I really liked the farming game and this is a really cool program because it’s what kids my age will face when we are adults.
How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050?
Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India, and Canada.
As the student interacts with each family they learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. Our Journey to feeding the world has started. Join us.
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The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Strawberry
Follow the journey of a strawberry from the farm to the refrigerator to understand all it takes to bring food to us as consumers.
Did you know 40% of food ends up in our garbage, wasted?
This is the largest contributor to US landfills, and strains many resources other than just food.
Click below, or go directly to youtube and watch the video here
What Does Bill Gates Think About Agriculture?
Technology is transforming farming even in the world’s poorest countries. Bill Gates shares how the future of agriculture will shape up.
Check out this cool animated video here
Beef GHG Footprint Shrank
“Efficiencies in cattle production and feeding have allowed Canada’s beef industry to produce the same weight in beef as 30 years ago with smaller breeding herds, less land — and smaller greenhouse gas (GHG) output, a new study finds.”
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations has released 17 Sustainable Development Goals – from ZERO HUNGER to RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION, we all need to work together to achieve these valuable goals. Learn more here
Growing Season 2014
Follow Jay Schultz on his family farm from seeding to harvest growing wheat, canola and peas.
Plant a Seed to Ripple
The act of planting seeds starts a ripple effect that helps a farm family, their community, their country and the world. The ripple of greater crop yields means that farmers have more money to invest in more farm inputs and best management practices, which can in turn produce more crops and protect the environment. As more income is generated the farm can then invest in local communities to support education, medical care, infrastructure and local services.
The ripple will need to go all around the world if we are to feed the entire population by 2050.
60% More Food
To FEED THE WORLD in 2050, we will need to grow over 60% more food on the same amount of land.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A North American farmer in the 1900’s produced enough food for 10 people. Today’s farmer feeds over 120 people and tomorrow’s farmer will have to feed even more. By 2050, our growing population will require the equivalent of all the food grown in the last 500 years put together.
As more food is grown it is vital that we protect our environment. Sustainable agriculture helps protect natural landscapes (such as rainforests) from being converted into farmlands by growing more on existing lands using technology and best management practices.
Unfortunately, over 25% of our current food supply is wasted. In developed countries food is thrown out and over consumed and in developing countries food is lost to unreliable storage and transportation. Hunger is often caused by food waste and inequality of distribution, not scarcity.
To feed 9 billion people we need to reduce food waste and sustainably intensify production on existing land so that it can reach its full potential.
A Drop of Fresh Water
Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. But, only 2.5 per cent of the Earth’s limited supply is fresh water and only 0.3% of that is accessible for us to use.
The Sustainability Barrel is a visual tool to help understand the importance of keeping Economic, Social and Environmental factors in balance.
The Ripple Effect
Agriculture has a ripple effect on communitites and countries around the world. Watch this video to see how a single seed can help transform the world.
Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices help farmers grow more crops on less land, using less nutrients and less water, and that makes these practices critical as we work to feed the world in our Journey to 2050!
The Real Dirt on Farming
You asked. We answered. This is how your food is grown. Learn about Canadian farming practices and learn what is going on in the world of farming.
Rise of Ugly Food
You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but sometimes looks really don’t matter. Take misshapen and imperfect fruits and veggies, for instance. Until now, they’ve been chopped and whirred into soup or sometimes straight into compost instead of hitting store shelves. That’s despite the fact that much of this “too ugly” produce has nothing wrong with it beyond appearance.
What does Katy Perry have to do with Ag?
The Peterson Farm Bros are made up of Greg, Nathan, and Kendal Peterson and we love agriculture! This channel is full of videos about our family farm and what we do to help feed the world. Our videos range from parodies, to informational videos, to entertainment videos, to our “Life of a Farmer” documentaries. It is our hope that these videos will give everyone who watches them a better understanding of what a real farm in the midwest looks like. We try to be as honest and upfront as possible in our videos and our posts and hope that viewers will realize how much hard work goes into farming!
Rise of the Field Drones
When the corn begins to grow in research fields used by the University of Illinois, a robot sets to work.
It goes up and down the rows, hoeing out weeds and applying herbicide. It is slow, but it works 24 hours a day in most kinds of weather and has few needs except batteries and a computer signal.
Welcome to the future — and it’s already here.
Urban Algae Farm Gobbles Up Highway Air Pollution
How Sweden Recycles 99% of Their Waste
Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, over 2 million tons, and converts this to energy. But even with this amount of domestic waste, the country’s 32 waste-to energy (WTE) incineration plants can handle even more. And when Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other countries.
One Human Family, Food for All
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.
Journey 2050 is that multimedia experience needed to really ‘hook’ today’s learners. Students are very driven by competition and media gaming experience and Journey 2050 really drove home the sustainability point for urban and rural students. A very astute observation regarding the barrel balance from a student was, “Social (people) is the key factor to balance because our choices drive the market and affect the environmental balance.”