Agriculture

Diagnosis: Diabetes. Prescription: Vegetables.
Diagnosis: Diabetes. Prescription: Vegetables.
The George Washington University
The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program is an innovative way of treating diet related illnesses that empowers farmers, doctors and people to eat healthier and adopt a lifestyle change that treats the illness at its core.

Personal Food Computer (PFC) v2.0 alpha (2016). (Photo courtesy of Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT Media Lab)

SUNY ESF
MIT’s Open Agriculture Initiative is drawing on the very societal changes that have distanced average citizens from traditional agriculture to close the gap in knowledge and control what we eat.
The Underdog Film
I find myself about to spend a month with a 65-year-old dairy farmer — and 24 dogs — in a truck, driving from Vermont to Alaska. It's funny how things come full circle.
Kansas State University
A lecture covering global food production emphasizes the importance of intensification for sustainable agriculture around the world.
Bates College
It’s commonly said that dogs are man’s best friend. However, some jobs done by dogs are a bit more unusual — including the way the Maryland Department of Agriculture is putting their heightened sense of smell to work.

(Tulane Public Relations/Wikimedia Commons)

American University School of Communication
Square Roots is bringing indoor farming to a city center near you. Learn how this project is bridging gaps in the food system and how you can join its team.

Dr. Stephen Carmody founded the Native Cultigen Project at Sewanee: The University of the South. (Photo courtesy Stephen Carmody)

Sewanee: University of the South
By understanding agricultural practices of those indigenous to this region, the Native Cultigen Project may be able to ignite a new wave of sustainable agriculture – one that looks to the past for solutions for the future.

Photo: Kid Power DC

American University School of Communication
Urban gardening could be the next step in tackling conflicts with public health in the DMV and its food delivery system.

(Yathin S Krishnappa/Wikimedia Commons)

American University School of Communication
If the Pilgrims saw the average Thanksgiving turkey today, they might not recognize it due to selective breeding.
American University School of Communication
Out-of-season fruits take a major toll on the environment. This winter, think about the real costs of that carton of strawberries and consider a greener solution.

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