PBS NewsHour 5-Part Series On Food Waste Solutions
California’s Food Waste Solutions
Four Years Later We Return to California, land of the leafy greens that were ending up in Landfills, now the state is leading the way in food waste solutions.
Massachusetts Turning Food Waste Into Electricity
In Massachusetts Dairy Farms are mixing food waste with cow poop and creating electricity to power their farms and local towns.
A New Food Waste Movement: Upcycling
Upcycling, a new term for food once discarded that is turned into a new product seems to be gaining momentum, according to food experts. They say it could become a new food category, akin to “organic food” and it has potential to curb food waste.
Greening Up Denver
Denver is offering curbside pick for their resident’s food waste and composting it. Only problem is, they have to charge for it and not everyone is signing up.
Some Chefs Have Food Waste Solutions
This story takes a look at how the James Beard Foundation is focusing on food waste, a food waste cook book and food waste solutions for the kitchen.
PBS NewsHour Food4Thought
Why Does Almost Half of Americas Food Go To Waste?
To find out why, we visited the farms in California’s Salinas Valley where 70% of America’s leafy greens are grown. Turns out a lot is left in the field and a lot more ends up in landfills. What we found was astounding.
The Doctor is In The Kitchen
It’s the tale of one doctor’s mission to bring what he calls, “Teaching Kitchens,” to primary care offices, clinics, hospitals and more. Watch as over 500 doctors and healthcare professionals gather in Napa Valley to cook with the Culinary Institute of America’s chefs and get a nutrition lesson from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public health.
Bees and Pesticides
Brett Adee of Adee Honey Farms, takes us out to check on his 92,000 hives in Bruce, South Dakota. He and other beekeepers have lost up to 44% of their hives in recent seasons. Adee blames the pesticides the farmers surrounding him spray on their corn crops. A Purdue University scientist researching bee deaths thinks Adee may be right; while pesticide manufacturers blame it on a mite.
Despite the fact that the United States has the longest shore lines of any other country on the planet, 90% of the fish we eat comes from overseas. Environmental laws, put in place to prevent overfishing, make fish from countries with little or no regulation cheaper than domestic catch. One entrepreneur in Brooklyn is helping to change that equation by shipping fish from U.S. shores directly to chefs and consumers here in the United States.
Garbage to Plate
We drop in on renowned chef Dan Barber who transforms his Greenwich Village Restaurant into an educational pop-up that he calls, WastED. Barber engages in a culinary consciousness raising with hopes of educating the public on food waste by creating Michelin-starred dishes out of food that people would normally toss.
PBS NewsHour Making Sen$e
Where’s the Beef?
As attitudes toward meat-eating shift and climate-conscious consumers experiment with alternatives, investors are throwing their money at mock meat start-ups. In this story we take a look at Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, two starts ups on a mission to replace animal protein with plant protein.
What’s the Beef with Beef?
In this follow-up story, we ask scientists, cattle ranchers and award-winning food scribe Michael Pollan, if replacing all the grazing animals on the planet is really a good idea?
The Modern First Ladies
Betty Ford: The Real Deal
Betty Ford was a first lady who broke the mold. As a pro-choice Republican who advocated for women’s rights, she was one of the few first ladies to publicly differ with her husband. Her candor concerning battles with both breast cancer and substance abuse won her public praise.
Nancy Regan: The Role of A Lifetime
A unprecedented interview with a very private first lady combined with interviews from White House staffers, historians, advisors, family and friends paints a poignant picture of a first lady who wielded enormous power working behind the scenes to protect and promote her husband’s political agenda.
CBS News: Prague
Young American’s go overseas to find jobs in a tight economy.
CBS News: Declining Wages
Low-wage jobs replacing higher paying factory jobs.
CBS News: Long-Term Care
The ins and outs of long-term care insurance.