Solving world hunger for 830 million via satellite data

By Mariah Quintanilla What do data and satellite imaging have to do with solving world hunger? Everything, it seems. New surveying techniques and open source imaging of diminishing, available and potential cropland are the first steps in assessing problems and solutions for global food security. To prevent further hunger, researchers must identify factors that may […]

New Ordinance Brings New Opportunities for Urban Agriculture

The Lurie Garden at MillenniumPark

By Anna Boisseau CHICAGO—As part of the Food Justice and Sustainability weekend, dozens of local environmentalists came out on a frigid Sunday to learn more about Chicago’s new composting ordinance. Set to go into effect this spring, the ordinance will give urban farms and community gardens the chance to improve their compost piles. Some will […]