food security

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.
Bees maintain harmony between elephants and farmers.

Crop-raiding by migrating African elephants is a pressing issue for many farmers who border protected land. Bees provide an simple, ecologically friendly way to maintain harmony between elephant migrations and the farmers' livelihoods. (Hailey Smalley/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Farmers in East Africa are using bees to deter crop raiding elephants and increase food security in the area.

Texas oil and agricultural fields taken by the Landsat 8 satellite. (Image courtesy U.S. Geological Survey)

Northwestern University
Researchers at the AAAS conference in Boston stress the need for accurate agricultural data and satellite imaging in the fight for food security around the world.

Guests attended Dinner 2040 to discuss food security and sustainability. (Anya Magnuson/ASU News Now)

Arizona State University
Dinner 2040 seeks to explore the “future of food,” integrating sustainable practices into food production and distribution all while respecting health, culture and ecological integrity.
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Explore the GW apiary with me and learn about how student researchers are providing a voice for some of our most valuable food suppliers. 

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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.
Planet Forward
Here are the top 10 things we heard at the Feeding The Planet Summit.
What responsiblities do journalists have when covering food?
What responsiblities do journalists have when covering food?
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
How do we communicate climate change and the challenges it poses for agriculture? At our last 2014 salon, we identified key communication solutions for telling the story of food, and got in touch with the top journalists and experts in the field. We... Read More
GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Media consumers are not getting a balanced diet of food news. That was among the conclusions of a fascinating conversation among leading journalists and food experts convened by Planet Forward, the George Washington University-based consortium of... Read More
The George Washington University
Ramen is a go-to for the cash poor college student, but for some struggling families it is the only option available.

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