Biofuels are a step towards greener energy but they aren’t perfect. It is important that the current method of biofuel production does not prevent other more environmentally aware methods from being developed.
Stanford students should not watch as hunger continues to hinder the lives of children and families. Many students volunteer hundreds of hours to fighting inequality while on campus but these problems don’t stop after our last final.
GM products are not inherently bad, but people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies. Until there is more required labeling in the US, people will not have all the information about the food they are choosing to purchase.
Even as one of the most vegan friendly campuses in the country, there is still work to be done to make vegan and vegetarian students’ needs feel equal to omnivorous students.
Transforming a food desert into a community with a diverse array of food options will take time but it is necessary for all Americans to have access to healthy food regardless of socioeconomic status.
By providing more education about the food world outside the Stanford bubble, Stanford dining can also teach students how to be thoughtful consumers after graduating.
There are people in this country and around the world who are hungry because of food distribution practices. As a part of a large institution with the power to influence others, you have the ability to impact the food system. Be vocal about what types of food you want to see in the dining halls and reflect those demands in the action of eating a low waste diet.
As temporary and permanent California residents, Stanford students all have something to gain by being environmental stewards during the drought. Small changes can go a long way to reduce one’s water footprint. Other schools around the country have already initiated Meatless Mondays programs recognizing the health and environmental benefits it has for their students and the surrounding community.