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.

UCS
Trees and shrubs help combat global warming by storing carbon and reducing energy use. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place Nature Center in Chicago to see these benefits in action in an urban neighborhood.
Clark Strategic Partners
Dr. Woodrow Clark II, a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer and advisor specializing in sustainable communities. In December 2007, Dr. Clark was a co-recipient of the Nobel... Read More
The George Washington University
This week, our WEBISODE focuses on “GreenStreets,” a project from Drexel University Professor and NSF funded scientist, Franco Montalto. Got storm water? He's working on a solution!
The Centers for Disease Control says 93% of us have Bisphenol-A in our bodies. From the linings of food and soda cans to eyeglasses, water bottles and dental sealants, billions of pounds of this petroleum-based chemical are used to strengthen... Read More
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

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