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Grow fresh food in the middle of Manhattan? Meet Henry

Green Prophet

It’s a natural thing for every human being to want: the ability to grow fresh, healthy food anywhere we call home, even if that’s in the concrete jungle of New York City. Food that’s been grown with your hands?

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Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Sanaz Vahidinia

Nature Conservancy - Science

When most people think about alternative energy sources, Pacific giant clams probably do not spring readily to mind. In the nutrient-poor waters of places like Palau, the clams evolved amazing algae farms that convert sunlight into food.

Meet the Mad Men for urban and small-scale farmers

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Have a special farm, growing hyper-nutritious food? The company will support community growers through social media, it will create events, and will provide educational resources to the people who have started farming and want to learn more.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Joleah Lamb

Nature Conservancy - Science

And now her NatureNet Fellowship gives her the opportunity to explore the connection between people, corals and disease full-time. “It’s What do you have when large groups of people are swimming and diving in specific areas? Joleah Lamb, NatureNet Science Fellow.

Citizen Science Teaches People to Coexist with Urban Coyotes

Nature Conservancy - Science

However, not everyone feels the same way about coyotes moving into the neighborhood and there can be very serious conflicts between people and coyotes. It’s important that people learn to live with coyotes and that coyotes do not lose their fear of humans.

The Verdict is In: We Can Grow Safe Food and Conserve Nature at the Same Time

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that removing habitat around farm fields does not make food safer. coli outbreak killed 3 people and sickened hundreds in the United States. People were guessing.”.

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Food tech startups wanted to take a bite out of DLD in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

And food, as locals and tourists know is becoming Israel’s rising star. With cultured people and hyper-fresh production capabilities, Israelis from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem enjoy traditional Mediterranean food, hybridized with any international trend. Israel!

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Conservancy Talk

Global food security is a hot topic here at the World Economic Forum (WEF). That’s one reason I’ve been pleased to participate in meetings here on transforming global food systems. Mark R.

Molecular Science Meets Muddy Boots Ecology in Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Tyler Kartzinel. Meet More NatureNet Fellows. Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Wilfred Odadi. Kartzinel then uses that information to construct food webs because with DNA scientists can identify the exact species animals are eating.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Mingliang Zhang

Nature Conservancy - Science

billion people lack access to clean drinking water. And in a world facing unprecedented challenges from climate change, as well as ever increasing demands for food, water and energy, we need all the real, effective science we can get. Around the world, 1.2

Meet the 2014 NatureNet Science Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Galbadrakh (Gala) Davaa (at left), director of conservation for the Conservancy’s Mongolia program, watches wildlife with herder Nanzaddorj Namkhai, a volunteer ranger at the Ugtam Nature Reserve on the vast Mongolian grasslands.

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Greet, meet, and eat with African asylum seekers in Israel

Green Prophet

Only four official religions can be practiced in the country, Damuz explained, and anyone who is meeting in groups larger than five people at a time are punished. But even if for small moments, politics could be brushed aside at the second Cook, Eat & Meet in Jaffa.

Shipping containers morph into urban food miracle machines

Green Prophet

Leigh Ofer and her company Seed Street in Harlem gives new meaning to the term circular economy: We meet over the Internet and find a mutual passion for urban farming in New York City –– we’re kindred souls who see cities as our future food production engines.

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Visit Israel’s Agritech and meet flux – for feeding the world on drought

Green Prophet

Meet this startup at Israel’s agricultural world expo of the year April 28 to 30. The United Nations is screaming it –– and California is feeling it: drought caused by climate change is killing the way we grow food.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Michael Pennino

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a thought both sobering and fascinating for Pennino who is at Princeton University , focusing his NatureNet Fellowship on how people can improve urban quality of life with green infrastructure. Michael Pennino, NatureNet Science Fellow 2014. Photo Courtesy of Michael Pennino.

Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

We know that integrating women into conservation programs increases the benefits of conservation to local people and increases the likelihood of their success.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Daniel Karp

Nature Conservancy - Science

But while coffee is an important crop economically, Karp wants to use his NatureNet Fellowship to extend the benefits of predators in controlling pests for food agriculture. NatureNet Science Fellow Daniel Karp. Photo courtesy of D. It’s almost invisible — just two millimeters long.

11 Food Tech companies from Israel worth putting on your plate

Green Prophet

Food Tech, on the surface of things, sounds like something you might not want to bite into, especially if you practice permaculture and organic gardening. The FoodTech Pitch TLV pitch night, ‘Where Gastronomy Meets Technology’ – was a highlight of the week-long event.

Seattle Candidates, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Go meet voters and ask for their vouchers. You spend your time meeting voters, listen to their concerns, ask for their support, and collect their vouchers. You might bring an iPad, too, so people can register for their electronic vouchers and assign them to you on the spot. In short, almost everyone you meet will be a prospective donor to your campaign. 200 people x $100 of vouchers each) $20,000 House parties. Some people will send you some vouchers.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Haoran Yang

Nature Conservancy - Science

We [people] waste more than half of the total energy we generate, and considering how much energy the U.S. What Would You Do With Nanotechnology? © Jay Wilson/flickr creative commons. By Cara Byington, Science Communications Specialist. Where There is Waste, There is Also Opportunity.

No, vegan food is not more expensive


Often lumped in with shopping at Whole Foods, eating organic, and dining at popular vegan restaurants, the assumption that it takes more income to avoid animal products is simply incorrect. That ends up being $150 a month each, less than some people spend on a single night out.

Hungry for Change: Deer Management and Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

In fact many local deer management programs donate their harvests to local food banks. For many communities, conflicts between people and deer have exploded in recent years , including a rise in: deer-vehicle collisions. Wherever you live, people in your community go hungry every day.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Won-Hee Ryu

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Transformative Materials and Devices Laboratory at Yale University is not exactly what most people would consider a hotbed of breakthrough conservation science. Of course, as NatureNet Science Fellow Won-Hee Ryu points out with a smile, most people would be wrong.

Meet A Few Green Prophets At Energy Conference, Eilat

Green Prophet

Meet us there. Starting at 3:25 PM at Herod’s (Laurence Hall), meet Green Prophet at the seminar: The Role of the Media in Promoting Clean Agenda Energy.

GM In Israeli Food, Lots of It

Green Prophet

Most Israelis complacently think that there are no GMO foods in Israeli. “It’s a huge mistake to think that there’s no genetically-modified food in Israel,” said Naama Rosenberg, spokeswoman at the Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research.

Going vegan could stop deforestation and ensure enough food for 2050


Ecowatch reports that a study published in Nature Communications says switching to a vegan diet is the only way to guarantee our population will have enough food in 2050, and no fewer trees. But 100% of the predicted scenarios that excluded livestock would surely meet food demands.

Does Removing Habitat Around Farm Fields Really Make Our Food Safer?

Nature Conservancy - Science

coli outbreak killed 3 people and sickened hundreds. But does removing habitat really make our food safer? NatureNet Fellows Science Agriculture conservation food safety habitat NatureNet Science Fellows Death, disease and…organic spinach?

Water Farmers get fresh with aquaponics for food in Toronto

Green Prophet

Dream of fresh organic food? The movement is creating missionaries, new converts and maybe even some gurus, but there are also real people doing it in backyards, parks, basements or a garage near you. Have little land in your town or city but plenty of patience?



Get excited…Vegan Food and Drink Festival is coming for you, Chicago! Following the success of last summer’s Vegan Food and Drink Festival in Toronto, is packing up and taking our 100% vegan comfort food, drinks, and fun across the border.

Vendor list announced for the Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival


The Chicago Vegan Food and Drink Festival is coming up fast! So as you prepare your best festival outfit, don’t forget to leave room for all the incredible food and drinks from the vendors we’ve got lined up for you. We have Nona Vegan from Toronto taking the trip with us, Portland’s Sizzle Pie meeting us there, and Cinnamon Snail is racing us from NYC. We’re confident this is one food and drink festival you’re not going to want to miss!

Failure of Trans Pacific Partnership good news for American People and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

The TPP favored the interests of big business over people and the planet. The stalling of the TPP is the result of the American public’s ability to stand united to defend everyone’s rights to affordable medicines, fair wages, safe food, a clean environment and much more.

Seattle Government, Meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Similarly, despite many people’s perception that Honest Elections Seattle’s system of Democracy Vouchers is complicated, it is actually simplicity itself , even if the official text of Initiative 122 approaches 9,000 words. Monopoly by Mark Strozier used under CC BY 2.0

1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally every year

Green (Living) Review

billion tons of food are being wasted. The fact is that we waste more food than we would need to feed the entire Planet several times over. Thus more than a billion plus of food ends up in the bin. The system is cockeyed as is the way we deal with food.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

The key is changing their values to consider the betterment of people and the planet in a long run, instead of focusing on a consumer’s short-coming interest.” The post Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry) appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Syria’s Organic Food Market Ripe for Exports to Europe

Green Prophet

With farming traditions that are already “organic”, embattled Syria can easily become an important organic food producer, based on climate, practices and location to Europe. This bill was prepared in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

Yes, especially for activists expecting political force to rescue the environment and the peoples of the planet. Walsh’s premise is that pleasure pivots this change in food consciousness. But economics are a significant factor in the food movement as well.

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A New Measure of Food Deserts, Part 2

Sightline Daily

What does matter, the researchers found, is where you choose to shop for food. That’s because in a place where most people have access to a car, only a third of people actually shop at the grocery store that is closest to their house.

WorldFest This Sunday! - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

Amy, Diane, & Steffany If youre into health and/or the environment, like food and music, want to learn how you can make a difference, and enjoy meeting new people theres an incredible event coming up this Sunday.

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When New Embraces Old: Part 1, the Journey

The Alien Next Door

George, toward Galbraith and Bahen buildings, where I teach, and soon found several examples of “new meets old”. The renovation won second place in the commercial and institutional category of Toronto’s 2009 PUG Awards, the people’s choice awards in architecture.

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Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

Power needs, water and food are the biggest issues that Pakistan faces today, says Paracha. This year alone an epic 6 million people were displaced. Along with the flooding; field crops are lost, food is contaminated, and water-borne diseases like Dengue start flooding the streets.