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.

Dr. Stephen Carmody founded the Native Cultigen Project at Sewanee: The University of the South. (Photo courtesy Stephen Carmody)

Sewanee: University of the South
By understanding agricultural practices of those indigenous to this region, the Native Cultigen Project may be able to ignite a new wave of sustainable agriculture – one that looks to the past for solutions for the future.
Ask a Farmer: What does Food Waste Look Like for You?
Ask a Farmer: What does Food Waste Look Like for You?
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Farmers from around the world talk about what food waste — or wasted food — means in their country. At what point is the food wasted — post-harvest or post-consumer?

Photo: Kid Power DC

American University School of Communication
Urban gardening could be the next step in tackling conflicts with public health in the DMV and its food delivery system.

(Yathin S Krishnappa/Wikimedia Commons)

American University School of Communication
If the Pilgrims saw the average Thanksgiving turkey today, they might not recognize it due to selective breeding.
Join us for an inside look at The Fresh Food Factory.
Join us for an inside look at The Fresh Food Factory.
George Washington University
In this 360 video, you will learn how The Fresh Food Factory, an urban farm in Anacostia, is revolutionizing food access in DC food deserts.
American University School of Communication
Out-of-season fruits take a major toll on the environment. This winter, think about the real costs of that carton of strawberries and consider a greener solution.
Food Insecurity in America
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Food insecurity — where access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources — is a bigger problem in the U.S. than you may think. 
(Photo by Anders Lagerås/Wikimedia Commons)
American University School of Communication
Every fall, pumpkins are a major source of food waste. Here is how you can put your jack-o'-lantern to good use this Halloween.
Featured Contributor
This winter or spring break -- instead of going on school vacation -- consider how you can turn your time off into a time on for learning and serving the earth.
Profile of an Urban Gardener
Profile of an Urban Gardener
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Frank Asher owns Old City Farm and Guild in the D.C. neighborhood of Shaw, a community green space much needed in the concrete jungle of the District. 

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