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Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

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New Report: The Critical To-Do List for Organic Agriculture

“The majority of these recommendations could be accomplished almost immediately, and by doing so we can keep organic agriculture strong for the next thirty years.”
– Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

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NGO Panel in D.C. Discusses Value and Veracity of Agricultural Data

NGO Panel in D.C. Discusses Value and Veracity of Agricultural Data

By: John Gifford, ASU Food Systems graduate student. A panel of non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders spoke to ASU’s sustainable food systems graduate students during a May 2022 food-policy immersion experience in Washington, DC. Included among this panel were Ferd Hoefner, Michael Fernandez, Ann Mills, and Doug O’Brien. Ferd Hoefner is a Washington, DC-based consultant working on behalf...

The Land Ethic of the Hopi Tribe

The Land Ethic of the Hopi Tribe

By: Allison Perkins, ASU Food Systems graduate student. Throughout my childhood, it never occurred to me to question where my food came from. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized how disconnected I am from my food and the people that grow it. Most people in America share this experience with me, having...

Arizona Conservationist Describes Her Path to Becoming an Agriculture Advocate

Arizona Conservationist Describes Her Path to Becoming an Agriculture Advocate

By: John Gifford, ASU Food Systems graduate student Graduate students in Arizona State University’s MS in Sustainable Food Systems program were introduced to Sharma Torrens during a December 2021 farm and ranch immersion experience in Prescott, Arizona. Sharma owns her own business, Ag-Conserve Consulting LLC, and is a contractor for two nonprofit organizations.  She is the...