Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Graduate students in Dr. Gerber's lab have developed a holiday gift guide.

Innova Nation - Building the Next Generation of Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Though previously a lawyer, Karin Sempf has found purpose through her work as a businesswoman, changemaker, and educator. She is the founder of the educational lab Innova Nation, which aims to inspire and educate children ages eight to 18 to think sustainably and to solve problems through the lens of an entrepreneur.

WE Empower Awardee wins Earthshot Prize 2023

2021 WE Empower Awardee, Nidhi Pant (India), won the Earthshot Prize 2023 in the ‘Build a Waste-Free World’ category. Nidhi won 1 million pounds to help scale her business, S4S

Critical questions to ask and answer about the future of global agriculture in an era of multiple crises

By Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University. October 6, 2023 at the ASU DC campus, the Swette Center for Sustainable Food

From kitchen to community: DC Central Kitchen uses food to change lives

In May 2023, DC Central Kitchen welcomed our cohort from the ASU Sustainable Food Systems graduate program to their facility for a tour of their operation.

Meet affiliated faculty Yujin Park

In this series, we're sitting down with the Swette Center-affiliated faculty to catch up on food systems, innovation, and what makes a good meal. See the rest of the series on our Food Systems Profiles page. Read on for an interview with Yujin Park, Assistant Professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Advising and Addressing USDA Rule-makers

In the spring of 2023, my cohort and I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with various policy experts as part of our Food Policy Immersive course. To kick off the week, we first met with Andrew Perry and Steve O’Neill from the USDA Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) via Zoom. They shared valuable insights with us, from where comments go when discussing topics, how addressing rulemaking can be effective (in its passage or not), and self-implementing agencies.

Meet Swette Center staff member, Courtney Buzzard

In this series, we’re meeting with Swette Center team members to explore their background in food systems, what they are currently working on, and their vision of food systems transformation. Read on for an interview with Courtney Buzzard, Projects and Events Coordinator.

GLI team left to right: Dr. Rick Overson, Dr. Arianne Cease, PhD students Mehreen Tahir and Sydney Millerwise and GLI project coordinator Mira Ries

GLI attends 14th International Congress of Orthopterology

The 14th International Congress of Orthopterology was held in Mérida, Mexico on October 16-19, 2023. Over five days we heard from excellent plenary speakers from Mexico, Australia, the United States,

CIFOR-ICRAF is a must-know organization

My students and staff exclaim – she’s off again on an international trip! Indeed. For nearly six years, I’ve been engaged as a member of the board of trustees for CIFOR-ICRAF, an international institution comprised of two merged research centers that together produce much of the world’s knowledge on trees, forests, agroforestry, and sustainable landscapes.