FoodFighters
1.1K views | +0 today
Follow
FoodFighters
Because Healthy Food is something worth figthing for!
Curated by Dany Fortin
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Digital-News on Scoop.it today
Scoop.it!

These Silicon Valley-Backed Startups Are Looking To Revolutionize Your Food

These Silicon Valley-Backed Startups Are Looking To Revolutionize Your Food | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
It looks like Silicon Valley venture capitalists have found the next industry they would like to disrupt: Food.  A batch of food startups have sprung up over the last few years, backed by big money, with the goal of revolutionizing the way that we...

Via Thomas Faltin
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from green streets
Scoop.it!

Earth Screening: the Winning proposal for Holland 'sustainable farming' pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Earth Screening: the Winning proposal for Holland 'sustainable farming' pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

New Holland Agriculture have chosen the winner of the international competition for their 1,500 square meters pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The proposal, by Carlo Ratti Associati, is called Earth Screening, and features an agricultural field on its roof, similar to a giant 3D printer thanks to the constant activity of two robotized, self-driving tractors.

Emanuela Recchi, chairman of Recchi Engineering, describes Earth Screening as “a pavilion capable of expressing the principles of sustainability, efficiency, and energy production of a modern ‘Sustainable Farm’.” The design concept proposes an innovative and efficient pavilion, allowing visitors to interact with the latest research, products and innovations developed by New Holland.

The aim is that the energy for the pavilion – including that for the selfdriving tractors on the roof – will be generated on site. After the Expo, the New Holland pavilion will be dismantled and reconstructed in a second location as an innovative didactic farm, embodying the very idea of recycling and sustainability.



Via Lauren Moss
more...
Donovan Gillman's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:58 AM

Is this the future or is it just another "futurescape" daydream?

Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Sustainable imagination
Scoop.it!

Le bio est-il vraiment moins productif que le conventionnel ?

Le bio est-il vraiment moins productif que le conventionnel ? | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

"L’argument est bien rodé et passablement ancré dans l’esprit de tout un chacun. Si nous ne passons pas massivement à l’agriculture biologique en France et dans le monde, c’est parce qu’ « on ne pourrait pas nourrir la planète ». Depuis quelques années, études, contre-études, proclamations et démentis se succèdent. A tel point qu’il devient difficile de se faire une idée claire et de soutenir une position. Au delà des chapelles et des idéologies, regardons concrètement ce qu’il en est."


Via Laurence Serfaty
more...
Thierry Curty's comment, December 23, 2013 4:39 AM
Le problème n'est pas la productivité à échelle micro, mais à échelle macro. Tant que vous produisez du bio à surface non mécanisée, on est largement au-dessus de l'agriculture industrielle. A échelle macro, donc mécanisée, si aujourd'hui le bio produit seulement 20% de moins que l'agriculture traditionnelle, c'est grâce à cette dernière, qui lutte contre les ravageurs. Mais où le problème se pose, c'est justement de pouvoir nourrir la population. Comme on ne peut pas mécaniser à échelle industrielle l'agroécologie en respectant les principes de production qui permettent d'avoir un niveau de production comme les non-mécanisés, ça fait que l'agriculture bio ne peut pas nourrir le monde, point! Ca, c'est facile à comprendre. Alors, des techniques sont mises au point pour industrialiser quand même l'agriculture bio, avoir des systèmes de cultures en très haute densité, en bande alternées, afin de pouvoir mécaniser. Mais ça implique de nouvelles variétés, résistantes à la promiscuité et au réseau racinaire beaucoup plus dense pour mieux collecter le phosphate dans les sols érodés. Des plants qui n'existent pas encore, mais sont en en cours de développement. Et après, il y aura aussi le problème de la logistique derrière, bien plus compliquée, donc beaucoup plus chère, qui se répercutera sur le prix à la consommation, en raison de la diversité plus grande. Aujourd'hui, dans une grande région céréalière on récolte trois, au plus quatre produits. Avec un système agroécologique, on va en récolter vingt ou trente, avec tout ce que ça implique : plus de silos, plus de camions, plus de centrales de traitement, des réseaux de distribution beaucoup plus complexes. Et donc, de passer à l'agroécologie signifie une empreinte de la part alimentaire sur le revenu des ménages beaucoup plus conséquente, donc une très forte baisse de pouvoir d'achat, ce qui aura des conséquences sur la production de richesse et donc le développement sociétal. Un problème qui va bien au-delà des petites visions que l'on voit partout en présentant des jardins de quelques m2 sans avoir la capacité d'imaginer ce que nourrir une ville comme l'agglomération parisienne de 11 millions d'habitants implique.
Raphael Souchier's comment, January 1, 2014 9:22 AM
@Thierry Curty, merci de ce commentaire détaillé. Les hypothèses que vous proposez ne semblent pas confirmées par un grand nombre d'études réalisées un peu partout sur la planète depuis une vingtaine d'années. Ces dernières sont évoquées dans le chapitre 4 de mon livre "Made in Local", récemment publié chers Eyrolles. Bonne lecture ... et bonne année.
Thierry Curty's comment, January 1, 2014 9:50 AM
Ce ne sont pas des hypothèses et si, justement, la totalité des études démontre ce que je dis. Lorsqu'une étude dit que le bio pourrait nourrir le monde, elle ne parle pas de ce bio que nous connaissons aujourd'hui. Elle parle d'un bio évolué, complexe, nécessitant des compétences que 99% des agriculteurs, y compris les bios, n'ont pas. IL faut des techniciens agricoles, des ingénieurs agronomes. De l'agroforesterie, du pastoralisme, de la culture très haute densité, de la permaculture en bandes mécanisables. Non, le bio ne peut pas nourrir le monde tel qu'il est là. Pour nourrir le monde en bio, tel qu'il existe aujourd'hui, il faudrait une quantité phénoménale de bras, qui n'existe pas. La permaculture n'étant pas mécanisable, elle n'est pas exploitable à grande échelle. Et si l'avenir est à l'agrobiologie, c'est avec l'agriculture à très haute densité avec de nouveaux plants high-tech, sélectionnés pour être capables de supporter la promiscuité de la très haute densité et le manque de phosphate. AUCUNE étude n'a jamais prétendu que le fait de produire en supprimant les pesticides permettrait de nourrir le monde. Pour cela, il faudrait plusieurs centaines de millions de petites exploitations, ce qui n'est bien évidemment pas possible. Et la gestion logistique que l'agrobiologie impose est également un autre casse-tête. Votre livre s'intitule "made in local"...rien que le titre évoque ce qu'il veut bien dire...et donc que seul le local est assuré...mais il y a tout le reste du monde. En bio, vous ne pourriez même pas nourrir Paris. Pour cela, il faudrait déjà plusieurs centaines de milliers d'employés, qui travaillent, pliés en deux, pour un salaire de misère, les pieds dans la boue. Vous ne trouverez bien évidemment jamais autant d'esclaves que nécessaire pour faire ça, sauf à les importer, comme à l'époque de la traite négrière. L'agrobiologie, c'est l'avenir, mais ce n'est pas du "bio" au sens où nous l'entendons aujourd'hui, en supprimant les pesticides. Ca, ce n'est pas vrai du tout. Je vous ferai d'ailleurs remarquer que les pesticides ne datent que d'une soixantaine d'années. Donc on sait très bien ce que ça donne l'agriculture sans pesticides. Et là, c'est vite vu! Produire local est une chose, nourrir le monde en est une autre et là c'est un casse-tête chinois. Tant que nous en sommes à 2% de bio, on peut pavoiser. On pourra probablement pavoiser même à dix fois plus que ça. Mais au-delà, ça va commencer à devenir compliqué. Je vais quand même lire votre livre, pour information, le local m'intéresse beaucoup. xD merci, bonne année.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Trends in Sustainability
Scoop.it!

Complex Disasters in a Globalized World: A Look at the 2008 Food Crisis | World Resources Institute

Complex Disasters in a Globalized World: A Look at the 2008 Food Crisis | World Resources Institute | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

Globalization means that we are all connected—for good or for bad. Systems are connected across countries and sectors. For instance, food production is intimately connected to energy, water, and finance, and drought in the United States can raise food prices for people all around the world. Changes in one or a few factors in interlinked systems may trigger crises that cascade across time and space in unpredictable ways.

A new WRI issue brief, Weaving the Net, explores how complex, global crises can have profound impacts on low-income, vulnerable households. In many cases, climate change can exacerbate these impacts. The world experienced this fact—to dramatic effect—when the food crisis unexpectedly erupted in 2008.


Via Olive Ventures
more...
Olive Ventures's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:55 AM

This is a really good article.

Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Debunking sustainable food myths

We demystify the local food movement with a simple guide to some of the most common misconceptions about sustainable eating
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Supply Chain Sustainability: The New Frontier - Forbes

Supply Chain Sustainability: The New Frontier - Forbes | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Supply Chain Sustainability: The New Frontier
Forbes
Peruvian coffee farmer Maria Eufemia Madonado Ocaño holds a leaf from a coffee tree on her farm that is infected with rust. “My coffee was beautiful,” she said.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Plant Breeding and Genomics News
Scoop.it!

Fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition with neglected and underutilized species (NUS): needs, challenges and the way forward

Fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition with neglected and underutilized species (NUS): needs, challenges and the way forward | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

Neglected and underutilized species (NUS) are those to which little attention is paid or which are entirely ignored by agricultural researchers, plant breeders and policymakers1. Typically, NUS are not traded as commodities. They are wild or semi-domesticated varieties and non-timber forest species adapted to particular, often quite local, environments. Many of these varieties and species, along with a wealth of traditional knowledge about their cultivation and use, are being lost at an alarming rate. Yet NUS present tremendous opportunities for fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition. And they can help make agricultural production systems more resilient to climate change. Not least, acknowledgment of the value of NUS in traditional foods and cultures can empower indigenous communities (women in particular) and reaffirm their identity. The time for action on NUS is now. There is a growing realization that agriculture must diversify. NUS have an important role to play in advancing agricultural development beyond the Green Revolution model of improving and raising the yields of staple crops.


Via Plant Breeding and Genomics News
more...
Plant Breeding and Genomics News's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:45 PM

Free PDF it the book is available.

Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Vertical Farm - Food Factory
Scoop.it!

The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog) | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog) It is interesting to watch this process unfold, seeing how farmers, advocates, and urban design professionals are envisioning and (sometimes) working...

Via Alan Yoshioka
more...
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:03 PM

How are farmers, advocates, and urban design professionals envisioning and (sometimes) working together? Not much, if at all, in my and the surrounding communities, so far, as far as I can see. 

Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Del Monte Foods Partners with Wisconsin Growers, Suppliers and Second Harvest on Innovative Food Bank Program | Sustainable Brands

Del Monte Foods Partners with Wisconsin Growers, Suppliers and Second Harvest on Innovative Food Bank Program | Sustainable Brands | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Del Monte collaborated with ten contracted growers, twelve trucking companies, one custom harvest company and Silgan can suppliers to provide Second Harvest with non-aged packaged food at a cost-effective price.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism
Scoop.it!

Agricool

Agricool | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.Raising more agri-social entrepreneurs. It is making agriculture more fashionable and enticing for the young as a career choice while helping farmers and their children.

 


Via Rick Passo
more...
Rick Passo's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:02 AM

http://iamagricool.com/ ;

 

cherrie atilano

@cdatilano 

Farmerpie.Filipina, Social Entrepreneur, Agriculturist, Landscape Designer, Gawad Kalinga Fulltime Worker,TOSPian
Quezon City 


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agricool/264719296976410


Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.DescriptionFarming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.Raising more agri-social entrepreneurs. It is making agriculture more fashionable and enticing for the young as a career choice while helping farmers and their children.


Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm is home to 50 families, over 500 people, which are former illegal settlers in Manila. Its mission is to give land to the landless, a home to the homeless and food for the hungry.

Through social tourism, visitors will not just see places but also meet people who they would not normally encounter and build relationships. This will encourage them to come back and will hopefully even encourage them to share their skills and goodwill. 

https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm

GK Enchanted Farm

@gkefarm


Angat, Bulacan, Philippines

Gawad Kalinga

@GawadKalingaHQ

We believe that we can do something concrete to end poverty. Join us and bring the work of nation building to every town and city all over the country.

Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Attitude BIO
Scoop.it!

Peut-on faire confiance à l'huile de palme "durable"?

Peut-on faire confiance à l'huile de palme "durable"? | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Ferrero ou Nestlé achètent de l'huile certifiée par l'organisation RSPO. Les cultures labellisées doivent respecter l'environnement et les populations locales. Mais qu'en est-il vraiment?

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Global Aquaculture News & Events
Scoop.it!

Maggot brain, sustainability reports

Maggot brain, sustainability reports | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

David Suzuki has got behind a Vancouver start-up which aims to produce fish feed from insect larvae as a more sustainable alternative to fishmeal


Via Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS
Scoop.it!

Living lab tests urban food farming

Living lab tests urban food farming | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
An innovative "living lab" has been set up in a former warehouse to research the best ways for people in urban areas to feed themselves in the future.

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
more...
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:51 AM

Here are some ideas for urban fresh food farming that are being tested.

Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Urbanisme
Scoop.it!

Encouraging an Urban Food Revolution Around the World

Encouraging an Urban Food Revolution Around the World | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

Why has a local food movement that started in a rather run-down Yorkshire mill town turned into a phenomenon that’s catching people’s imagination around the world?

Incredible Edible Todmorden has been going six years since its co-founder, Pam Warhurst, came back from a conference inspired to take action in her community; since community worker Mary Clear dug up her rose garden and planted vegetables with a big sign saying ‘help yourself’; and since ‘propaganda planter’ Nick Green turned the derelict medical centre where mass murderer Harold Shipman used to practice into a free feast for passers-by.

Today there are more than 50 Incredible Edible groups around the UK, linked under the auspices of the community network Locality. In France more than 300 groups have sprouted up, loosely connected via social media; and there are many more worldwide, from Montreal to Mali.


Via Lockall
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Eco Village
Scoop.it!

How to Grow Chickens Without Buying Grain – by Only Feeding Them Compost

How to Grow Chickens Without Buying Grain – by Only Feeding Them Compost | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Whilst on a tour of the US, Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton was giving a talk at Montpelier, Vermont, when a young man suggested we film

Via Flora Moon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Microgreens
Scoop.it!

Blog

Blog | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
We have been quiet for a bit because of our development of a new Microgreenfarm Classroom kit that is designed to introduce microgreens and plants into classrooms and curriculums.  We have been...

Via Alan Yoshioka
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Sustainability and food: what do consumers really want? - live chat - The Guardian

Sustainability and food: what do consumers really want? - live chat - The Guardian | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Sustainability and food: what do consumers really want? - live chat
The Guardian
Join a panel of experts for a live chat on Wednesday 20 November from 12-1pm GMT consumer attitudes towards sustainability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

The Menu Says “Snapper.” Really? - Issue 6: Secret Codes - Nautilus

The Menu Says “Snapper.” Really? - Issue 6: Secret Codes - Nautilus | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Take it from a former cashier: Barcodes revolutionized the grocery store. No longer would an overworked and underpaid employee struggle…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Wind power helps make agriculture more sustainable

Wind power helps make agriculture more sustainable | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
The University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center is using wind turbines to create fertilizer, reducing fossil-fuel consumption in agriculture.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dany Fortin from Plant Breeding and Genomics News
Scoop.it!

Shawn Yarnes, the PBG Content Coordinator, is Leaving to join the Generation Challenge Program's Integrated Breeding Platform

Shawn Yarnes, the PBG Content Coordinator,  is Leaving to join the Generation Challenge Program's Integrated Breeding Platform | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

My time with the Plant Breeding and Genomics Community of Practice on eXtension.org has been a fantastic opportunity to see plant breeding from a multi-crop and multi-trait perspective.  It has been a privilege to be involved in plant breeding extension through the development of open-source tutorials (http://www.extension.org/plant_breeding_genomics) and Plant Breeding and Genomics News (http://www.scoop.it/t/plant-breeding-and-genomics-news). I look forward to applying this experience in my new position as Genotyping Support Scientist with the Generation Challenge Program. Thank you to everyone who contributes to the Plant Breeding Community of Practice.

 

Sincerely,

Shawn Yarnes 


Via Plant Breeding and Genomics News
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Lessons In Creating Surprise From Pioneering Chef Grant Achatz

Lessons In Creating Surprise From Pioneering Chef Grant Achatz | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Grant Achatz featured in the new film Spinning Plates talks about resetting expectations the power of tension and creating a complete experience with...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in cold climates.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

La croisade architecturale d’un hipster mexicain

La croisade architecturale d’un hipster mexicain | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Supermarché Chedraui, Santa Fe ROJKIND ARQUITECTOS Previous photo Next photo ...
Dany Fortin's insight:

Le propriétaire du supermarché peut ainsi louer des parcelles de sa toiture verte aux producteurs de la région pour que ces derniers puissent venir promouvoir leurs produits, tout en éduquant la communauté. Le client de Michel Rojkind a vite compris que ce concept novateur engendrerait non seulement des revenus supplémentaires pour son entreprise, mais lui permettrait également de se démarquer des compétiteurs autrement qu’avec une guerre de bas prix.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Espace pour la vie | Eating insects: a disruptive food innovation

Espace pour la vie | Eating insects: a disruptive food innovation | FoodFighters | Scoop.it

The Montréal Space for Life's Insectarium, announces the First International Conference on Entomophagy in North America. Eating Innovation: The Art, Culture, Science and Business of Entomophagy will take place at the Montréal Space for Life on August 26-28, 2014.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dany Fortin
Scoop.it!

Terra Madre Day 2013 - Slow food

Terra Madre Day 2013 - Slow food | FoodFighters | Scoop.it
Terra Madre Day 2013
Slow food
Now in its fifth year, Terra Madre Day - Slow Food's annual worldwide celebration of local food held on December 10 – will take place in communities across the globe.
more...
No comment yet.