Food and Agriculture

We need to fix our broken food system—and science can help us do it. UCS food experts highlight solutions to ensure that every American has access to healthy, green, fair, affordable food.

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How to Sound like an Expert on the Paris Climate Agreement

, senior climate scientist

The agreement is multifaceted and written in dense legal language, so it’s difficult to get a sense of what it—and the negotiations—are all about. Here are some answers to a few basic questions to satisfy your curiosity and help you sound like a climate agreement expert. Read more >

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Happy Fifth Anniversary to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act!

, food systems & health analyst

Five years ago, on December 13, 2010, a bipartisan Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA)—which brought nutrition standards for schools into accord with federal dietary guidelines. Read more >

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Why We Must Make Food an Issue in This Presidential Campaign

, director, Food & Environment Program

Of all American success stories, the system that supplies food in abundance should be at the top of the list. As with all large and complex systems, however, there are a number of key features of the food system that require urgent attention. Read more >

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Porqué el sistema alimentario debe ser tema para la campaña presidencial

, director, Food & Environment Program

El sistema alimentario estadounidense se destaca mundialmente. Esto no significa, sin embargo, que tal sistema sea perfecto, puesto que contiene muchos rasgos que se deben afinar, y urgentemente. Por ello, la Union of Concerned Scientists expide hoy un corto metraje para ilustrar algunos de los defectos mas graves del sistema alimentario, invitando con esto a que el público se integre a nuestro llamado por que este tema ascienda a la atención del próximo Presidente. Read more >

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Three Innovative Ways to Power Clean Transportation with Wastes

, senior fuels engineer

What some may see as waste may actually be a low-carbon fuel source. Read more >

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