Russian Wheat & Global Food Security
Despite its war on Ukraine, Russian wheat production has demonstrated a surprising rebound from trade disruptions. But is that enough to surmount its perilous political status?
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Digging into GMOs: Mintel’s Megan Stanton
Dirt to Dinner talked with Megan Stanton of Mintel's Food & Drink division to hear why consumer perceptions on GMOs are changing.
Food Regulations & Policy
Are snacks masking your body’s protein needs?
Our bodies crave protein, so why do we try to satisfy this innate need with processed foods? A new study suggests we overeat because our protein needs are unmet. Could this be true?
Tufts’ Befuddling “Food Compass”
Really smart people have told me that occasional bouts of confusion are normal as we age, and I’ve taken comfort in that. But I’ve got to admit I was thrown for a very serious loop when I came across the Tufts Food Compass Score...
Not All Fiber is Created Equal
Most of us are fiber deficient, which is a pity: fiber helps maintain digestive health, lowers cholesterol, and controls blood sugar levels. But we can't just add any fiber to our diets to reap all these benefits; we need to consider a few other things...
The World of Wheat
Wheat is one of the oldest and most important grain crops in the world, grown in 42 U.S. states and 80 countries around the globe. And its value in feeding a growing global population is incalculable.
Food ProductionREAD MORE
New England Farm Connects Soil to Health
Steve McMenamin, manager of Versailles Farms in Connecticut, operates at the forefront of regenerative agriculture. His farm's mission? To grow food for the community with an emphasis on nutrient density, flavor, and good digestion.
Soil and Crop ManagementREAD MORE
Digging In: Mark McCall, iSelectFund
Lucy talks with Mark McCall, Managing Director at iSelectFund, a venture capital fund that creates strategic partnerships to transform our global food system for a growing population, all while improving human health. No small feat, indeed.
Food TechnologyREAD MORE
The Ins & Outs of Climate-Conscious Eating
Think you know what climate-conscious eating looks like? Think again. Its complexities extend far and wide, from effects on soil, water use, and farming practices, to just name a few...
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WHAT D2D IS READING
Interactive Map: Regenerative Farms across U.S.
Do a deep-dive to find farms utilizing regenerative practices in your area and across the country.
Soil and Crop Management
Chart: 2023 Inflation Forecasts by Country (Visual Capitalist)
While the IMF predicts that global inflation peaked in late 2022, rates in 2023 are expected to remain higher than usual in many parts of the world.
Food Security, Food Trade
Lasers, drones and AI: The future of weeding (BBC)
No-one likes weeding, but new technology is helping farmers around the world tackle weeds in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way.
Food Technology, Soil and Crop Management
Versailles Farms: Let’s Grow Our Own Food (YouTube)
This featured farm operates in Greenwich, CT and works in harmony with the land to grow for flavor, nutrient density and good digestion.
D2D on the Farm, Soil and Crop Management