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.

Unless we change our water consumption and systems of disposal and use, we are drinking from a 'sanitary sewer' which inevitably contributes to DNA changes and sicknesses in people, animals, plants . . . the entire environment. 'Upstream to... Read More
IFFC LLC
I have invented a way to lower to cost of installing the wiring for intelligent irrigation systems. Currently, the wire pair is run separately from the plastic irrigation pipe. I propose to embed the wire pair in the plastic pipe. This should lower... Read More
All around you see farmlands up for sale. What one usually will see are warehouse buildings taking their places. Why do you need to see a giant square building? It is not usually an amazing looking building. Just a big rectangle. So why not build... Read More
Clarkson University
According to these students at Clarkson University in New York state, unless you are located on the coast of California, it is nearly impossible to grow food year-round. They say they’ve created a unique greenhouse system that allows for year-round... Read More
These sisters from Lincoln, Nebraska hope to take their family farm completely off the grid. By installing solar panels and wind turbines, they want to create a self-sustaining farm that uses less electricity so they reduce their environmental... Read More
National Science Foundation
Climate trends in the northeastern U.S. show that in the past 40 years, winter has lost seven days every decade and the growing season has expanded by nearly four days each decade. Researchers are figuring out how these changes will impact farmers,... Read More
Many people give up on growing their own vegetables at home because pests ruin their crops. People would rather buy vegetables from the store than deal with pests eating their plants or use harsh chemicals to get rid of them. We searched for an... Read More
A host of data point to one conclusion: Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm. Read This
The George Washington University
Did you know beer could be green? Neither did we. At first when my partner and I set out to do this project, we thought our innovation was the fact that a local brewery, DC Brau, reused their waste by paying farmers to take it to their farms and... Read More
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: This week Planet Forward is taking a look at the work PISA, a GW-based group, is doing in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. The women in Nam Dinh are adapting to a changing planet and they say they learned their tricks from none other than their... Read More

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