Growing Science: a new University of St. Thomas project on urban agriculture

Global demand for food is rapidly rising because of increasing population and a general shift to higher calorie, meat-rich diets. At the same time, the impacts of agriculture on the environment, including nutrient pollution and agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions, are already at unsustainable levels. These conflicting challenges mean there are no easy solutions. We could … Continue reading Growing Science: a new University of St. Thomas project on urban agriculture

BrightSide – a new distribution model for reducing food insecurity

Food insecurity - defined as limited access to affordable, nutritious food - is a growing problem in the United States. It tends to be particularly high in low-income urban areas where car ownership is low and supermarkets are rare. The small food stores that do exist in underserved areas are often filled with high-fat, high-sugar … Continue reading BrightSide – a new distribution model for reducing food insecurity