Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems

… and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to integrate undergraduates into the seasonal work of the campus’s 33 acres of organic farmland and market gardens. With support from the Clarence E. Heller Foundation and a U.S. Department of Education Higher Education challenge Grant, CASFS staff and UCSC faculty have crafted an internship program that complements the environmental studies major’s new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems. To continue reading this article, please …

How To Make 7 Healthy Meals Out Of Just 1 Chicken | Food & Drink | The Debrief

… you look at it like that, parting with your last payday fiver for two sad pale skinless chicken breasts is pretty mad. They’re calling it their #thriftyorganic challenge, and I’m doing it for your reading and eating pleasure – which is why I found myself lambasting a poor shelf stacker for his lack of whole organic birds. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: How To Make 7 Healthy Meals Out Of Just 1 Chicken | Food & Drink | The Debrief …

In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project

… any move toward more organic systems therefore would need to reduce land use, rather than increase it – a big challenge when the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that food production will need to double by 2050. A third way? While debate over organic’s role in future food production tends to pit organic against conventional farming, conservation farming may provide a compromise. It doesn’t explicitly prohibit any farming practices, but encourages soil and water …

The ‘accidental’ quarry in the middle of a food bowl – ABC Southern Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

… alternative for chemical fertilisers,” he said. “Over the horizon I see the challenge for the farming community to give it a go. “The organic end has taken it on first, hopefully the conventional farmers will come across as well.” via The ‘accidental’ quarry in the middle of a food bowl – ABC Southern Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation. …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… protocols around reducing biodiversity loss”, but the biggest challenge to the problem is that it competes with attention on environmental sustainability and climate change. “Companies get fatigued,” he says. In a recent report, published in the New Nature of Business, Elliot and his team studied 10 pioneering companies – including Syngenta, Dow and Wipro – that are taking action on biodiversity. The report doesn’t address big companies like Unilever, but Elliot says they hold …