“Food Power”: American Postwar Diplomacy and Food for Peace

Food has long been used by countries to wage both war and peace, and the post-war era of American food dominance is no exception. Bryan McDonald, a professor at Pennsylvania State University, traces the United States’ “Food For Peace” strategy in his recent book, Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System, arguingContinue reading ““Food Power”: American Postwar Diplomacy and Food for Peace”

“We are the asteroid”: Pulitzer-winning journalist speaks on extinction, the climate crisis and science reporting

by Bethany N. Bella | April 13, 2018 Ohio University welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, as part of the University’s Frontiers in Science Lecture Series, held at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Kolbert was also honored by the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism with the Carr Van Anda Award, in addition to presenting her evening lecture.

MSES Candidate Melanie Rudolf traverses wetlands in her exploration of cattail species

by Bethany N. Bella | April 4, 2018 Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) candidate Melanie Rudolf has always seen the environment as more than just the sum of intricate parts. “I started out as just biology when I came in as a freshman, but I wanted to get a broader environmental education,” Rudolf said.Continue reading “MSES Candidate Melanie Rudolf traverses wetlands in her exploration of cattail species”

Ohio University’s Zero Waste Initiative offers film screening of “Wasted!”

by Bethany N Bella | April 4, 2018 The Voinovich School’s Nicole Kirchner and Ohio University junior Economics major Hannah Stillions represented Ohio University’s Zero Waste Initiative on February 28, 2018, in a special screening of the documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017),”sponsored by the Ohio University Food Studies theme, Voinovich School of Leadership and PublicContinue reading “Ohio University’s Zero Waste Initiative offers film screening of “Wasted!””

Another Deadly Year for Environmental Defenders, But Momentum Increases for Protecting Environmental Human Rights

In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to taper off, if three new initiatives launched just this month are successful at protecting people’s right to a clean environment—andContinue reading “Another Deadly Year for Environmental Defenders, But Momentum Increases for Protecting Environmental Human Rights”