Food & Agriculture

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

2 days 39 min ago

Like many many other people, I subscribe to Amazon prime for its convenience and speed. Nothing like clicking a button and having a widget appear at your doorstep in two days. At the same time, I worry about the additional carbon footprint of shipping a package to my house. Now that Amazon has bought Whole Foods, they will soon have warehouses for groceries - I might be able to order food from my desk and have it be delivered within an hour. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

2 days 18 hours ago

The Guardian captured President Obama's recent speech in Milan at the Seed & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit. He touches on the importance of understanding how food is related to climate, the slew of benefits that come with populations' access to healthy foods, and how technology has changed - and will continue to change - the way we eat and work.

1 month 23 hours ago

Here at MIT, we work closely with other Institute partners like Climate CoLab and SOLVE -- who are equally interested in working as a worldwide community to address climate change. 

1 month 1 day 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!

https://vimeo.com/216194038 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

1 month 5 days 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.