agricultural energy use

Meatless Monday Interviewed on WABC New York

Our friends at Meatless Monday are at it again...getting some fantastic coverage in the news, that is. The movement is spreading throughout the country and even Oprah, Michael Pollan and Chef Kathy Freston are enthusiastically showing their support for Meatless Monday.

Heroic Endeavor: Cindy and Mike Ridenour’s Meadow Maid Foods

Learn how Cindy and Mike Ridenour, along with their daughter, Mary, have successfully operated Meadow Maid Foods - a sustainable producer and purveyor of grassfed beef and numerous vegetables - by integrating water and energy inputs to make their ranch nearly self-sufficient.

Energy and Agriculture

Energy has always been essential for the production of food. Prior to the industrial revolution, the primary energy input for agriculture was the sun. As a result of the industrialization and consolidation of agriculture, food production has become increasingly dependent on energy derived from fossil fuels.

A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up

Meat has more of an impact on the environment than any other food we eat because livestock require so much more food, water, land, and energy than plants to raise and transport. Take a look at what goes into just one quarter-pound of hamburger meat.

TRANSCRIPT: Heroic Endeavors: Cindy Ridenour of Meadow Maid Foods

TRANSCRIPT: "Heroic Endeavors" interview with Cindy Ridenour who, along with her husband Mike and their daughter, Mary, have successfully operated Meadow Maid Foods - a sustainable producer and purveyor of grassfed beef and numerous vegetables. By integrating water and energy inputs they have made their ranch nearly self-sufficient. By Kai Olson-Sawyer.

US Food Waste Problem Ripe for Action

The average American family of four throws away the equivalent of up to $2,275 annually in food; just one of many astonishing facts in a new analysis by NRDC.

Energy and Agriculture

As a result of the industrialization and consolidation of agriculture, food production has become increasingly dependent on energy derived from fossil fuels. Food crops are also becoming fuels themselves.

Solstice 2012: Keeping the Faith

2012 was a difficult year for many people, and ends on a particularly somber note following the recent shooting in Connecticut. Here in New York, many are still without power after Superstorm Sandy wrought such tremendous devastation on the Mid-Atlantic. Perhaps more than ever, we are eager, not only to bid adieu to the worst of 2012, but to set our intentions for a brighter 2013.

Solar Could Help Water Nebraska-Grown Crops

A new pilot program will help Nebraska's farmers look towards the sun to power their irrigation. But just like homeowners, farmers should also take advantage of their countless energy - and water - efficiency opportunities.

The Nexus by the Numbers

Looking for evidence of how the United States' food, water and energy are connected? Here are a few statistics to illustrate the intersections.

Corporations Are People (Concerned About the Nexus), Too!

Corporations around the world have taken a keen interest in the nexus of food, water and energy. In a recent workshop at The Wharton School, business leaders laid out the reasons why these interconnections are so important to their future.

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