sustainability and innovation through the food that we grow, eat, and waste
The Foodshed Initiative is a project of the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, Office of Service-Learning, and the Office of Sustainability. The program will enhance the social infrastructure at UGA, engage the campus as a living laboratory, and support experiential learning, research, and public service and outreach to promote food security and sustainable food systems at UGA and in the communities we serve.
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How can we produce higher yields of nutritious food with less land and resources?
- Food by the Numbers: Feeding our Hungry Planet
- Johns Hopkins Foodspan Learning Module
- Interactive tool for assessing the impact of personal diet on climate
- The Future of Food Module from INTEGRATE
- Climate Change Food Calculator
- UGA Students Give Back with UGArden
- The Dark History of Bananas-John Soluri, November 2, 2020
- The World According to Monsanto, July 2, 2013
- Unbroken Ground, A New Old Way to Grow Food, August 4, 2016
- Inside The Growing Shift Toward Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Farming| Sunday Today, November 24, 2019
- Is Organic Food Really Better, Healthy Food or Trendy Scam, January 13, 2019
- Are GMO’s Good or Bad, Genetic Engineering and Our Food, March 30, 2017
- How the coronavirus is disrupting the global food supply, Apr 11, 2020
- The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems, March 26, 2020
- Book: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? By Eric Holt-Gemenez
- Book: The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock by Tony Weis
- Book: Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health
Is starvation due to a lack of food or rather due to poor food distribution systems? Do you know how long the different grocery items you bought travelled before arriving in your fridge?
- Video: Kimbal Musk’s Farm of the Future
- Video: The Need for More Equitable Food Distribution
- Video: Automating the Grocery Warehouse
- Video: Is Fair Trade Really Fair?
- Article: Secret Life of Supermarkets Shines a Light on Bounty’s Darkside – NPR
- Article: How Online Grocery Delivery Could Help Alleviate Food Deserts – NPR
- Article: COVID-19 Threatens Food Supply Chains As Farms Worry About Workers Falling Ill - NPR
- Article: Farmworkers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Keep the U.S. Fed – National Geographic
- Book: Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power, and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel
- Book: Urban Food Sharing: Rules, Tools, and Networks by Anna Davies
Do we need to change the way we eat in order to achieve better environmental and health outcomes?
- Teach Every Child About Food, Jamie Oliver, February 12, 2010
- Why Meat is the Best Worst Thing in the World, September 30, 2018
- Which Type of Milk is Best for You? Jonathan J. O’Sullivan & Grace E. Cunningham, October 20, 2020
“Peanuts May Offer Nutrition Important for School Success,” Anisha Gupta, April 28, 2020
- Book: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Micheal Pollan
- Book: Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals? by Charles Horn
- Book: The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker
How do we create a reliable food system in the face of climate change and poor land management?
- Running out of Time | Documentary on Holistic Management, May 1, 2018
- Regina Soarelui Queen of the Sun, September 3, 2017
- Let's talk about soil, December 4, 2014
- 50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything | Short Film Showcase, April 24, 2017
- Biodiversity for food security and nutrition: 30 years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (FAO UN)
- How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything (Featuring UGA professor Pam Knox)
- Your Questions about Food and Climate Change Answered
- Together We Can Cool the Planet
How do we meet the agricultural needs of a population that is expected to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050?
- Can we create the "perfect" farm? - Brent Loken, October 12, 2020
- Drones, robots, and super sperm – the future of farming | DW Documentary (Farming documentary) February 7, 2019
- How Cuban agriculture went from industrial to sustainable, July 20, 2018
- Growing Roots - This Farmer Is Taking Root On Your Rooftops // Discovery on Viddsee, June 30, 2016
- The Future of Farming, May 17, 2017
- Made in Israel: Agriculture, September 13, 2013
- Vertical Harvest Farms
- Farming Robots
- Agrivoltaics: a win-win system to combine food and energy production? Hélène Marrou, September 21, 2019
- Learn how the Netherlands is Feeding the World – National Geographic
- The Biggest Breakthrough In Agriculture To Help Feed The Planet Might Come From Outer Space – learn about IndigoAg
- 40 Organizations that are Shaking Up the Food System
- Book: The Fate of Food by Amanda Little
Why do human rights issues like forced labor persist in the modern global food system?
- Video: Raj Patel: What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism
- Video: Drought and Famine, Crash Course World History #208
- Video: The Price of Sugar
- Child Labor in Agriculture – FAO
- Article: The pesticide industry playbook for poisoning the earth
- Article: How the Super-Rich Drive Cropland Expansion Via Direct Investment in Agriculture
- Interview: The WeedKiller That Went Rogue – Shortwave NPR
- Movie: The Garden (2008) is about a South Central farm that was established after the L.A. Riots. In a back-room deal, the City of Los Angeles sold the property to a developer and the urban farmers were evicted.
- Article: Coronavirus Travel Bans Squeeze Migrant Labor – Time Magazine
- Video: What’s Motivating Hayes – The story of Tyrone Hayes and Atrazine. Read the Full Story
- Book: Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice, and the Agrarian Question by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
- Book: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States by Seth Holmes
- Book: The Pandemic Century by Mark Honigsbaum