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We highlight the connections among food, water and energy, promoting a sustainable future through our projects including:

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Ecocentric Blog Posts

This Week in Eco News - December 9, 2016

This week’s Eco News features stories about Detroit’s new ’agrihood’; America’s trust towards scientists on food issues; antibiotic resistant bacteria on a hog farm - and much more!

Talking Rural Farms and Art with Iowa's Poet Laureate, Mary Swander

Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa, is the author of numerous books, poetry and plays. The plays, based on hours of conversations with Iowans, draw on an oral history tradition, presenting rural stories in people’s own words. With rural issues in the spotlight following the election, we spoke with Mary about her work, the rural-urban divide and the role art plays in challenging times.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Pistachios

Did you know that pistachios have been eaten for over 7,000 years? With deep roots in the culinary history of many Middle Eastern and other cultures, and newer importance in US agriculture, pistachios are a seriously fascinating drupe (that’s right - they’re not even really a nut). From special occasion desserts to pistachio pesto (recipe included!), pistachios bring a lot to the table.

Our Food Choices Matter Now More Than Ever

Now more than ever, it is critical that we continue the fight to cultivate a more sustainable and just food system. Simply put, food is at the juncture of some of the most important issues facing our society (and world!): conservation, climate change, animal welfare, corporate control and consolidation, public health, fair labor and immigration, to name a few.


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