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We live in an age of screens. At work, many of us stare at a computer screen all day, then head home to watch television. In between, our eyes are glued to our smartphones as we check email, play Words with Friends (guilty!), and text our besties. All of that screen time can’t be healthy, and Giorgio Armani is challenging us to step away from our smartphones for just 10 minutes. In exchange, he will give a child in need a day’s worth of clean water.
Americans waste 40% of the food we produce. So an EPA task force developed a toolkit to help us waste less. Will you add your voice to support it?
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play.
Part two of the Paradigm Project’s reality webseries Stove Man is online. In it, Greg and Austin try to cook over an open fire the traditional Kenyan way.
Nearly three billion people still live on a subsistence level and must gather wood to cook with. The Paradigm Project aims to provide cookstoves to as many people as possible.
We’ve talked about water around here before, but I don’t think it ever hurts to take a look at our water system again. If you’re reading this site, chances are that you’re fortunate enough to have ready access to clean, safe drinking water. Many folks aren’t so lucky. With the recent news about cuts to water infrastructure here in the U.S. as part of the 2012 federal budget, World Water Day couldn’t have come at a better time.
In just a few short weeks State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet will be launched! We’re excited to share with you a sneak preview of Chapter 1 entitled, “Charting a New Path to Eliminating Hunger,” authored by co-project directors Brian Halweil and Danielle Nierenberg.
Hi. I’m Tom Lynch, Founder of Worthwhile Wine Company, an importer of great, sustainably made wines from South Africa. I’m also the Co-Founder with my teenage daughter, Miranda, of Isipho, Inc., a nonprofit company that is empowering the people of a remote rural South African village to lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable food […]
[social_buttons] A phobia is defined as an irrational fear. I’m going to describe a real life example of how irrational fear about a company called Monsanto gave some influential people in our food industry a way to ignore a significant ethical question. First I need to give a little background. A particularly articulate and challenging […]
[social_buttons] If you have read some of my earlier posts you know that I see a positive, but actually quite limited role for “local food.” But there is a situation where the increased production of “local food” is not just a nice concept – it is a moral imperative. I’m talking about places like rural, sub-Saharan […]
[social_buttons] Not only do low-income neighborhoods have less access to fresh produce, but the rare fruit or veggie found in these areas is also more likely to be tainted. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that the levels of bacteria, yeast, and mold found on fresh produce vary according to […]
Food Not Bombs, a group dedicated to non-violent social change through feeding the needy, continues to find itself at the center of controversy as they enter their 30th year in existence. Groups in New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, and Connecticut have run afoul of local laws that seek to stop them from handing out free meals […]