Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

The Friedman School is pleased to announce that this year’s student Commencement speaker is Nayla Bezares, MS candidate in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program. 
Dean Mozaffarian Guests on Food Talk with Alum Dani Nierenberg

Dean Mozaffarian Guests on Food Talk with Alum Dani Nierenberg

Dean Dariush Mozaffarian recently joined Friedman Alumna Dani Nierenberg for a conversation about maneuvering out of the global nutrition crisis while guaranteeing a better future for the food system.  Created in August 2018, the podcast “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” features chefs, experts, and activists outlining their ideal food system—and how their projects are making a better food system more attainable.
How to Feed the World

How to Feed the World

Feeding nine billion people by 2050 will be a big problem. The solution should be tiny. 
What Foods Are Better for the Earth?

What Foods Are Better for the Earth?

A new study assesses the environmental sustainability impact of food suggestions in the national Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Consumers’ food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions

Consumers’ food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions

Consumers’ food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change
Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Reauthorized every five years, each new iteration of the farm bill may establish new programs, end old programs, and modify continuing programs related to how our food is grown, how our citizens are fed, and how our land is used. Food and agricultural policy can be exceedingly complex, so, in advance of the 2018 reauthorization, bolster your farm bill knowledge with this helpful infographic and some wise words from our Friedman community experts.
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.