December 29, 2015

Most Read Livable Future Stories of 2015

Christine Grillo

Christine Grillo

Contributing Writer

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

seminolewomanreadingWhat would a new year be without a “Top Ten” list? Without further ado, here are our most read stories from 2015. Enjoy your holiday reading!

#1 Lessons from Supermarket Failure in a Food Desert. The owners of Apples and Oranges Fresh Market in Baltimore had the best intentions. What went wrong? Kate McCleary, May 2015.

#2 What Restaurants Can Teach Us about Reducing Food Waste.The stems from chopped parsley infuse oil. Rabbits are stuffed with their own innards. What else are Brooklyn restaurants doing? Jessica Wapner, September 2015.

#3 Why We Need to Get All Chickens Off All Drugs. Food corporations have been announcing their plans to cut the use of human antibiotics in their chickens—but those eggs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Meeri Kim, August 2015.

#4 Food Sovereignty at Stake in New Trade Deals. What makes the TPP and TAFTA agreements so wrong? Karen Hansen-Kuhn, January 2015.

#5 Why Tilapia? Species Selection at the Aquaponics Project. For starters, tilapia’s low-feed conversion ratio and omnivorous diet make them an environmentally friendly fish species to eat. Laura Genello, January 2015.

#6 Cultivating Food Security in West Oakland. Has gentrification benefitted West Oakland. Check out City Slicker Farms. Cynthia McKelvey, August 2015.

#7 Local FPCs Band Together in Ohio. Can local food policy councils increase access to healthy, affordable foods? Can they ensure equitable engagement? Ruthie Burrows, June 2015.

#8 Animal Agriculture Is the Missing Climate Change Link at COP21. A discussion of food production and its contributions to greenhouse gases is largely absent from the COP21 agenda. Juliana Vigorito, December 2015.

#9 Reflections on Urban Farming and Aquaponics. “Farming, no matter how small-scale, is really hard work. It seems obvious now, but I think a lot of people my age still have a warped view of everything that goes into keeping these operations running and flourishing.” Olivia Chalkley, February 2015.

#10 Lessons Learned: Aquaponics in Baltimore.What does it take to maintain an aquaponics facility and how could the system be optimized for profit? Critical information about the profit margins of aquaponics. Kate McCleary, September 2015.

Image: Seminole woman reading at Big Cypress Reservation, 1958. State Library and Archives of

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