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.

(International Rice Research Institute)

UW-Madison
Opposition to golden rice has prevented a potential cure for a vitamin A deficiency from reaching millions of people who need it most.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I am both a cook and food science student. I am interested in studying the difference between home cooking and food processing in food industry. I made this video just because I found it very hard to cook potato chips at my home. I just wonder how... Read More
The George Washington University
Learn about food waste while discovering ways to combat it in the D.C. community.
la lucha por El Oro
la lucha por El Oro
The George Washington University
I traveled to Huaquillas, Ecuador to create a documentary on how the shrimp industry is impacting the environment and livelihood of the local community.

My mother and me before her accident.

George Washington University
The true story of my mother's heroism, her tragic bond to Bhopal, and how she taught me to grow (up) organically.
Grafitti Earth dining

Jehangir Mehta proves sustainable dining can be chic in the heart of Manhattan by pioneering zero waste restaurant practices and sustainable sourcing. (Photos courtesy of Graffiti Earth)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
Jehangir Mehta proves sustainable dining can be chic in the heart of Manhattan by pioneering zero waste restaurant practices and sustainable sourcing. 
Farmers market donation jar

A donation jar placed on a book table at the weekly Oxford Community Farmers Market.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
One farmers market in Oxford, Mississippi, has re-established themselves as a community center in an effort to battle food insecurity. 
Sustainability labels

Could produce and packaged food be labeled with carbon data in the future? (Katherine Baker/Columbia University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
The food system emits up to one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions and many consumers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Sustainability labeling may be part of the solution.

Farmer Roric Paulman talks with students about the challenges facing the aquifer, about 90 feet beneath their feet. (Planet Forward staff)

University of Missouri
In the face of a changing climate, the agriculture industry is increasingly figuring out how to produce more and use less.
McPheeters family
George Washington University
The popular imagination may think of agriculture as Mom and Dad with a pitchfork, but today’s Nebraskan corn farm is probably the furthest thing from the average arm-chair-futurist’s daydreams of farming reality.

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