Innovation for Sustainability

College Students Recycle Waste into Sustainable Fertilizer for Rural Farmers

Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.

12 Organizations Creating Food Products From Upcycled Food Waste

With 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food being wasted globally, these 12 organizations are working to use food waste to create new food products.

Australia Aims to Save Honeybees from A Deadly Mite

The threat of a deadly mite is motivating Australia to protect its honey bees using new innovative technology.

New on the Podcast: Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine, discusses his new book Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It.

Author of Perilous Bounty, Tom Philpott, discusses the problems with the current state of U.S. agriculture and solutions for a resilient future.

A South Indian Researcher is on a Quest to Find Forgotten Foods

A local South Indian researcher is highlighting forgotten foods of the region’s past and reintroducing them to the world.

Leaders from EU and U.S. Debate Farm to Fork Strategy and Future of Global Trade

According to EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, the pandemic underscores the critical need for a more sustainable, self-reliant European food system, which the new Farm to Fork Strategy is designed to achieve.

New on the Podcast: Barton Seaver on Sustainable Seafood and Dennis Bagneris on Liberty’s Kitchen in New Orleans, LA

Barton Seaver discusses seafood literacy. Dennis Bagneris discusses Liberty’s Kitchen in New Orleans, LA

15 Inspiring Quotes and Questions to Guide the Food System Forward 

What does the future of the food system look like? How do we get there? These questions and quotes from food system leaders help shine a light on the road ahead for farmers, advocates, journalists, chefs, agricultural workers, business owners, grocery store employees, scientists, entrepreneurs, and eaters.

New Tool Enables Decision Makers to See What Works in their Food Systems

The Food Systems Dashboard, created by Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World, GAIN, and FAO, offers a comprehensive view of over 230 countries’ food systems.

New on the Podcast: James Rogers and Lauren Baker on Turning Big Ideas into Food System Realities

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with Lauren Baker, the director of programs for the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, about how to account for the true costs of food production. Then, Apeel Sciences CEO James Rogers discusses food waste reduction.