Helpful Layperson Articles on Sustainable, Resilient, Regenerative and Just Food Systems that Support Planetary Health.

by | Aug 24, 2020 | Sustainability | 0 comments

The below is a work in progress list of helpful articles  for anyone interested in learning more about making our food system more sustainable and equitableThis information is geared towards providing the public education around the intersection between the food system, climate change, and human health. 

 

    1. RESILIENCE: “Building Resilience into our Food Systems”
    2. ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
      1. Friends of the Earth:  “Organic for All”
      2. Food Print: “What is Regenerative Agriculture?”
      3. Food Print: “Raising Crops Sustainably”
      4. Rodale Institute: “3 Studies that Show that Healthy Soil = Healthy People” 
      5. Rodale Institute: “Why Organic?”
      6. NRDC (National Resources Defense Council): “Organic Farming Protects Communities from Toxic Chemicals” 
      7. NRDC:Organic Farming Keeps Toxic Pesticides Off Our Plates” 
    3. GENERAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN FOOD SYSTEM AND ENVIRONMENT:
      1. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: “Food and Climate Change”
      2. Food Choices For a Healthy Planet: “Food and Climate Explained” 
      3. Food Choices For a Healthy Planet:“Food and Environment”: This is a webpage with numerous topics from Sustainable to Seafood to Soil to Plastics.
      4. Food Insigh: “What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Our Food” 
    4. EATING LOCAL:
      1. FORBES: “Reasons to eat local”
    5. IMPACT OF MEAT PRODUCTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE CHANGE
      1. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: “The Environmental Costs of Meat Production” 
      2. Prevention Magazine: “Why Cutting Back on Beef Is Good for You and the Planet” 
    6. HEALTHY SOIL
      1. FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization: “Healthy Soil Fact Sheet”
      2. “Soil Health Means Better Human Health”: 
      3. Rodale Institute: “3 Studies that Show that Healthy Soil = Healthy People”
    7. HAZARDS OF PESTICIDES
      1. CNN: Plastics and pesticides: Health impacts of synthetic chemicals in US products doubled in last 5 years, study finds 
    8. PLANT BASED EATING
      1. Plant Based Data: https://www.plantbaseddata.org/
    9. RACISM IN THE FOOD SYSTEM
      1. Yes Magazine: “4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System” by Leah Penniman
      2. Black National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) organizes for black food and land:

     

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MARY PURDY, RD, INTEGRATIVE & ECO-CONSCIOUS REGISTERED DIETITIAN

First things first: I love chocolate. I love kale. And I consume them both regularly, but generally not at the same time (although, ask me about my chocolate, berry & kale smoothie!) I also love helping people find easy ways make their body, mind, and life better while also making eco-friendly choices that support the health of our planet.

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