Op-Ed

Op-Ed: The 2021 Food Systems Summit Has Started on the Wrong Foot – But it Could Still Be Transformational

The opaque process leading up to the Food Systems Summit has fueled concerns that it will in fact ignore the growing consensus on how to fix food systems, and ignore those who are already fixing them,” write Olivier De Schutter and Olivia Yambi, co-chairs of IPES-Food.

Opinion | The University of Maryland’s Cool Food Pledge

The University of Maryland pledges to reduce 25 percent of food-based greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, adding curriculum on campus.

Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body

How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.

Opinion | There’s a Solution to the Fight Over Clean Water—and Trump’s Rule Isn’t It

The debate over clean water protections is missing an obvious answer that lies in the way we grow our food, says Jeff Moyer, CEO of Rodale Institute.

Opinion | Making Coffee Sustainable

Coffee is facing a sustainability crisis. A Global Coffee Fund would help, say Jeff Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes, Columbia University.

Opinion | California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget that proposes US$80 million for school food programs serving more than 3.5 million children in the state.

Opinion | A Food Support System for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

A food support system for Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, beginning with local farmers who grow fruits and vegetables to the local kitchens that cook and serve them, is critical and is bringing hope to Venezuelan families during this refugee crisis.

Opinion | Indigenous Foodways

It is time for all of us to find ways to raise indigenous voices and confront issues of food sovereignty, says Kathleen Merrigan, ASU Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Every Seed Has a Story

Women are playing a huge role in saving seeds around the world: and in turn, the seeds are playing critical roles in their health, culture, and resilience.

Opinion | How An Innovative Grain CSA Encourages Sustainable Food Systems

An innovative model of Community Supported Agriculture tackles the challenges of small-scale organic farming and food loss in Manitoba, Canada.