This flatpack urban farm only takes up 538 square feet, but its creators say that it can yield as much as 6 tonnes (6.6 tons) of fresh produce per year.
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Urban farming has been reimagined with Cityblooms’ lightweight, modular, hydroponic micro-farms. They call them “growbots,” and they’re remarkably cool.
What if you had to choose between food and gas for your car? Or medical care? Or a roof over your head? Hunger in America: A big problem, but you can help.
Families on a $4 a day food stamp budget need to find cheap ways to eat healthy. So a NYU Food Studies grad student wrote a cookbook to help. And it’s free!
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play.
You might not think of walkability as a food-related issue, but being able to safely walk to grocery stores and healthy restaurants makes a big difference in your quality of life.
On Tuesday Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic audience about health concerns facing Hispanic families in the U.S. The First Lady spoke eloquently about the importance of healthy choices in fighting debilitating lifestyle diseases, now distressingly prevalent even among our children — especially among Hispanic (and other minority) children. But framing childhood obesity as a choice-driven issue sells parents and kids way short, especially within economically marginalized communities. If we fail to address the underlying problems, we can’t begin to hope for actual progress.
We’ve shared the scary food waste statistics. Here are three entrepreneurial companies with creative approaches to addressing this ridiculous, yet serious, issue.
Guerrilla Gardener Ron Finley is transforming blighted areas in South Central LA, planting food in vacant lots to help combat this area’s food desert.
Yesterday, as Walmart released its fourth quarter earnings, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system.
Organizers of Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Working group in concert with Eco Station NY are creating a 16,000 sq foot Roof Top Farm in Bushwick Brooklyn, and we need your help.
Food Day’s goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet.
Wal-Mart announced their intentions this morning to make food healthier and to make healthy food affordable. Working with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, Wal-Mart will increase accessibility to healthy foods through lower prices, location of stores, and better nutrition in popular packaged items.