Connecting with Grass

Connecting with Grass

Joel Salatin [ Food Security ] Sunbeams are the essence of poetry. Dreams, fantasy, fairy tales; sunbeams. And yet, as esoteric and mystical as sunbeams are, they are the energy driver of the planet in a very visceral, physical, scientific, empirical sense. But if I asked you to go out and grab me some sunbeams, we know they’re valuable, right? Well, grab me

Preferring Organic

Preferring Organic

Ali Partovi [ Food Security ] I’ve invested a lot of my own money into organic and sustainable farming, and to converting American farmland to organic, and I’m here to dispel some misperceptions about organic food. There is this prevailing notion that organic farming is more expensive and less sufficient, right? And that we need industrial agriculture and factory farms to feed the

Thin Air Fertilizer

Thin Air Fertilizer

Jessica Davis [ Food Security ] A CSU professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences College since 1995, Davis’ research team focuses on developing a biological nitrogen fertilizer to reduce fossil fuel usage in agriculture. See also ThinAirFertilizer.com FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: ILO in the Pacific

Rooftop Farms

Rooftop Farms

Mohamed Hage [ Food Security ] I’m an urban farmer. So I grow food in the city of Montréal, on the roofs of buildings, believe it or not. And it’s something that I’m very, very proud of. It’s something that puts a smile on my face every morning. A while back, I was talking to my aunt in Lebanon, where I’m originally from,

Food Transparency

Food Transparency

Cara Rosean [ Food Security ] Co-Founder of the crowd-sourced nationwide food guide, RealTimeFarms.com, Rosean leveraged her expertise in health behavior change and experience jumpstarting two companies to team up with husband Karl, former Google Android senior engineer, and co-found Real Time Farms. With the help of a crowd-sourcing model, a stellar core team, and an army of “Food Warriors”, Real Time Farms

Slow Food

Slow Food

Josh Viertel [ Food Security ] President of Slow Food USA, Viertel dreams of a world where fruit is cheaper than fruit loops and there are more school gardens than McDonald’s has franchises. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Niklas Morberg

Food Deserts

Food Deserts

Mari Gallagher [ Food Security ] Gallagher talks about Food Desert awareness and solutions, negligence regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the unapologetic basics of improving public health through “Truth in Data for the Common Good.” See also: http://www.marigallagher.com/projects/ FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Art L