Future of Food: Part 3

This is part three in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

Blog Highlights from 10/22/12 to 10/26/12

Take a look at the highlights from Nourish The Planet and around the web this week: The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed – The Johnny Appleseed story may be one of legend but it is also one of truth. Obama and Romney, Oil and Science – Andrew Revkin of Dot Earth talks about the Second Presidential Debates mention of gas prices and the President’s lack of ability to do anything about them. Colorado Goes Fracking Free: We Have the Power – Mariel Hemingway of The Guardian gives her plea for Colorado to go “Frack Free.” Antarctic Ozone Hole Is The Second Smallest It’s Been In 20 Years – Our warm year in the arctic has caused the ozone hole to shrink, but how long will it take to disappear? Sweden Plans to Import 800,000 Tons of Garbage Each Year – Sweden is importing trash and getting paid for it, both in energy and in cash! An Airline Fleet Fueled by Natural Gas – Qatar is putting their massive reserves of natural gas to use and have developed a method of converting natural gas into liquid airline fuel. Vital Farms: Raising the Ultra-Organic Egg – Vital Farms is raising chickens and eggs the right way! Electric-Car Maker Tesla Bucks Traditional Dealership Network – Tesla is going against the grain and setting up their own stores to fully promote their electric cars. Be sure to check back next week and have a happy Friday from everyone here at Nourish The Planet! -Savannah...

Future of Food: Part 2

This is part two in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

Future of Food: Part 1

This is part one in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

Blog Highlights from 10/8/12 to 10/12/12

Take a look at the highlights from Nourish The Planet and around the web this week: The Mattapan Mobile Farmstand Uses Pedal-Power To Bring the Farmers Market To Your Door – This bike allows farmers to bring produce to you without a huge truck or any carbon emissions! $6 Gas and Why We Can’t Let GM Fail – Shaahin Cheyene of Accelerated Intelligence, Inc. gives you his view of his new Chevy Volt and why electric cars should be our future (they’re already our past). A Bad Harvest, Rising Prices … Isn’t It Time To Change The Way Food Is Done? – Mike Small of The Guardian gives his take on why the way we do food production has got to change. SXSW Eco: Searching for a New Environmentalism – “BBQ, Hipster Honkey-Tonk,” and Environmentalism’s new direction. Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden: The VP Debate Tackles “Green Pork,” Oil, & Solyndra – Last night’s Vice Presidential debates briefly touched upon America’s energy issues, but still no mention of climate change. Should Belugas Swim Wild and Free? – The Georgia Aquarium has proposed to take 18 wild belugas for the purpose of breeding and display at aquariums around the country. Should this happen? Photos: Seed Diversity: A Global Route To Food Security? – Look at these compelling photos of proponents for seed diversity in their daily lives. Be sure to check back next week and have a happy Friday from everyone here at Nourish The Planet! -Savannah...

Intern Profile: Stephanie Lynn

This week we have Aquaponics Intern Stephanie Lynn. She has been an amazing and dedicated addition to our team! Here is bit about her in her own words: I grew up in Indiana and moved to Colorado in 2007.  My educational background is in agronomy and pharmaceutics from Purdue, and environmental engineering from Colorado State.  I have always enjoyed science and math and I love to apply those principles to the real world.  I also enjoy spending time outdoors observing the world around me. When did you first become interested in sustainability? I became interested in sustainability during one of my plant breeding classes at Purdue.  The professor was from Africa and he often gave real examples of how many people around the world struggle just to be able to eat and drink.  These struggles were the result of environmental, educational, economical, and/or cultural factors. What are the most interesting/important things that you’ve learned since being an intern at Nourish the Planet? I have only been working a couple weeks now, but I have already learned about the dynamic interactions between the plants, aquatic life, and water.  In school I was taught about these interactions, but to be able to actually witness this first-hand is extremely valuable from an educational standpoint. How do you incorporate sustainability into your life? I have always incorporated the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), but recently, I have been getting into growing my own garden.  I really enjoy learning new things and developing new skills. What do you want to see change in the world in the next 10 years? I would like to...