Chris Hunt serves as special advisor on food and agriculture at GRACE, where he provides strategic input on the organization's efforts to build a sustainable food future. Chris has written extensively about food and agriculture issues; his work has appeared in Civil Eats, Huffington Post, AlterNet and Ecocentric. His areas of interest and expertise include industrial livestock production, food waste, urban agriculture and food systems advocacy. Before GRACE, Chris worked as an Alumni Memorial Scholar research fellow at Colgate University, and has served two terms on the board of directors of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Chris earned a BA in environmental economics from Colgate University. He's an ardent proponent of bicycling, composting, accepting peculiar travel suggestions and walking up mountains.
NRDC staff scientist Dana Gunders helped put US food waste on the map after publishing a seminal report on the topic in 2012. Since then, she's written a book on the topic, and has remained a tireless leader in the growing movement to reduce US food waste.
In the US, we waste 40 percent of all the food we produce, squandering valuable natural resources and contributing to global climate change. But it's incredibly easy to reduce your own food waste. Learn how here!
Meet Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and the Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign, and the first of our anti-food waste heroes. When not working at his day job, Jordan serves as a preeminent leader within the food waste movement, spearheading one of the most influential campaigns to address the problem in the US.
We all know that food waste needs to be reduced. ReFED's landmark Roadmap report serves the critical function of showing us how best to do so.
Agribusiness has lobbied to enact ag gag legislation to prevent whistleblowers from exposing abuses that occur on factory farms. Learn more about these laws and the efforts to oppose them!
Community supported agriculture (CSA) sign-up season is upon us! Learn how to find one and why you should join today.
The FDA recently approved genetically modified (GM) salmon despite widespread opposition from scientists and consumers. Urge grocery chains to refuse to sell this risky fish!
Too often, unsustainable agricultural practices are chosen because their environmental and social costs aren't considered. TEEBAgFood is attempting to apply true cost accounting to food production in order to shape a more sustainable food future.
While many consumers believe that meats and other foods labeled "natural" are produced without hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or GMOs, in reality, the label is virtually meaningless. Join Consumers Union in urging the FDA to fix the misleading "natural" label!
Wendy's is the only major fast food restaurant that has refused to commit to farmworkers' human rights in its supply chain. Tell Wendy's CEO to commit to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program today!
Major supermarkets mislead consumers by marketing factory farmed chicken as "natural" or "antibiotic free." Tell the supermarket CEOs to offer more humanely raised chicken at their stores!
Consumer Reports tested 458 pounds of ground beef and discovered alarming rates of bacterial contamination. They also compared conventionally produced beef to more sustainably produced beef, revealing significant differences.
Use Food & Water Watch's latest factory farm map to find out where in the US industrial livestock operations exist.
Since 2003, The Meatrix has educated over 30 million consumers about the problems caused by factory farms. Although many have since opted out of the industrial meat system, factory farming has only expanded. Watch the new chapter of The Meatrix and find out what you can do.
With the UN Climate Summit upon us, what can the rest of us do to address climate change in our own lives? When it comes to food, reducing the amount of emission-heavy foods we eat can go a long ways. Eating less meat (perhaps going meatless just one day a week) is easy and effective.
The Environmental Working Group released a new report about the sugar content of children's cereals, revealing that sugar levels are still much too high.