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.

Many people give up on growing their own vegetables at home because pests ruin their crops. People would rather buy vegetables from the store than deal with pests eating their plants or use harsh chemicals to get rid of them. We searched for an... Read More
A host of data point to one conclusion: Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm. Read This
The George Washington University
Did you know beer could be green? Neither did we. At first when my partner and I set out to do this project, we thought our innovation was the fact that a local brewery, DC Brau, reused their waste by paying farmers to take it to their farms and... Read More
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: This week Planet Forward is taking a look at the work PISA, a GW-based group, is doing in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. The women in Nam Dinh are adapting to a changing planet and they say they learned their tricks from none other than their... Read More
The George Washington University
Vietnam is one of the 10 countries considered most vulnerable to climate change. How are the people there coping with the changes? PISA, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, visits a rice growing community to discover what adaptation... Read More
Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
By Isabella WoodsIn Nepal, some communities are already experiencing dramatic effects from climate change. Practical Action Nepal is working to support communities to work together to counter these problems.Read
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: Our rapidly increasing consumption of water is creating concerns about what the world would be like without any! One team, however, created an innovative solution to the planet's quickly disappearing water. Check it out in this week's... Read More
National Science Foundation
Counter to conventional wisdom, rural communities demonstrate that self-regulated, community-based resource management systems are effective. Successful resource management on a small scale provides a model for policymakers to apply to resource... Read More
Elon University
I still have a lot of footage to look through from my trip to the Finca. I was a part of their volunteer program for three weeks, and there wasn't a meal that was not absolutely delicious. More Finca to come!

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