Agriculture, Food, Composting, and Public Health

"The Wasted Food Scale prioritizes actions that prevent and divert wasted food from disposal. Tiers of the scale highlight different pathways for preventing or managing wasted food, arranged in order from most preferred on the top left to least preferred on the top right. Within a given tier, pathways are ranked equally."

A long standing pattern of letting livestock producers off the hook continues, even as billions pour into the industry.

BY GEORGINA GUSTIN, PHIL MCKENNA for Inside Climate News.

Everyone, from farmers and clean energy advocates to school gardeners and local food distributors, 

plays a part in building a food system that is resilient in the face of our changing climate. But how?

Monday, May 8th, 2023


Slides and Other Resources

Composting For Community

Composting Tips and Food Scrap Repurposing from CarbonCrew Project


Cool Tips for a Warming Planet

Cool Tip #10: Super Scraps


Are you composting your carrot tops? Tossing those potato skins? Landfilling lemon peels??

Hold your horseradish! Before discarding food scraps, try giving them a new life. We habitually throw out broccoli stalks, onion skins, and all kinds of “unwanted” produce biproducts, but these ingredients can be used to make delicious recipes all their own! Check out the resources below to become inspired by your scraps and reduce your food waste:

4 Ways to Support Local Farmers and Workers at the Grocery Store: Farmers markets aren't the only way to support local farms—you can make the most of your grocery store, too. 

By Anya Crittenton in GreenAmerica

Selected Diet/Climate Resources from Joanne Burke, PhD, RD, LD 

CLINICAL PROFESSOR EMERITA

DIRECTOR, UNH DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Brazil. Ministry of Health of Brazil. Secretariat of Health Care. Primary Health Care Department.

Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian population / Ministry of Health of Brazil, Secretariat of Health Care, Primary Health Care Department ; translated by Carlos Augusto Monteiro. – Brasília : Ministry of Health of Brazil, 2015. 150 p. : il

https://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/dietary_guidelines_brazilian_population.pdf

 

Howard, Philip (April 2022) Op Ed-Fake Meats Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis

https://civileats.com/2022/04/07/op-ed-fake-meat-wont-solve-the-climate-crisis/

 

Howard, Philip (March2022). The Politics of Protein (Executive Summary) IPES Food  (attached)

https://www.ipes-food.org/_img/upload/files/ProteinExecSummary.pdf

 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  Report (2021)

Climate Change and Land. Chapter 5-Food Security https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl/

 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report (2022) AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2

 

Leiserowitz, A., Ballew, M., Rosenthal S., & Semaan, J. (2020). Climate change and the American diet. Yale University and Earth Day Network. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communicationhttps://climatecommunication.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/climate-change-american-diet.pdf

 

Nebeker, Ryan (last updated 4/28/22) What the IPCC’s* Climate Report Tells Us about  Reforming the Food System* (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

https://foodprint.org/blog/ipcc-climate-report/

 

Nargi, Lela (6/15/21)  The Soil Microbiome and Gut Microbiome Connection. Foodprint

https://foodprint.org/blog/soil-microbiomes/

 

The FoodPrint of Farmed Seafood (Published: 10/14/20, Last updated: 10/19/20)Footprint  in  collaboration with Northwest Atlantic  Marine  Alliance (NAMA)

https://foodprint.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020_09_29_FP_Aquaculture_Report_FINAL-1.pdf

 

Save the Food-(A website link with various strategies to reduce food waste)

https://savethefood.com/

 

Sharma A, Bryant L, Lee E, O’Connor C (Feb 14, 2021) The Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture: Part 4. Natural Resources Defense Council https://www.nrdc.org/experts/arohi-sharma/regenerative-agriculture-part-4-benefits

 

Wilson N, Cleghorn C, Cobiac L, Mizdrak A and Nghiem N (Nov. 10, 2019) Achieving Healthy and Sustainable Diets: A Review of the Results of Recent Mathematical Optimization Studies  Adv, Nutr.Adv (Suppl 4): S389–S403.Published online 2019 Nov 15. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmz037.

 

The Planet and Your Health from the Center for Science in the Public Interest: https://www.cspinet.org/page/planet-your-health

 

The One-Health Approach to Food (2021). Barilla Foundation https://www.barillacfn.com/m/publications/a-one-health-approach-to-food.pdf