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.

The George Washington University
Vietnam is one of the 10 countries considered most vulnerable to climate change. How are the people there coping with the changes? PISA, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, visits a rice growing community to discover what adaptation... Read More
Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
By Isabella WoodsIn Nepal, some communities are already experiencing dramatic effects from climate change. Practical Action Nepal is working to support communities to work together to counter these problems.Read
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: Our rapidly increasing consumption of water is creating concerns about what the world would be like without any! One team, however, created an innovative solution to the planet's quickly disappearing water. Check it out in this week's... Read More
National Science Foundation
Counter to conventional wisdom, rural communities demonstrate that self-regulated, community-based resource management systems are effective. Successful resource management on a small scale provides a model for policymakers to apply to resource... Read More
Elon University
I still have a lot of footage to look through from my trip to the Finca. I was a part of their volunteer program for three weeks, and there wasn't a meal that was not absolutely delicious. More Finca to come!
We are exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day in household items that you might not expect to be potentially harmful, including non-stick cookware, plastic bags and bottles, and cleaning products. Under regulations that currently exist,... Read More
If each community is self-sufficient in one staple - oil (e.g. avocado, macadamia, olive, canola, non-pungent mustard), sweetener (sugar cane, beet sugar, honey, pear concentrate, grape concentrate etc), some kind of starch or carbohydrate (e.g.
Young University of Michigan engineers take technology to the remote and needy. Michigan Engineering M-HEAL student team travels to Guatemala to meet with doctors and nurses in rural areas and gather information for a remote stethoscope project they... Read More
On Yellowstone’s northern range, it’s easy to see why bison leave the national park in search of greener pastures during severe winters. Some bison even use the park highway to escape to lower elevations as they search for food. But, as they cross... Read More

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