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pigNear- and Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Poses Risks to the Environment and Public Health

Near- and Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Poses Risks to the Environment and Public Health

CLF Report Highlights US Regulatory Gaps, Need for Policy Reforms.



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Shish Kabob

Meat the Midwest

A Midwesterner lets us know what appeals — and doesn’t appeal — about modern day meat reduction messages.


  1. CLF Aquaculture News: November 2017

    The largest aquaponics facility in the world opened this summer in Northfield, Wisconsin, owned by Superior Fresh LLC. The facility houses 40,000 square feet of Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout production using recirculating aquaculture methods and is expected to produce its first harvest in 2018. The fish waste is circulated through a 120,000 square foot […]
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:36:44 +0000
  2. Herenboeren: Gentlemen Farmers Changing the Dutch Food System

    This post is the ninth in a series – Letters from the Low Country – about food and agriculture in the Netherlands, written by Laura Genello as she studies organic agriculture at Wageningen University. After years of working to support farmers at a Dutch agricultural organization, Geert van der Veer wanted to change the system. […]
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:57 +0000
  3. Ever More Mapping Tools

    Maps are powerful tools for displaying and sharing data. Increasingly, they are also being used to collect information. I had the opportunity to attend the Esri User Conference in San Diego in July. With approximately 18,000 GIS professionals from over 130 countries attending, the conference was enormous. There were moderated paper sessions, technical workshops, demo […]
    Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:47:33 +0000

Events and Multimedia

Food Frontier

‘Food Frontiers’

The documentary Food Frontiers – co-produced by the Center for a Livable Future’s Leo Horrigan and Mike Milli – was a finalist for the Jury Favorite Documentary award at the 15th annual Riverside International Film Festival in Riverside, CA.

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Highlighted Resources


FoodSpan Curriculum

This free, downloadable curriculum provides high school students with a deep understanding of critical food system issues, empowers them to make healthy and responsible food choices, and encourages them to become advocates for food system change.



Our work is driven by the concept that public health, diet, food production and the environment are deeply interrelated and that understanding these relationships is crucial in pursuing a livable future.

Program areas

Food System Policy Program

The Center’s Food System Policy (FSP) program includes a diverse portfolio of projects and activities that aim to advance federal, state and local agriculture and food policies that protect the public’s health and the environment by supporting a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. Read More>>

Food Policy and Public Health

Food Production

At a time of unprecedented levels of food production, little about the industrial food production model is critically analyzed to reveal its hidden or externalized costs and unintended negative effects. Many of today’s industrial agriculture practices profoundly damage our soil, air, water, and ecosystem. Read More>>

Food Production and Public Health

Food Communities

The Center’s Food Communities and Public Health (FCPH) program focuses on developing relationships with communities to improve food environments, increase access to healthy food, and inform food and nutrition policy. Read More>>

Food Communities and Public Health

Food System Sustainability

Our long-term food security is under increasing stress. A convergence of issues—climate change, resource depletion, dysfunctional farm policies, and loss of biodiversity, among them—now threaten the availability of healthy food for an ever-increasing population. Read More>>

Food System Sustainability and Public Health