Climate Change, Labor, and Transportation Under a Trump Administration

President-elect Trump’s picks for Cabinet positions suggest a stark departure from the priorities of the current administration.

How Food Prices Will Be Affected by Climate Change, an Interview with Dr. Brian Gould

According to a 2015 report from the World Food Programme (WFP), climate change presents risks to the whole food system, from production, through distribution to consumption. Since the U.S. produces 40 percent of the world’s corn, production shocks in the…

Soda Taxes Do More than Discourage Consumption

Soda taxes can do more than reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages—they can improve the health and economic wellbeing of communities, found a series of reports published by Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Promoting Soil Carbon Sequestration: An Interview with Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground is leveraging a simple concept, soil carbon sequestration, to improve agriculture and edible gardening.

10 Facts About Healthy Soil

The soil is made up of air, water, decayed plant residue, organic matter, and minerals, such as sand, silt, and clay. Increasing soil organic matter typically improves soil health, as this organic matter affects several critical soil functions. Healthy soils…

Transforming vacant buildings to urban farms—how one D.C. start-up leads the way

With a monthly yield of nearly 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), Locals Grow Smart uses urban farming to bring job training, nutrition education to residents of D.C.’s Northeast side.

From China to Uganda and Italy to Costa Rica, the world celebrates Terra Madre Day

Since 2009, Slow Food celebrates Terra Madre Day each year on December 10. The day was first celebrated in 2009, marking the 20th anniversary of the Slow Food Manifesto, an online petition. A global grassroots organization that promotes local eating,…

Your Plate Our Planet—Nobel Laureates Discuss Future of Food

Nobel Media AB and the Nobel Center Foundation is organizing the 2016 Nobel Week Dialogue on 9thDecember 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2016 edition of the Nobel Week Dialogue is entitled, Your Plate. Our Planet: The Future of Food and…

IPES-Food and Partners Working Towards a Holistic Food System Policy for European Union

Through this Common Food Policy, EU is looking towards creating synergies and collaborations among various sectoral policies, engaging and learning from the grass root level social innovations in the hopes of moving closer to food democracy.

Jamaican Researchers Win YES Competition, Proposing an Action-Oriented Irrigation Study for Small Farmers

YES Competition winners Anne-Teresa Birthwright and Shaneica Lester are going to study climate-adaptive irrigation strategies for small farmers. The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition has just concluded their YES (Young Earth Solutions) Competition, an annual opportunity for young researchers…