Food http://aspenpublicradio.org en Chef Promotes Sustainable Fishing http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/chef-promotes-sustainable-fishing <p>The Roaring Fork Valley has some great sushi restaurants – Matsuhista, Takah Sushi, Kenichi – and those restaurants buy a lot of fish. In 2012, the seafood industry generated $141 billion to the US economy. It also supported 1.3 million jobs, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. But not everyone is happy with how seafood is sold. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:38:55 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 20697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Chef Promotes Sustainable Fishing How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-do-we-nourish-nine-billion-people <p><strong>How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People?</strong></p><p>About half the world’s population suffers from some form of malnutrition – 2 billion people are undernourished, 1.4 billion are overweight or obese, and 800 million are hungry – and as climate change advances, the threats will likely worsen. In the US, cutbacks in the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program mean some Americans run out food every month. Lacking the right nutrients to grow and thrive, billions around the globe cannot rise from poverty. What food and nutrition priorities should the international community set as the UN’s Millennium Development Goals expire? What is the blueprint for strengthening access to nutritious foods and sustainable agriculture? What is the role for the private sector?</p><p>Josh Lozman, Ronald Shaich, Marc Van Ameringen, Dan Glickman, Toni Verstandig, Derek Yach</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20679 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People? The Fight for Good Food http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/fight-good-food <p><strong>The Fight for Good Food</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>Since Sam Kass became senior policy advisor for Nutrition Policy at the White House, five years ago, he has been at the forefront of Michelle Obama’s campaign to convince manufacturers to reduce fat and sodium and add whole grains to their foods. A legacy of the White House will be improving school lunches — if, that is, the improvements the White House won four years ago don’t get rolled back by a Congress that says fruits and vegetables are expensive and kids don’t eat them anyway. Kass will discuss the White House’s priorities and successful strategies, the far-flung effects of the Let’s Move! campaign, and their unexpectedly heated recent fight to keep their lunch legacy alive.</p><p>Sam Kass, Corby Kummer Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:32:20 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20587 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Fight for Good Food Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-4 <p>Sustainable Agriculture - it's one of the new frontiers ACES, or Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is taking on. Rock Bottom Ranch is one of the properties ACES manages - of the 113 acres, 40 acres are in agriculture production, the rest is kept as wildlands. Jason Smith is the Director of Rock Bottom Ranch and shares the summer programs, kids camps, vegetable gardens, livestock, and restoration projects happening at the ranch. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19198 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 "Free Dinner" Helps Fund the Buddy Program http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/free-dinner-helps-fund-buddy-program <p>For well over 20 years, a staple of Aspen's Main Street opens the doors for a "free lunch" for a good cause every Thanksgiving afternoon.</p><p>From 11:30am-4pm today, the Hickory House offered an array of traditional favorites - turkey, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, slaw and bread along with a drink and a pumpkin pie, of course, for the low, low price of "free". But, donations - suggested at $5 a plate - would go to help <a href="http://www.buddyprogram.org/">the Buddy Program</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:31:12 +0000 Rob St. Mary 10891 at http://aspenpublicradio.org "Free Dinner" Helps Fund the Buddy Program