Latest Food Sustainability Videos
We’ve compiled a selection of videos about recent food news including organic living, starting a winter garden, and the cost of cheap food. Have another favorite you’d like to include? Leave a comment below!
First Lady Michelle Obama on making healthy food accessible and affordable. Philadelphia, PA 2/19/2010
Professor Kevin Walker, PhD, at Michigan State University, explores connections between our food, our health, and the rest of the world. (related site: http://foodplussociety.org/)
Novella Carpenter started small, with some plants in an empty lot next to her house in Oakland. A couple of years later, she was tending to a full-blown farm, with goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and a robust garden.
Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of Duke University’s environmental school and lead blogger of www.thegreengrok.com, gives tips on how to fight global warming by retooling your trips to the grocery store.
Help fight the dark side of the farm.
The benefits of eating locally.
There are far too many ways to be green for anyone to tell you how to do it. The only way is to understand the problems that we face so you can make intelligent decisions for yourself, be informative to your friends, and help promote and create the solutions that will truly allow this world to become sustainable.
Why is getting involved important?
Food is not only a trillion dollar industry in the United States with its own marketing, advertising, campaigns, lobbyists and political stances from the far left to the far right; food is also what we eat, what nourishes us, what sustains us. We literally could not live without it. At the same time, food can also be responsible for leaving us sick, diseased or even dead. It is vital that we as consumers and/or producers understand exactly how we get our food and where it is from. It is only through educating ourselves that we will be able to make food choices that will keep us healthy and ensure a food supply that will continue to feed generations to come. It is only through making informed decisions that we can influence the food industry to adopt sustainable, food safe practices. Here on this page, we hope to provide you with a starting point on what we can do to secure a sustainable future.
Random Food Sustainability Blog Postings
- Subtexts — Gastronome's delight: "Best Food Writing 2014"
Posted 21 days ago
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 6:01 pm, Thu Dec 4, 2014.
- Nation’s Largest School Districts to Procure Antibiotic-Free Chicken
Posted 9 days ago
LOS ANGELES (December 9, 2014) – The Urban School Food Alliance (The Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, announced today an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools. The Alliance is taking action to protect the future …
- A Huff to the Pufferfish's Puff
Posted 13 days ago
This is a guest post by PhD student and science writer Jake Buehler. He blogs over at Sh*t You Didn’t Know About Biology, which is full of his “unrepentantly celebratory insights into life on Earth’s under-appreciated, under-acknowledged, and utterly amazing stories.” Nature is a rough place. If you live your life skirting along the more vulnerable, fragile, tasty threads of the food web, the …
- 5 Myths About Farming
Posted 18 days ago
The holiday season is a time to say thanks for the plethora of food we’re lucky to have available. These feasts would not be possible without the hard work of family farmers throughout the country. Although many folks like the idea of farm-to-table, people rarely have a chance to talk to a farmer. I had that opportunity — and learned the truth about these five common misconceptions about farming:
- Panelists Look at Strategies for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals
Posted 4 days ago
Attendees of the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, had the opportunity to hear from panelists regarding “Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals” as part of the Renewable Chemicals Platforms Track. Moderated by Bill Baum, of Genomatica, the session featured panelists, Hans van der Pol of Corbion, David Gogerty of Global Bioenergies, David Sudolsky of …
- The Charlie Cart: A little kitchen for every classroom
Posted 29 days ago
Inspired by the cowboy Chuck Wagon, the Charlie Cart Project hopes to teach school kids around the country to cook with a little kitchen on wheels. Continue reading »
- The Guerilla Gardener
Posted 15 days ago
Natalie ‘Sunshine’ Flores is building a green-thumb army to convert vacant lots into urban farms Story by Joe Piasecki Seeds of a movement are growing in a fenced-off empty lot on the unflashy south end of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Natalie…
- Asean Vision 2020: Focus on economic, social growth remain
Posted 27 days ago
Countries in the region urged to follow clean, green practices
- Two Toronto men trek across North America on eco-bikes
Posted 27 days ago
Two Toronto twenty-somethings are travelling across North America on a trip fuelled by pedal power and plenty of good will. Carpenter Paul Myers, 24, and videographer James Hughes, 26, departed on a cross-continent adventure in mid-September aboard human-electric hybrid bikes they constructed. They’re calling their journey the Tumbleweed Project because “we are just tumbling along and figuring …
- Seeking Sustainability at Duke Campus Farm
Posted 16 days ago
Student Anne Martin researches use of biochar for better veggies, cleaner farming