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The spectrum of research is extensive, ranging from the global to the very local, and inclusive of topics from food security to the food-energy-water nexus, indigenous knowledge, agtech innovation, soil health, food justice, gut health, ecosystem services, consumer behavior, true cost accounting, and more – this map is only a snapshot.
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What food policy decisions were made in the Situation Room in the Obama White House? What was the process like writing the National Organic Program standards? How do we solve climate change through agriculture? Can organic feed the world?
Listen to Kathleen Merrigan’s recent interview with Ben Trollinger, editor of Acres U.S.A., to hear the answers...
To create the inclusive, diverse and resilient food systems of the future, we need bold and knowledgeable change agents to transform public policy.
After years of advocacy, serving in the Obama Administration, and working in the private sector, I’ve witnessed one salient need rise to the top: trained human capital. We must invest in the leaders...
By Kathleen Merrigan, executive director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University
We’re thrilled to share that on Wednesday, Dec, 4, the brand-new Whole Foods Market Tempe store’s 5% Community Giving Day will benefit the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. The funds will support our inaugural food policy and sustainability...