Live Longer with the Power 9 Blog 1 of 4 -by Seth Glingle The Power 9 are characteristics commonly found in areas of the world where living to be 100 is unsurprising. The Blue Zones project have visited these areas, and have gathered information on how we can implement these characteristics into our own lives…. Read more »
Posts on the food system, from student blog posts and essays assigned in Sustainability Studies course SUST-S360 Just Food: Sustainable Food Systems.
How Vegans Are Saving Our World
By Ashley Fink Sustainability Studies student I know, I know. It seems crazy to think that choosing not to eat meat could be making the world a better place for anyone other than livestock, but in many ways, this is true. Have you ever heard of Meatless Mondays? Do you know what all the fuss… Read more »
Moving to a more responsible lifestyle, without the shock element (part 3)
By Amy Mazurek Sustainability Studies Student As we approach Earth Day, we’ve decided to share a series of reflections on how one person is trying to move towards a more responsible, and sustainable, lifestyle. Moving to an organic, sustainable, and greener lifestyle sounds great, but can be overwhelming. The earth-loving life is enticing, but the… Read more »
Risks of GMOs
By Holly Eaton Sustainability Studies student Now that I have stated the benefits towards the use of genetically modified organisms, I must explain the risks associated with them as well. The topic of genetically modified organisms is very controversial right now so a lot of people are strongly against the idea of them. According to… Read more »
Benefits of GMO’s
By Holly Eaton Sustainability Studies Student Although a lot of people disagree with the use of genetically modified organisms, there are some possible benefits to the use of them. According to the article “The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods” written by Margaret McLean, there are several benefits… Read more »
What is a GMO?
By Holly Eaton Sustainability Studies student In the news and on the social media sites we often hear about the term GMO. What is a GMO and what purpose does it serve? The term GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, such as plants or animals that have been genetically modified with DNA from bacteria, viruses,… Read more »
Organic + Homegrown = Health
Realistic ways anyone can plan to reduce pesticides and save money in your life 1. Make your own compost Don’t buy dirt anymore- save food scraps from landfill you can save money. 2. Grow your own vegetables Eliminate the transportation costs involved in the supermarkets. Eat truly fresh foods –actually picked straight of the vine…. Read more »
What the Frack?!
By Ashley Fink If you’ve been keeping up with environmental news lately, then you know all about fracking. If you’re one of those in the dark, I’ll shed a little light on this term. No, it’s not that cool word that not-so-subtly replaced a certain “more colorful” word in the Stargate SG1 universe. Fracking is… Read more »
Living Off the Fat of the Land
By Richard Hall Sustainability Studies student If you are hungry, just look around and with a keen eye, and you will find food. Even though the American food economy has made sure to keep people eating and hungry for more and more store shelves full of options, others are hungry for something different. Foraging for… Read more »
Sustainability – It starts at home!
By Bryan Good You want fresh vegetables but aren’t sure if your grocery store has yours or their best interest in mind. Vegetable stands are nice but you don’t know how long since they’ve been picked. This post is a discussion of a couple benefits of gardening. At first glance, gardening appears to be a project… Read more »