food waste

18 Documentaries That Will Inspire, Outrage and Mobilize

18 Documentaries That Will Inspire, Outrage and Mobilize

By Eva Perroni Film is an incredible tool for effecting change in the food system with its unique ability to educate, inspire and grow the movement for sustainable food and farming. Film can transport viewers to unseen territories, from Colombian coffee-growing regions to the bottom of the ocean, and unveil the stories, struggles and triumphs […]

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    A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for One Another

    A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for One Another

    By Peter Kalmus I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk. The generous fig tree just finished, two young apple trees and a pomegranate are full of bounty, and the kumquat and persimmon are ripening. As much as I love the simple act of orcharding, I’m also sharing a radical vision […]

    10 Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward in 2018

    10 Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward in 2018

    Protecting the natural environment may seem overwhelming with increased natural disasters, melting sea ice, and threatened wildlife. But your choices can truly go a long way for your community and your health. Here are ten ways to be a better steward in 2018 and help others do the same! 1. Reduce the Carbon Footprint of […]

    This App Donates Excess Food to New York’s Most Vulnerable

    This App Donates Excess Food to New York’s Most Vulnerable

    By Andrew McMaster In some ways, New York is a city of excess. From Midtown’s tall skyscrapers to Grand Central’s arched ceiling to SoHo’s hundreds of shops and boutiques, the city always seems to take things to the next level. More people, more money, more noise, more entertainment, more food. But for some, in fact […]

    GMO Apples Arriving on U.S. Shelves for First Time

    GMO Apples Arriving on U.S. Shelves for First Time

    The first commercial harvest of Arctic apples—genetically modified (GMO) apples that don’t brown when exposed to air—will arrive in 400 Midwestern grocery stores this month, Bloomberg reported. The product will be sold as 10-ounce bags of sliced Golden Delicious apples. The bags will not have a clear label saying it is a GMO product. Rather, […]

    Anthony Bourdain Tackles Food Waste in New Documentary

    Anthony Bourdain Tackles Food Waste in New Documentary

    By Eva Perroni A new documentary from chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste explores both the problem of food waste in the U.S. and possible solutions from around the globe. The documentary features renowned chefs and food leaders, including Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Danny Bowien and Dr. […]

    World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

    World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

    By Daisy Dunne Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sector’s emissions is considered to be key to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which is the aspirational target of the Paris agreement. However, adopting negative emissions strategies, such as soil carbon management, […]

    How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger

    How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger

    By Rina Diane On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, […]