sustainability


Is the US Ready for Sustainable Dietary Guidelines? New Research Makes a Compelling Case

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

If the Dietary Guidelines continue to sideline sustainability research, the diet the US government recommends today could put a healthy diet further out of reach tomorrow. Read more >

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Why We Can’t Separate Justice and Sustainability in the Food System

, Scientist, Food and Environment

Most of us wish we could eat with the confidence that everything on our plate has a story we can feel good about, a story about taking care of both people and the environment. In the food system (as elsewhere) these twin issues, justice and sustainability, have often been talked about as if they were unrelated, independent problems with separate solutions. Read more >

USDA photo by Preston Keres
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One Simple Trick to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Anna Scott, PhD student, , UCS

Want to save the planet? Are you, like me, a young professional struggling to reduce your carbon footprint? Then join me in taking the train to your next professional conference. Read more >

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Food Production Does NOT Need to Double by 2050 (And Other Required Reading for the Next USDA Secretary)

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Shortly after the inauguration, I wrote a post outlining a set of five questions I thought the Senate should ask President Trump’s choice for Secretary of Agriculture. Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue had been named to the position just days prior, and though the selection is deeply flawed, I expected a Senate hearing and confirmation vote would follow promptly. Read more >

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This Earth Day, Four Reasons to Bring Food and Farms to the Table

, senior scientist

For me, the thought of Earth Day at first conjures up visions of the great outdoors: teeming rainforests, rushing waterways, golden valleys, golden eagles, great pandas, and so on. As a child of the 80s, while the special day was just in its early teens, I listened avidly to conversations about planting trees, saving water, turning out lights, recycling, protecting parks, and not being a litterbug. Read more >

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