our ever-evolving tastes and needs.

Fast Food, Reimagined

Will Allen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Taste
Will Allen

Nothing about our current food system is inevitable. Fast-food companies have the opportunity to shake their bad reputation if they think anew. Our young black men and women are suffering from a health crisis, and fast-food chains have a responsibility not to profit off of their misfortune.

'Generally' Recognized as Safe Food Additives May Not Be So Safe

Alison Brown, M.S. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Brown, M.S.

Drawing parallels to the U.S. judicial system, the FDA operates on the premise that the chemicals in our food are "innocent until proven guilty," but in fact don't even carry out an objective and unbiased trial.

Weighing In: Assessing the Heaviness of Obesity

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Fabio Parasecoli

Julie Guthman's position is clear: She does not deny that many American citizens are getting bigger, but wants to tease out the factors behind obesity that for political, economic and cultural reasons are often underestimated or outright ignored.

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

From Growing Profit to Growing Food: Challenging Corporate Rule

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Just outside of the small town of Maumelle, Arkansas sits your run-of-the-mill American strip mall. And as in so many other box store hubs, a Walmart dominates the landscape. But something is a shade different about this one; its big, looming letters are not the standard blue.

Windows 8 'Social Good' Contest Helps Startup Change Local Food Systems

Startup Weekend | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

NetSquared, an initiative which aids individuals and communities in using web-based tools, recently hosted their first ever "Social Good Contest" for apps developed for Windows 8. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest "encourages developers to make a difference in the world through the power of technology."