Feeding 9 Billion People

According to the article “A Five step Plan to Feed the World” on the National Geographic Site, by 2050 the world’s population will reach approximately 9 billion. Since agriculture is one of the greatest contributors to climate change and has one of highest water uses of any industry in the world, finding a way to…

Easy Shopping

A picture of Whole Foods “buy local” sign. http://tinyurl.com/mo66cxs From our field trip to Whole Foods, I learned they employ many different methods to make grocery shopping as easy and conscientious as possible. They really try to allow the shopper access to all information on their food they may want, or information they didn’t even know existed!…

Whole Foods: The Sustainable Supermarket

At Whole Foods, they understand that “organic” is not the same as “healthy.” Plenty of organic foods are healthy, but salt, sugar, and fat are all easy to overdose on, and can all be considered organic. So what makes food “organic?” Nicolas Martinez, our guide on our trip to our local Whole Foods, explained that…

How to feed billions of people effectively

I read “A five step plan to feed the world” as well as “Amid a national decline, some states are gaining farms” from the May issue of the National Geographic magazine. These articles tell us about growing food more sustainably. As the world of food industrialization grows, more and more farms are disappearing and the…

An Eye for Food Sustainabilty

     With the ever-changing climate and the growing population, food sustainability has become crucial.  Our population is increasing much more quickly than it has in the last few hundreds of years.  By 2050, we are estimated to have a 2 billion people increase, making our population up to almost 9 billion people (“The Future…

Whole Foods, Rooftop Gardens, and Black Market Milk

Last week our class had the opportunity to tour Whole Foods and learn about how they integrate sustainable food into their business model. I was surprised that Whole Foods could be a successful corporation and simultaneously be sustainable, environmentally conscious, and ethical. I am so used to seeing super markets emphasize consumer culture above all…