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.

A fisherman throws a net in the River Tista in Bangladesh

A fisherman fishes in the River Tista in Panjarbhanga, Bangladesh. (Image courtesy FAO/Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

George Washington University
Small-scale fisheries are critically important to communities around from the world, from Alaska to Senegal, but they don't receive attention on a global level.
The George Washington University
Welcome to the City of Excess! Las Vegas, Nevada has over 40 million yearly tourists… which means lots and lots of food. But what happens to the food that is cooked and never eaten or even put out on the buffet? Las Vegas hotels like Caesars... Read More

(Jack Borowiak/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
In an age when large agribusinesses run many global farming operations, it's essential to teach sustainable farming techniques to local farmers. These skills are especially vital to know with recent severe drought in many African countries. Best... Read More
The George Washington University
Scientists from the University of California have found that altering cow’s diets by adding seaweed to their feed may just be the next big solution to halt climate change.
Sustainable Dairy Farming in Wisconsin
Sustainable Dairy Farming in Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is a Wisconsin family-owned farm that is carbon negative due to their anaerobic manure digester.

Mario Arvelo, Committee on World Food Security Chair, speaks at the introductory session to kick off day one of CFS 46. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
The cool thing about traveling with people you don’t know is the opportunity to figure out who you really are, or at least who you want to be. You can realign with your beliefs and opinions about whatever is going on in the world.

The First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval (third from left), and director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, Lauren Landis (second from the right), are panelists for the session "Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability" at CFS 46. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Technology has touched every sector and aspect of humankind and the food sector is no different. The digital invasion in the agricultural industry is underway. However, these “intruders” are bringing positive changes.
A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.
SUNY ESF
As the world becomes increasingly industrialized, globalized, and warmer, small family farmers in the United States have been left behind, struggling to maintain their businesses.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Communities are fighting back against the dollar store invasion of low-income rural and urban areas. In this story, my hometown deals with new norms as food access shifts. New ideas are introduced that may help my small neighborhood relinquish their... Read More

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