Food & Water

Food & Water to Sustain the World.

We see the effects of climate change in on food, water, and energy

Extreme weather is the new normal.

Science points to more extreme droughts, floods and heat waves with impacts on crops, energy sources, water sources, regions and infrastructure.

Water scarcity is the new normal.

As glaciers and snow at high altitudes disappear due to warmer weather, less fresh water flows down to watersheds. Water is needed for survival, agriculture and energy.

Food price unpredictability is the new normal.

It’s harder and harder to plan for both large and small agriculture. It is also harder for all businesses that use agricultural products to project earnings.

 ”The bright side is, positive effects are multiplied in the same way as negatives. For instance, renewable energy’s light touch on water supplies adds to its advantages. And you don’t have to be a survivalist or a locavore to appreciate the convenience and taste of localized options as well as their sustainability. That is why cities from Seattle to Detroit are looking at ways to increase and incentivize urban agriculture.”

Who is Taking the First Step

Cities:

Austin                              Detroit                             Hong Kong

Seattle                             Washington D.C.

Countries:

Colombia                         Cuba                                Egypt 

Japan 

Government:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Organizations:

Food & Agriculture Organization UN organization working to improve food security and regular food access for rural populations.

Food Recovery Network Works with Universities to collect left over food and deliver it to near by shelters or food banks.

Food Waste Reduction Alliance the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) working to reduce the food industry environmental impact and hunger issues in America.

FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies) project by the European Commission of stakeholders to prevent  waste across the whole supply chain.

Think·Eat·Save United Nations Environment Programme campaign Zero Hunger Challenge to reduce food waste.

Universities Waste Reduction Campaigns:

Campus Conservation Nationals               Baylor University                Kenyon College

Oberlin College                                      University of Houston              Rice University

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces


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