Blog Posts in Food

  • Rising to the Challenge of Sustainable Food Production

    The challenges we face in growing food – an expanding population, climate change, finite resources – impact all of us today, and could shape our lives and our quality of life in the years to come. The math is simple:  we need to feed two billion more people by 2050. How we do it in a manner that also sustains our environment is a more complex equation.  ...Read More »

  • From the Soil Up: Responsible Agriculture in Action

    Meriwether Hardie Rainforest Alliance Guatemala

      Mario Dionisio Valle stands in front of me, tall and proud, as we look over his three-acre coffee farm. "My coffee plants are my heart," he explains, "they center my life, and all my activities flow through and around them. My life calendar is measured by the cycle of their growing and harvest." The lush, green coffee bushes thrive on the steep mountainside around us. Below, the land drops off into a deep valley, and then rises again into a horizon of jagged mountains. A waterfall cascades off the valley’s edge. The air is hot and dry, and clings to my lungs as we climb upwards. ...Read More »

  • 7 Questions with Meriwether Hardie

    This ongoing Q&A series profiles a few of the speakers we're looking forward to seeing at this year's Net Impact Conference. Meriwether is a Senior Executive Associate with the Rainforest Alliance and will be speaking in our Sustainable Food & Agriculture and Environment & Natural Resources tracks. ...Read More »

  • 8 Questions with Shivani Ganguly

    This ongoing Q&A series profiles a few of the speakers we're looking forward to seeing at this year's Net Impact Conference. Shivani is the Founder at Friday Consulting and will be speaking in our Sustainable Food & Agriculture track. If you could spend 15 minutes with one impact hero past or present, who would it be and why? I'm a big fan of Jane Jacobs and her work on urban planning. It has deeply informed my work with food businesses and building communities. I'd love to talk with her over a glass of wine about creating public/private urban spaces. ...Read More »

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