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Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Earth Day: Promoting Urban Revitalization and Green Cities

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

April 22nd is Earth Day -- an annual celebration of the planet's biodiversity and an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world...

World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Modern irrigation practices can help improve crop productivity and yields. Unfortunately, irrigation is also the source of excessive water depletion from aquifers, erosion and soil degradation.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Making Food and Agriculture Attractive to Youth

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Taste
Danielle Nierenberg

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to an amazing group of 12 to 14 year old adolescents--these kids are Montessori school students who came together to talk about ways to make the food system more just and environmentally sustainable.

Nourishing The Planet, All 7 Billion Of Us

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Growing indigenous crops empowers the people who need it most. The foods that best sustain the planet, with the highest yield and the lowest carbon footprint are the same foods that best sustain us -- vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds -- your plant-based diet greatest hits.

Celebrating 'Eating Planet-Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet'

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nierenberg

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet. Today, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and the Worldwatch Institute...

Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet

Guido Barilla | Posted 12.25.2011 | Food
Guido Barilla

If we cannot shift our food production industry to a more sustainable model, our food production will simply not be able to keep up with the nutritional demands of our growing population.

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste.