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.

Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
The George Washington University
An investigation into whether or not plant-based burgers deserve all the hype.

(Photo by Keaton Smith)

Middlebury College
I traveled to farms throughout Vermont to learn about life-cycles and to discover the most effective way to confront death: action.
The George Washington University
For GWU Professor Peter LaPuma, the crises he teaches about in his environmental health classes aren't just test fodder — they're dilemmas he prepares for every day. Samantha Ross and Lizzie Stricklin spoke to Professor LaPuma to learn more.

David Weedman is the aquatic habitat program manager for the Arizona Game & Fish Department. He and his team dropped hundreds of Georgia cubes into Bartlett Lake this summer to help create habitat for fish. (Photos by Dylan Simard/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
It isn't easy being a fish in the desert in Arizona. But Arizona Game & Fish Department is trying to improve the habitat conditions for the fish in warm weather lakes.

(Greta Hardy-Mittell)

Carleton College
How the Food Recovery Network fights food waste, food insecurity, and climate change—all at once.
Arizona State University
Monarch populations have declined steeply in the past decades, but to reverse the trend, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies instituted the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, a 50-year effort to help the monarchs bounce... Read More

Marina Minic, UW-Madison junior enjoying a locally-grown apple from Madison's Late Winter Market. (Molly DeVore/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin-Madison program for beginning dairy and livestock farmers is teaching sustainable agricultural practices, which can both help students find an economic niche and benefit the environment.
Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas
Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Texas is known nationwide as being home to cotton, cattle, and oil booms. But renewable energy industries are quickly gaining popularity in the state.
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

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