Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Nurturing Sprouts: Insight into Albuquerque Public Schools’ Food Education for Primary Students

Personal Insights My insight into food has always been rooted in what I was taught in school. Public education in the U.S. taught me to balance what I ate in terms of the food pyramid. It stated that I consume … Continue reading

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Chicos

Corn, also known as maize, has been a foundational part of Native American, Aztec, Maya, and other cultures across the world. These cultures each believe in corn deities — many of which are associated with fertility — and have created … Continue reading

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Protect Our Soils!

Food. It is a big part of our lives to say the least. Most of us live in cities and have little idea of the huge amount of land that is devoted to growing or raising food and other agricultural … Continue reading

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Food Banks in the USA and Japan

When you are full but there is some food left over, what do you usually do? When you have food that has just expired, do you throw it away? Across the world, a lot of food is thrown away even … Continue reading

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Walmart’s CSR Practices: Investing in the future

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a common term used to describe positive practices performed by a company that contribute to the greater society. CSR derives from the concept of the triple bottom line, which focuses on social, economic and environmental … Continue reading

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Morning Star Farm: The Epitome of Sustainable Design

Farming in New Mexico is very diverse. There are 24,721 farms in the state, 90% are family owned, 5% are partnership owned, and 5% are corporation owned (“New Mexico Family Farms,” 2016). The average farm size in New Mexico is … Continue reading

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Red or Green?

New Mexico is the only state that has a state question, and it’s a question anyone who lives here is familiar with: “Red or Green?” The question refers to what kind of chile pepper you’d like your food slathered with. … Continue reading

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