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.

George Washington University
Overpopulation has huge environmental implications, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, and increased fossil fuel emissions. One solution may be a new, experimental birth control patch.
SUNY ESF
What's the real environmental cost of the beer you drink?
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Scientific uncertainty hindering local farmers who are trying to turn bombs to beets while fighting for food sovereignty in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 
From today, eat locally
From today, eat locally
George Washington University
As the rapid growth of population, food insecurity becomes a prioritized issue which can affect everyone on the Earth. The best way to achieve food sustainability is to eat local food. Watch this video to see why and how you should eat locally!
The George Washington University
Why do we need to buy a cucumber that is wrapped in cling wrap, when it is already wrapped by nature?
SUNY-ESF
This podcast explores our food consciousness by introducing small, mental changes to cherish the food in our lives through the use of science and poetry.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
A solution to the negative environmental impacts of shipping food around the world, such as carbon emissions, is to eat food naturally grown in a closer proximity to where you live.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Despite the devastating impacts of colonization, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians have persevered in restoring their ecosystem and culture. Learn how the Kashia have lived in and managed the Sonoma County coastal environment for centuries.
compost bins

Two compost bins side-by-side. The bin on the left contains broken down organic material, while the one on the right contains fresh food scraps that have yet to break down. (David Silver/Flickr)

George Washington University
Urban composting programs have been popping up nationwide, and Common Good City Farm offers the DC area to have one of its own.

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