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 George Washington University
Pulses can help you and the environment stay alive, healthy and sustainable just like a heartbeat. In fact, you’ve probably eaten pulses in the past month.

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Nexus Media
Rising temperatures are turning farming into a high-wire tightrope act. In a hotter, drier, more volatile world, growers have little room to make mistakes, and agricultural know-how is quickly becoming a prized commodity.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Throwback Thursday: In preparation for next Friday's Urban Agriculture Symposium, we're highlighting this piece about DC rooftop farming company Up Top Acres. You'll see the farm director at the symposium.
The George Washington University
Prior to beginning my journey as the premier garden queen in residence of Foggy Bottom, I grew up in the metro Atlanta suburbs with a big backyard and parents who actively promoted the importance of doing chores to a child’s development.

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George Washington University
Non-profit work in food waste sheds light on the importance of finding the right motive to encourage action when communicating sustainability.
Columbia University
Francesco Fiondella, Planet Forward board member and head of communications at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, visited Kenya to learn how the community makes climate resilient choices.
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Planet Forward
Is urban agriculture the answer to feeding the world's growing cities? One panelists said we will need combination of food growing in urban and rural areas to meet food demands.

Satellite image of crops growing in Kansas. (Photo: NASA)

George Washington University
I wanted to figure out the impact food has on the world around us, and search for new ideas about how food shapes our economies, environment, health and, ultimately, survival. It’s something we experience everyday, yet is facing a growing dilemma.

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George Washington University
Food waste is a social, economic and environmental triple-threat, bearing serious impacts on the way we live.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport had a vertical garden on display, shown here in 2012. (Source: Creative Commons)

School Without Walls Senior High School
Much of the food that urbanites eat must be trucked in, frequently from great distances. Faced with this dilemma, some cities are turning to a unique solution: Vertical farming.

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