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All You Need is Water, Sun, and not Soil?

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By Amanda Chu  Amanda Chu, an AMP volunteer, discusses hydroponics and its advantages for our food system.  “When we were young, we learned that all we need to grow food and plants are water, sun, and soil. But what if I told you that we don’t necessarily need all three? Hydroponics …

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The Issue: Food Waste

Although the United Nations (UN) estimates that one in nine people in the world do not have sufficient food access, about 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted.[1][2] In the U.S., a 15% reduction in food waste could feed 25 million Americans.[3] Globally, if even just ¼ of …

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4 Reasons to Buy Local

Whenever possible, we here at AMP encourage you to buy your food locally! “What are the benefits to buying local,” you ask? Here are our top four reasons:   It’s better for you Local produce does not need to travel as far to the market (or to you), so it …

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Farmer Foodshare

by Dara Albrecht  Dara Albrecht, one of our AMP volunteers, shares her role within a nonprofit that works to provide business to local farmers and food security for the community.  “My strongest experience with food security in my community is through a program called Farmer Foodshare: a nonprofit in North Carolina …

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Promoting Food Justice in Your Community

**This fall, AMP is rolling out an exciting new campaign on food justice! Bring the campaign to your community with some of the following events, and stay tuned for more updates.** Community events are a great way to engage those around you in an exciting and informative way. Take the …

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Individual Acts for Food Justice

**This fall, AMP is rolling out an exciting new campaign on food justice! Start participating today through these personal actions to promote sustainability in your food system and the environment, and stay tuned for more updates.** Here is our list of small steps that you can take to become a …

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Planting for a Sustainable Future

By Irazu Hernandez Irazu Hernandez, one of our AMP volunteers, discusses how she and her family contribute to a more sustainable food system: gardening.  “Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? Well, most of the fruits and veggies you eat have to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles …

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