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.

energyNOW
EnergyNOW! special correspondent Josh Zepps looks at how Ecovative Design is replacing materials made from synthetics with eco-friendly packaging made from mushrooms and agricultural byproducts.
Colonial Beach High School
Oyster mushrooms have a high rate of reproduction. If the substrate is ground up finely and ideal conditions are provided the mushroom will be able to eat the substrate in just a few hours. The oyster mushroom can be eaten by humans and farm animals... Read More
Just tweaking what we do now will not work. My idea is to start over with a franchised city plan and grow the cities of the future like an organism. It is impossible for me to put what I've been working on into just one of these categories. There... Read More
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We need to plant trees to replace the landscape decimated by urban and city sprawl. Planting green trees and plants would help so much. It would stop erosion, floods, pollution. We have decimated our landscape replacing important ecosystems in plant... Read More
National Science Foundation
Research on the impact of climate change on mosquitoes has revealed that their populations will increase, as well as experience changes in geographic location and season. Paul Robbins and colleagues at the University of Arizona are studying... Read More
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
On the rooftop garden of Toronto's Evergreen Brickworks, Steven Peck, President and Founder of environmental not-for-profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities explains the benefits of rooftop urban agriculture. An online training course on the history... Read More
Planet Forward
Ecovative Design is developing packaging material that is affordable and biodegradable. The secret: fungi and agricultural waste. In this month's Nightly Business Report segment we visit Ecovative's lab and get up close and personal with the new... Read More
UNL School of Natural Resources
The small town of Petersburg, Nebraska is being revitalized by new investments in wind energy in the area. New jobs are attracting young people back to the community and garnering the support of local naysayers.
Planet Forward
Students at Gonzaga University are working on a machine that can make fuel pellets out of corn stover and animal waste as a project for the EPA's P3 research competition.
University of Mississippi
Ole Miss dining has started a green meal plan to make students more aware. They have also began a "Meatless Monday" to encourage vegetarianism.

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