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.

Sutter Health
People sometimes don't realize just how much potential energy they possess. One great example concerns exercise, and the failure of gyms and health clubs to harness the energy of their patrons. As health club members use exercise machines such as... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Provisions in the United States' 2012 Farm Bill could sustain environmental stewardship going forward. Conservation practices like alternative tilling help farmers reduce topsoil erosion and improve area water quality. Farmers and advocates from the... Read More
How to solve the world's water crisis: Imagine there is a pipe from the sea discharging as much fresh water as needed. There is no visible explanation as to its source.
Businesses buy produce, dairy, and meat from the farmers' markets and local farmers to help the environment by minimizing the number of trucks importing food from other parts of the country. This video examines a farmer's market and the people that... Read More
This idea concerns a revolutionary multilayered agricultural film capable of releasing active ingredients over a limited time period. The film has been conceived and designed to encase active ingredients in the film to meet the needs of modern... Read More
World Healing Day
According to a 20 year study by Kaiser Permenente, 70 to 85% of all illness in America is caused by unmanaged stress. Our annual health costs are approaching $3 trillion per year. Mind-body practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, and qigong,... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Across the country, community farms are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason! Check out this video to learn more about a neighborhood garden in Minnesota. Do you think any of their crops will be on their Thanksgiving tables this... Read More
The average person tends to know what plastic drip tape and soaker hoses are, but what is plastic mulch? In China alone, the equivalent area of South Carolina is covered with this fossil fuel based plastic sheet mulch every year and then the plastic... Read More
UNSW Australia
How we use urban land is shaping up as one of the biggest dilemmas of the 21st Century. A booming population needs to be housed, but it also needs to be fed, and the cost of relying on imported food is already being felt.By 2050 more than twice as... Read More
I notice that leafy produce requires ponderous amounts of water to grow. I wonder, is there any way to reduce this high water usage? Perhaps if we install solar panels over the growing patches of leafy greens as a shade to reduce water evaporation,... Read More

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