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This Program Is Teaching High Schoolers To Feed The Planet

“This is a problem that affects everyone, and we want them to own it”

In Kathy Roberts’ AP environmental science classroom at Palm Beach Gardens High School, a section of the room is taken up by a table-sized contraption. On top, a piece of Styrofoam with vegetable plants embedded in it floats on a layer of water. Underneath, plastic buckets hold fish and tubing connects the two layers. The aquaponics system—a mixture of aquaculture and hydroponics—is a way to help students understand the nitrogen cycle, something already in the teacher’s lesson plan. But it’s also a part of something much more important: tasking high school students with the big job of figuring out how to feed a growing planet.

The experiment is a cog in a very complex machine called Project Feed 1010.

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MasterChef Invites Strangers To “Have Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor"

A pastor, practicing Jews and an agnostic walk into a dinner…

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A year ago, Amanda Saab became the first hijab-wearing contestant on a cooking show in the U.S. when she competed on MasterChef.

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Love (And Drink) With Thy Neighbor

Neighborhoods are coming together to make tasty alcoholic ciders

One of the many varieties of Asian pears at Nashi Orchards.

While crowd-sourced funding, led by Kickstarter, takes over social media with requests to donate money to restaurants, inventors, and even medical bills, Nashi Orchards and similar companies aren't asking their neighbors for money. They just want the fruit from nearby trees.

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