Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Friedman Seminar: Miriam Nelson and Tim Griffin

This Friedman Seminar features Miriam Nelson, associate dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and Friedman School professor, and Tim Griffin, director of Friedman's Agriculture Food and Environment Program, speaking on the topic of "Dietary Guidelines and Sustainability." This seminar was held on October 14th, 2015.

BFN - Beginning Farmer Network

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change | Programs: Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass) is a collaborative group of farmers and farm service providers dedicated to beginning farmer success in Massachusetts. By creating more space for networking and collaboration amongst Beginning Farmers and Service Providers we hope to bring together people who want to work on similar issues, who want to share information and lessons learned, and who can inspire each other by the work they are already doing.

Incentives for Healthy Eating

A little extra purchasing power at the grocery seems to help promote better diets for people on public assistance.

Very few of us eat enough fruits and vegetables, and for the more than 47 million Americans who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, that number is a bit smaller still. 

Friedman Seminar: Digging Deep: Creative Expressions on Food Justice

This Friedman Seminar features four Boston-area community leaders, telling their stories about how food justice has played a role in their lives and work: "Digging Deep: Creative Expressions on Food Justice." This seminar was held on February 24, 2016.

In the words of researcher and storyteller Dr. Brené Brown, "Stories are just data with a soul." Stories are a way to elucidate different points of view, highlight unique perspectives, and provide depth to our understanding of the world.

IMMANA Fellowships

The 12-month IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health research.

Values and Value in Coffee

Specialty Coffee Association of America Symposium 2014 

How can we better understand the ways that people value coffee? In this talk presented at Symposium 2014, Dr. Sean Cash shares his perspectives on the intrinsic and perceived value of coffee and takes a look at labeling, ethical consumption, and consumer behavior. Dr. Cash sheds light on how consumers value social aspects of coffee relative to other attributes, and how point-of-sale messaging impacts consumers' demand for coffee. 

Credence by the Cup: Consumer Interest in Environmental Attributes of Food and Beverages

Sean Cash, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Consumer Interest in Environmental Attributes of Food and Beverages

Tufts Environmental Studies Lunch and Learn 2014 

Climate Change and Agriculture: Tufts Researchers Explore Changing Monsoon Patterns

Longer monsoon seasons with increased daily rainfall, aspects of climate change, are contributing to reduced tea yield in regions of China, with implications for crop management and harvesting strategies, according to findings by a global interdisciplinary team led by Tufts University researchers and published online recently in Climate.

Rebecca Boehm

I am a PhD Candidate in the Agriculture Food and Environment Program (AFE) at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. I completed my M.S. in Nutrition in the AFE program with a specialization in economics in May 2012.

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