Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Respecting Our Food

Respecting Our Food

Environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke tells conference that we need to preserve diverse crops varieties.

Calling All Food Rescuers

Calling All Food Rescuers

How one Friedman student is helping Boston say no to food waste.

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

President Donald Trump has made it clear that foreign aid is not a top priority for his administration. His 2018 budget proposal includes steep cuts to the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations.

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Recovery from storm that destroyed up to 85 percent of crops will take time and effort, say Friedman School experts.

The hurricane that swept through Puerto Rico on September 20 practically wiped out the island’s agricultural sector, destroying 80 to 85 percent of crops by some estimates. Getting emergency food and water to people for the near future has already proven a big challenge. But in the long-term, the agricultural damage may create more of an economic crisis than a food crisis, according to Tufts faculty.

Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).

This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Tufts researchers are finding that climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea, creating small differences that could have big consequences.

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Friedman students tasked to represent views of North America in a global dialogue in Rome: Young scientists actively involved in UN priority-setting around the global actions needed to achieve healthy diets and nutrition

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

USDA Awards New RIDGE Center to Partnership of Tufts and UConn.

 

New Entry Awarded Grant

New Entry Awarded Grant

More Help is On the Way for New Farmers and Ranchers: USDA NIFA Apprenticeship Award to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for National Farm and Ranch Learning Network

Feeding a Growing Population

Feeding a Growing Population

U.S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

New model suggests that vegetarian diet with dairy products could feed the greatest number of people when compared to other diets

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