Chris Hunt is the director of GRACE's food program, Sustainable Table, where he develops program strategy, oversees program staff and spearheads GRACE's collaborative efforts to build a sustainable food future. Chris has written extensively about food and agriculture issues; his work has appeared in Civil Eats, Huffington Post, AlterNet and Ecocentric. His areas of interest and expertise include industrial livestock production, food waste, urban agriculture and food systems advocacy. Before GRACE, Chris worked as an Alumni Memorial Scholar research fellow at Colgate University, and has served two terms on the board of directors of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Chris earned a BA in environmental economics from Colgate University. He's an ardent proponent of bicycling, composting, accepting peculiar travel suggestions and walking up mountains.
With the UN Climate Summit upon us, what can the rest of us do to address climate change in our own lives? When it comes to food, reducing the amount of emission-heavy foods we eat can go a long ways. Eating less meat (perhaps going meatless just one day a week) is easy and effective.
The Environmental Working Group released a new report about the sugar content of children's cereals, revealing that sugar levels are still much too high.
This Earth Day, the Ecocentric team is celebrating by sharing our favorite eco-friendly tips and tricks! Whether you're an old hand at ninja energy efficiency tactics or setting up your first apartment, hopefully you'll find, as we did, that there's always more to pick up by way of sustainable living.
Happy America Recycles Day! But wait, there's more! It's also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. (Seriously!) In honor of these beloved occasions, and because we care about your sustainability, behold Ecocentric's greatest hits on recycling, food waste and more!
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future revisited the 2008 Pew Commission report on industrial farm animal production and found that little to no regulatory progress has been made to address any of the serious threats posed by this sector of agriculture.
Food date labels don't actually indicate food safety or tell consumers when food will spoil, but the confusing, poorly regulated system does contribute to food waste.
Catch the premiere of Growing Cities at the Portland Film Festival - it's the best documentary about urban agriculture we've seen to date.
If you eat meat, eggs or dairy, check out the Pro-Pasture Friday campaign from Friends of Family Farmers; the organization is working to build support for sustainable farms by encouraging consumers to buy pasture-raised products on - you guessed it - Fridays.
Despite the threat to human health and the environment, industrial poultry producers continue to use arsenical drugs to boost growth rates. A new study measured how much of this arsenic ends up in your meat.
In the US, we waste 40 percent of all the food we produce, which squanders valuable natural resources and contributes to global climate change. But it's incredibly easy to reduce your own food waste! Learn how.
Spring - it's the eagerly anticipated season of new life and fertility, the transition from a winter slumber to an active, fruitful growing season. The egg symbolizes these notions and is traditionally used across many cultures to celebrate spring.
An Illinois community engaged in a five-year struggle to prevent completion of a partially constructed industrial dairy facility - and won big.
Addressing the threat of antibiotic resistance requires more than implementing best practices in hospitals; a successful strategy must involve reform of antibiotics use in animal agriculture.
Small slaughterhouses once existed throughout the US. Unfortunately, the transition to factory farming spawned the creation of huge, highly mechanized, corporate-controlled mega-slaughterhouses, which ultimately put most small, independent slaughterhouses out of business.
Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that's good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
Today, Food Policy Action launches the National Food Policy Scorecard, which shows how each member of Congress voted on key food and agriculture policies in 2012, and provides a score based on the extent to which his/her votes promoted safe, nutritious, healthful, affordable and accessible food.