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.

Loyola University Chicago
For my love of Nutella and the environment, I take a close look at one of the hazelnut spread's main ingredients: palm oil. Here's what I learned about it — and what companies are doing to reduce the environmental impact.
Frank Sesno & Chris Policinski at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Farmers genuinely care about doing their part to protect our planet, for all the same reasons as anyone else. While it’s a worthy sentiment, I believe it’s time to update our message to reflect the changing reality of our industry.
Leafy Green Machine greens

The Leafy Green Machine is optimized for the growth of a wide variety of lettuces, herbs and hearty greens. (Photo courtesy Freight Farms)

Georgetown University
The triple bottom line solution to our food system.
Traffic congestion and air pollution
George Washington University
Traffic congestion in urban cities have contributed a significant portion of greenhouse gases like CO2 to air pollution and that has direct correlation to an increase of health effects, especially asthma in children.
George Washington University
An overview on the impact of disposable, single-use plastic menstrual products on the environment and women's bodies, and ideas for products women should be using instead.
George Washington University
This project tells the story of Belize’s problem jaguars, and how methods of dealing with the jaguars have evolved over time.
Female Black Soldier Fly deposits her eggs in cardboard. Photo by Gee W., 2013.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Undergraduate student Chris Hornsby ('19) studies black soldier fly larvae as a possible means of closed-loop waste processing and livestock feeding at Sewanee's University Farm.
SUNY ESF
This is the story of Al-amin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food injustice and poverty.
Immokalee worker holding a bucket

Workers carry buckets of produce on their shoulders. (Fair Food Program)

George Washington University
Farmworkers have suffered for too long as the backbone of an agricultural system that ignores them. It's time to include them in our debates about sustainable agriculture.
George Washington University
"The 92 Percent" aims to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change on children's health, highlight the important work pediatricians and parents are doing in this space, and inspire action to create a healthier world for future... Read More

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