Food Security: Getting Dinner to the Table

When people talk about food and sustainability issues, many assume that our biggest problems lie in farming, agriculture, and the overall production of food. Similarly, the price and economics of food are issues that get a lot of attention. But one food and sustainability issue that truly affects us all the issue of food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization …

More Trouble with Antibiotics

(www.zmescience.com) Living on a college campus, students living and interacting in such close quarters always seem to be sick. When a student gets sick, they are urged to go to the Health Center as soon as possible to get medicine to keep them from being sick and prevent them from spreading the disease to other students. In my experience, I …

Chipotle Focuses Consumers on their Food Production

Chipotle has developed a brilliant marketing strategy, exposing their customers to their sustainable and organic ingredients, while also serving an incredibly tasty and and surprisingly simple recipes. Chipotle brands their company as “Food with Integrity”, making sure to find the “best ingredients” while also being aware and respectful towards animals, the environment, and farmers (http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/fwi/fwi.aspx). Chipotle’s “Back to the Start” …

Sustainable Food at The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute

The Island School is a study abroad program located in The Bahamas, which strives towards teaching students how to live sustainably and in tune with the environment around them. During my junior year in high school, I spent a semester on the 95% sustainable campus. The Island School works with the researchers next door at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, which …

Being a Vegetarian: Increasing Food Sustainability?

I have always been interested in why people chose to become vegetarians. Some of my friends have cut meat out of their diets for health reasons, while others say they simply prefer diets with less meat in them. A few people I know have actually become vegetarians because they believe that killing animals is wrong and by not eating meat, …

Why is healthy food more expensive?

This week my friends and I had a conversation on the way back from the grocery store, on why “healthier” foods always tend to cost more. Fruits and vegetables can be very costly, where as simply grabbing meals at McDonald’s or Tenders might serve as more attractive options for students on a tight budget. However, in order to attain optimal …