Mom, How Are Carrots Made?

Ok,’re old enough to hear this now, so we’re just gonna get straight to it.

Carrots can be grown all year round in the U.S. and have an incredible storage capacity (some will be stored for up to 9 months between harvest and hitting the grocery shelves! We’ll get back to that.), yet the U.S. exports 151 million and imports 427 million pounds of carrots in a year. Keep reading

How is the COVID-19 Crisis Affecting Food Supply Chains?

The COVID - 19 crisis has created a strange situation for the agriculture economy. As the deadly coronavirus races through the country, hemorrhaging industries and killing thousands in its wake, food systems have become more important than ever to ensure health. But their operations are disrupted due to government restrictions to contain the virus’ impact. Social distancing norms and a crackdown on farmers markets in states like Virginia has affected the supply chain and operations of these markets. Read on

Which bio-based plastics become compost, and how?

Not all bio-based plastics are created the same way. Find out how differences in production affect each plastic's ability to decompose. Let's say you're looking at two types of PET polyester. One is made from plants, and the other is made from petroleum and coal. Which one breaks down faster? Find out

Nearly 40 percent of food is wasted(1and as little as 1/3rd of landfill waste could be turned into compost(2)(3)

What happens when food is not composted?

Food that ends up in landfill contributes to about 8% of greenhouse gas emissions globally(4). Instead, it could amend soil for growing food and be turned into biogas, an alternative to fracked gas. Find out more