food

A burger made from plants.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
The meat industry receives billions of dollars in subsidies around the world, yet is one of the most unsustainable food sources. To feed the planet, we must consider alternative places to put our dollars in hopes of food secure future.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
There's a lot to love about Trader Joe's, including their impressive food donation program, which benefits local communities of each and every store.

The responses to the Freshest Cargo truck have been really positive, said Danielle Hamilton, Education Program Manager at Fresh Approach. One of their regular visitors explains that in their hometown of Antioch, California, finding fresh produce is difficult, as “the closest decent grocery stores are over 10 miles away.” Additionally, prices, sustainable farming, and CalFresh discounts make this truck a great addition to the community. (Photos courtesy of Fresh Approach)

UC Berkeley
A California nonprofit uses an innovative, sustainable approach to combat food insecurity in the Bay Area, finding solutions by understanding the challenges communities face.
Frank Sesno & Chris Policinski at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Farmers genuinely care about doing their part to protect our planet, for all the same reasons as anyone else. While it’s a worthy sentiment, I believe it’s time to update our message to reflect the changing reality of our industry.
SUNY ESF
This is the story of Al-amin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food injustice and poverty.
Immokalee worker holding a bucket

Workers carry buckets of produce on their shoulders. (Fair Food Program)

George Washington University
Farmworkers have suffered for too long as the backbone of an agricultural system that ignores them. It's time to include them in our debates about sustainable agriculture.
State University of New York at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This podcast focuses on the barriers to Atlantic salmon restoration in New York — and the future of New York's fisheries.
SUNY ESF
Vertical farming can help provide healthier living for humans, fish, plants, and the ecosystem at large.
University of Wisconsin
Encouraging females to explore careers in planet management through farming.
University of Wisconsin
Produce is held to high aesthetic standards. Many so-called "ugly" fruits and vegetables never make it past the farm, which can result in food waste.

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