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.

Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
People choose not to compost for a variety of reasons, however we have tried to rebut all the major arguments against composting to show you how easy and impactful composting is.
Razorback sucker fish held by a biologist

Razorback suckers are endemic to the Colorado River Basin and have been listed as endangered since 1991. Thanks to an intensive breeding and stocking program, numbers of the fish have increased in parts of the river and its tributaries. (Photo by Luke Runyon/KUNC)

Arizona State University
Fish in the Colorado River are a product of harsh conditions. But human interference in the rivers they call home has pushed a few to the edge of extinction. Luke Runyon of KUNC reports.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
As the nation finds itself recovering from yet another record-setting and devastating hurricane, NET’s “On the Table” looks at how farmers and ranchers receive federal disaster relief.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
Next in our Stories of Alaska series: Learn about how climate change and overfishing are threatening marine species. But Alaska sets a prime example of how to maintain a sustainable fish supply.
Planet Forward Podcast
Insects have been part of human diets around the world for centuries — but not in the U.S. Is it time for Americans to consider eating insects to save the planet?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
In partnership with SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), today we launch the first-ever Planet Forward Podcast with our host, Zack Smith.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
In Episode 5 of NET's “On the Table,” we grapple with the shift toward polarization in American politics. Today’s political landscape is marked by partisan ideology and the farm bill is no exception.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
Sales of organic food have been growing fast and show no signs of slowing down. But what do consumers think they’re buying? In Episode 4 of NET’s “On The Table,” we look at what "organic" means.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
In Episode 3 of NET’s “On the Table,” NPR’s Dan Charles introduces us to a group of farmers with their noses in the dirt and explains why food companies could soon start labeling their products as soil friendly.

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