Read the Articles and Prepare for the Upcoming Session on Food and Farming
Rene Van Acker, Evan Fraser, and Lenore Newman's "5 technologies that will help make the food system carbon neutral" in The Conversation (18 May 2022)
"Globally, about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and food systems. The carbon footprint of food systems includes all the emissions from its growing, processing, transportation and waste. Agriculture is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change and, as the conflict in Ukraine demonstrates, food systems can be exposed to geopolitics. Several technologies are already available that can help decarbonize the complex systems that link producers and consumers. These technologies can also make our food systems much more resilient to global threats. Here are five that we think show tremendous potential..."
Read more here: https://theconversation.com/5-technologies-that-will-help-make-the-food-system-carbon-neutral-182846
Julia Simon's "World Food Prize goes to former farmer who answers climate change question: 'So what?'" on NPR (5 May 2022)
Scientist – and former farmer – Cynthia Rosenzweig was one of the first researchers making projections of how the changing climate would affect North American crops in the 1980s. She's the founder of the "Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project" or "AgMIP," a multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,000 researchers worldwide working on climate modeling and agriculture. Now Rosenzweig has won the World Food Prize for her work helping the global community recognize and predict climate change's effect on food systems and her leadership to give countries new solutions to ease the impact. NPR's Julia Simon interviews Rosenzweig, who explains why tackling the climate crisis and food requires new approaches to research, fields a question from a worried farmer in Nigeria and tells how she keeps her own eco-anxiety at bay.
Read the full interview: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/05/05/1096797684/world-food-prize-goes-to-former-farmer-who-answers-climate-change-question-so-wh