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.

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The Sustainable Solar Sanitation Project is a collaboration of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Emory University Center for Global Safe Water, and Sumaj Huasi, a Bolivian non-profit organization. This team is working to address the issue of... Read More
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Step-less transmission systems that can be incorporated into existing tractors and harvesters, eliminating the need for gears and gear boxes in the power train. A simple arrangement of two variable diameter pulleys connected by one angular contact... Read More
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Arjun is an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University Chennai. His idea could revolutionize tractors, windmills and water pumps--any device that requires an engine. Watch>>
Molly Jones Gray is working hard to make sure that her toddler Paxton has a safe and healthy home. This Seattle mother and her husband Zack are keenly aware of what's in the food, toys and cleaning products in their home. "You can't tell a baby what... Read More
Novozymes
Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes of North America, caught up with Planet Forward at the Washington Auto Show to talk about their plan for developing a way to use agricultural waste for fuel. And how efficient is it? Well watch and find out.
Planet Forward
Your viability ratings helped up select 22 nominees, then your votes determined the top three online vote getters. These three pieces made the cut and will be on our April PBS prime time special. Check them out...
Ethanol’s gotten a bit of a bad rap here in the States of late, largely due to the billions of dollars of federal subsidies that are paid to the oil companies each year to blend this renewable domestic fuel into our gasoline. There's been plenty of... Read More
According to a new report from Oxfam, the deadly combination of our broken food system and climate change are now reversing decades of progress in the fight against global hunger. Millions of people will go hungry unless we radically transform the... Read More
Bob wants even marginal land to be productive, growing energy crops for advanced, sustainable biofuels. He wants food processors to get added value for their residues and waste. He wants to solve a logistics problem. Biomass is expensive to... Read More
Algae Competition objectives are to create an open source collaboratory that expands and shares a vision for algae in our future with design ideas for algae production landscapes, sustainable and affordable algae production systems (APS) for food,... Read More

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