Food

Eat better, smarter. Grow cleaner, more sustainable food. Great bumper stickers, but how do you do it? PF members offer their solutions on how use science and good practice to feed ourselves more sustainably.

Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
Miriam's Kitchen is changing soup kitchen culture.
The George Washington University
Soup Kitchens traditionally just feed their guests, but Miriam's Kitchen has taken significant steps in helping the homeless beyond just food.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre closes the gap of food accessibility through free healthy cooking classes.
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize farming.
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize farming.
George Washington University
The Leafy Green Machine could revolutionize the future of farming.

(Kelly Fagan)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
I want you all to imagine a world where tall smokestacks didn’t fill the sky with gray clouds of pollution, where forests weren’t clear cut for food and turned into wasteland, where animals as well as their habitats were not objectified, tortured... Read More
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
SUNY ESF
My personal story of how gardening shaped and inspired me as a person, and why I believe it is a fundamental human right to have access to a garden.
How sustainable living can mitigate food waste
How sustainable living can mitigate food waste
The George Washington University
Food waste is a huge problem, socially and environmentally. George Washington University has a creative solution.

Texas oil and agricultural fields taken by the Landsat 8 satellite. (Image courtesy U.S. Geological Survey)

Northwestern University
Researchers at the AAAS conference in Boston stress the need for accurate agricultural data and satellite imaging in the fight for food security around the world.

Human umbilical vein endothelial cells. (The Journal of Cell Biology/Flickr)

Northwestern University
Biological engineers are using stem cells to study the way cells interact and form unique structures on their own, hoping to one day utilize the biotechnology to create machine-like "hyper organs" and cell-based implants.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Is agriculture inherently exploitative and destructive, or can we learn a new way from the traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous cultures?
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Agricultural management can destroy wildlife habitat, but ecological agriculture, like that practiced by indigenous peoples around the world, can provide both people and wildlife with the resources they need.

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