Food Fighter: Connecting Kids to Their Food

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Jilliann Feltham’s favorite activity as a first-grade teacher was storytime. It was a time to relax a bit before lunch, get immersed in a far-away world,  and let those little blooming imaginations take over. Except for one problem: the students were distracted. Not the normal kind of distracted that six-year-olds get, but a kind of […]

Growing Up: Is Vertical Farming the Future of Food?

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What’s the deal with our current food system? An article published in United Nations in 2019 showed that by 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion people with 68% of the global population being urban dwellers.  Feeding this large amount of people will be a huge challenge. In a very short […]

Consumer Choices Are Changing, So Should Your Menu: A Case for Plant-Based

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Consumer spending on plant-based products has increased by approximately 2.6 billion dollars in just the last two years. Now more than ever, customers are demanding plant-based products, and businesses are having to quickly adapt to accomodate this new and emerging market. But just what is it about going plant-based that is driving consumers and businesses to change so quickly? And why is switching to a plant-based diet important in the first place? To find out, our team spoke to restaurant owners, entrepreneurs and research specialists in food systems around the country to highlight some guidance and recommendations for becoming a part of this emerging market. 

The Power of Your Plate: Can a Plant-Based Diet Solve the Climate Crisis?

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We are consistently eating food. Every day! And if you’re like me, when you aren’t eating it, you’re thinking about it. From health to culture food plays an important role in how we live our lives. Food also plays an important role in our relationship with the planet. We need food to survive, and we […]

Navigating tricky and misleading labels: Downloadable Food Label Guide

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Food labels provide important information to you as a consumer and assist in making informed decisions to avoid greenwashed labels. Verified labels are a way to ensure that the product you are choosing to consume was raised in a way that aligns best with your values.  Not all labels are created equal Certain food labels […]

3 Ways to Protect Biodiversity Today

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Created by Dr. Leah Gerber + The Conservation Innovation Lab at ASU So, what does biodiversity mean? Imagine the enormous variety of lifeforms on Earth, every single thing ranging from tiny microbes to giant mammals and ecosystems. At its core, that is what describes the term biodiversity.  Now, consider an ecosystem, a community of living […]

Fighting climate change: methane to fishmeal

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In terms of climate change Methane is not really our friend, but maybe it can be fish food? A recent study published in Nature Sustainability suggests that transforming this potent greenhouse gas into protein rich feed for farmed fish is a potential solution to reduce methane emissions and conserve wild fish populations.

Black History Month – Farmer Micro-grants

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In hopes to positively impact the organic product market and the communities they serve, this micro-grant will provide funding for anything that ensures the farmer’s success, whether it’s tools, consulting, or anything in between.

Can biofabrication change the way we produce clothes and construct buildings?

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New technologies and approaches are allowing us to “grow” clothing raw materials and produce building materials in ways that place much less burden on our environment. TED Fellow Suzanne Lee believes that biofabrication could replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with eco-friendly, sustainable alternatives. She is working with an expanding community of […]

We have the power to change the way we grow food – vertical farming!

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As our world population continues to grow, we have the challenge of producing more food even as a lot of agricultural land is lost to urban development. It is estimated that we will need to double food production by 2050 if everyone is going to have enough to eat. Singapore, a country that is already […]