Food & Agriculture

Learn how climate change is threatening global food security and consider how our agricultural practices must adapt to these new conditions. 

8 hours 8 min ago

Last month, we in Cambridge MA were lucky to have a powerhouse panel discussion on the current state of understanding, communicating about, and taking effective action on climate change. A video of it has just been posted, and it's as good as I remember it! 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

4 days 11 hours ago

Interested in food, health, and entrepreurship?

The MIT Beyond Food Bootcamp could be for you. Learn and practice an innovation framework taught by MIT faculty and MIT-trained mentors, with a focus on innovative entrepreneurial improvements to the food lifecycle, including food system sustainability, transparency, and health. 

6 days 5 hours ago

What are the most important things -- or the most practical, or the highest impact -- that we can do to prevent catastrophic climate change?

It turns out that many have little or nothing to do with renewable energy, high tech and massive infrastructure projects.

The single most impactful solution? Around the world, educate girls and give them access to family planning.

6 days 7 hours ago

Just finished J Purdy’s After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene – which makes clear that a sharp distinction between humans and “nature” is no longer useful or accurate. 

1 month 4 weeks ago

Climate change is fueling a wave of extremely weather conditions and a long-term drought in the Great Southern plains, according to Mike Schulte, Chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. 

Unfortunately, these conditions are worsening as a result of US farming policy. The 2014 Farming Bill rewards farmers for continuing to plant crops of dust-blown soil, hampering the ability of the soil to recover.