Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sustainable Food Systems

It is not our fault. Throughout the evolutionary history of the human species a high fat diet was vital for survival. We have adapted as a species to crave foods high in fat because that is what we once needed. As the cultivation of plants and animals was discovered, food accessibility started to boom. For centuries humans maintained a stable

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DANTA Welcomes Luis Vargas-Castro

DANTA is delighted to announce that Luis Vargas-Castro will be joining our teaching staff again in the summer of 2016. He, along with Eduardo Valverde, will be teaching Tropical Rain Forest and Wildlife Conservation at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are August 6 -19, 2016. Luis E. Vargas-Castro is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of

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Oh the interesting people I met!

This summer I met several fascinating people from around the world, below are three stories that I recently wrote for other sites including a Botanical Illustrator, Anthrozoologist and Parahawker: For the Love of Plants Meet botanical illustrator Mindy Lighthipe, who practices environmental activism through art. and From Anthropologist To Anthrozoologist: Meet Patricia K. Anderson Her love for birds started this

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Introducing Kelly

Hello everybody! I am extremely excited and appreciative to join DANTA as another blogger! My whole life I always wanted to make an impact on some type of way. Growing up as an athlete it was easy to think I could become a physical therapist (PT) and help individuals improve so they can enjoy life to the fullest with minimal

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Food Waste, do something

Food Waste is incredibly sad. Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food every year. It adds to a cycle of malnutrition, poverty, climate change and farmers not being paid a fair wage. Below is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver comical yet provoking take on the subject. I have always been aware of Food Waste and purposely buy and support vendors who

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