Education

A School of Fish!

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In college as well as K-12 grade, aquaponics is making its way to the classroom. This was the focal point of a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where speakers from around the country explored how recirculating farms can both provide fresh, healthy food for local cafeterias, and be a prominent program of study […]

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Fish Farms Threaten Gulf of Mexico

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The Gulf of Mexico—and the many people that care about and depend on it for their livelihoods — have taken a beating in recent years; major hurricanes and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continue to cause long term problems. Even as Gulf fisheries struggle to recover from the devastating impacts from these catastrophes, a new […]

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NOLA – much more than Bourbon Street and Po’ Boys

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New Orleans’ infamous label as the “Worst Food Desert in the U.S.” was superseded by a new – and much more flattering – claim to fame: home to important “food hubs”. Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary of Agriculture announced a new report about food hubs across the United States. It’s […]

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TEDX Manhattan 2013!

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It’s that time of year again – when good food advocates from all around the country gather in New York City for TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat. We come together to acknowledge that conversations about food are changing. Rising obesity rates, frequent scares about contaminated food and environmental degradation have made it abundantly […]

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One Step Closer to GE Fish?

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While many people were occupied with end-of-year preparations and festivities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was busy too – it released a favorable environmental assessment of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, a move that paves the way for the agency’s approval of the fish for human consumption. This will be the first time in […]

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Our Ocean Needs You!

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Help protect the waters, wildlife and people of the Gulf of Mexico and the rest of our oceans too! The Gulf of Mexico has been battered by hurricanes, covered in oil and then sprayed above and below with chemicals in an effort to mask the terrible effects of the spill. Now, the Gulf faces another […]

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National Farmers’ Market Week!

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This week is National Farmers’ Market Week, a time that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated to raise awareness about farmers’ markets across the country. Farmers’ markets have exploded in popularity over the past few years, reflecting the growing number of people who want to know where their food comes from, and who want […]

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Recirculating Farming – One Way to Beat A Drought

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Agriculture has always been vulnerable to the elements. Crops depend on sunlight, nutrients, and water — and when they can’t get enough of these, they die. This summer’s serious drought reminds us about just how vulnerable our nation’s breadbasket is, and it should also serve as a wake-up call. We need to strengthen our domestic […]