Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
October 23, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Salad bars, fresh fruit, and locally grown vegetables are developing a greater presence in the cafeteria.
2 Fact Sheet: USDA invests in new market opportunities in local and regional food systems [USDA Newsroom]
Excerpt: Over the course of the Administration, USDA has created new economic opportunities in the growing market for local and regional foods for new and established farmers, ranchers and small food business entrepreneurs.
Excerpt: Eating seasonally has become a widespread trend in the restaurant world. For Noah Kopf, a junior at Newton South High School, it was a serious lifestyle.
Excerpt: For a new generation of entrepreneurs, investing in the future of urban agriculture makes sense.
Excerpt: Many people living in the city of Charlottesville are learning how harvest crops in their own backyard as part of a movement called urban farming.
Excerpt: The retailer will work with MIT on various food science projects, including urban farming, as it looks to improve its grocery offering.
Excerpt: If we keep farming like we’ve been for the past century, we’ll end up with millions starving and a planet denuded of trees.
Excerpt: Two farmers with different viewpoints talk about organic farming, GMOs and farm technology.
Excerpt: Aquaponic systems aren’t cheap, but here’s how one homeowner built his own system using off-the-shelf parts, and without a pond liner.
Excerpt: With arable land becoming more and more sparse, and global populations continuing to rise, the only direction to grow our farms is up.
Excerpt: Chicago isn’t usually known as a farming hub, but did you know that Windy City residents are dining on organic produce such as basil, arugula, kale and microgreens right from their backyard?
Excerpt: A pilot project launched this year is connecting patients at the methadone clinic at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with farm-fresh fruits and veggies obtained through the Intervale Center’s gleaning and food rescue program.
Excerpt: The Riverside School District does school food right.
Excerpt: As the food movement grows, the demand for college and university classes focusing on food systems is overflowing.
15 Ventured: How investing in food technology can save the planet and improve human health [Tech Crunch]
Excerpt: When Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat, was on his way to meet me for the Ventured podcast, he wanted to bring plant-based jerky with him. However, his dogs ate it before he ever left the door.