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We Must Fix Our Food System To Withstand Disasters

April 24th, 2020 | by NRDC

This pandemic has been an eye-opener on many fronts. It has exposed our personal resilience, the true leadership of some of our state governors, our dependence on rigorous science to inform effective policy making, the grit of our healthcare workers, and our ability to band together in times of struggle. However, the pandemic has also shone a light on the fragility of not only our medical system, but the broken U.S. food system as well


Coronavirus & The Fragility Of Auto-Centric Cities

April 16th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The coronavirus has exposed the ills of continued automobile-centric urban planning practices that adversely impact equity, health, and the climate. Those of us who are working from home, own an automobile, and can conveniently make grocery runs may overlook the fact that many in this country are not so lucky


Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

March 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The demand for palm oil is burning Indonesia, quite literally. These annual infernos, according to experts, have ignited a "climate bomb." And until Western consumers say stop, the fires will continue to burn


Photosynthesis Differs in Rice Varieties — Natural Diversity Could Boost Yields

March 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other and serves as the main staple for some 560 million chronically hungry people in Asia. With over 120,000 varieties of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) across the globe, there is a wealth of natural diversity to be mined by plant scientists to increase yields. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize—the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars that ultimately become our food


Which Plant Milk Is Least Terrible For The Planet?

January 31st, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

We know that dairy milk is bad for the planet, but what about the plant-based alternatives. Take a look at some of the concerns with plant milks and see where your favorite option falls on the sustainabilty list.


Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

January 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Let's talk about lithium production. Lithium is the first member of the alkali metal family — elements that make up Group 1 (IA) of the periodic table. Lithium is also the least dense of all of the metals in its group, with a density of about half that of water. It has many uses, including in batteries


Changing The World One Seed At A Time

December 24th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Big Green is changing the world one seed at a time. The idea is a seed bank with a collection of thousands of seeds. This is an investment into our future and gives students access to hands-on food education — educating our children about food is truly important for coming next generations. Big Green is raising funds for the seed bank


New Report Reveals The Most Energy-Intensive Industries In Denmark

September 22nd, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In a new report, based on the newest Danish statistics, Thea Gehrchen from GreenMatch.dk has summed up just how much energy the different industries in Denmark consume, which comes in quite handy while we wait for our new government to release a new proposal for a national climate law for the country, with binding targets no less


Carl’s Jr Upgrades Its Menu With Beyond Beef Patties

May 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Carl's Jr is beefing up its lineup of flame broiled sandwiches with a new patty that promises to take its sandwiches Beyond Beef. The fast food chain is adding the Beyond Beef burger to its menu by upgrading its flagship Famous Star burger to what they are calling the Beyond Famous Star


How To Feed 530 Million Europeans With Sustainable Food By 2050

April 11th, 2019 | by The Beam

On the bright side, the European food system provides 4.2 million jobs in Europe, feeds more than 500 million Europeans, and its greenhouse gases emissions have decreased 20% since 1990. But the social and environmental impacts of the European food system is alarming. Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are growing at an alarming rate


The Challenges Of Feeding The World In The Face Of Climate Change

March 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

Ndoni Mcunu was born in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, a south-east province of South Africa. “I have always been strongly supported by my family,” explains Ndoni, who is now pursuing a PhD in environmental science with a focus on agriculture, food security and climate change. We asked Ndoni about the challenges of feeding the growing earth population within the climate change context. We also talked about the importance of raising awareness and providing knowledge about science and research for university students as well as rural women all over the world



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