Benjamin W Chrisinger

Ben recently finished his studies at UVa - undergraduate (Environmental Sciences, Urban & Environmental Planning 2010) and masters (Urban & Environmental Planning 2011). While at UVa, he was involved with the UVA Community Garden, Student Council Environmental Sustainability Committee, and Hereford Residential College. He was a Food Collab steering committee member from 2009-2011.

Ben is interested the planning functions of community food projects and also the various ways planners can measure food access, including geospatial information systems (GIS).

He is currently a city and regional planning PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Benjamin's Blog — [ view full blog ]

New Food Energy: A reinspiring screening of "FRESH"September 10, 2010
PLAN 1030 Students Visit the UVa Community GardenSeptember 28, 2010
Food Collab Seeking Undergraduate ResearchersOctober 12, 2010
Public Forum Follow-Up - Scheduled for 12/1November 19, 2010
Give Thanks, Consider the Reach of Food InsecurityNovember 29, 2010
Urban Convenience Stores a Solution to Food Deserts?January 17, 2011
What do urban planners have to do with food?February 16, 2011
Whatís keeping sustainable agriculture from feeding the world?March 15, 2011
Trade-Offs: Allowing Food Stamps at KFC?April 4, 2011
Fast-Food Stamps: As bad as it sounds?April 4, 2011
Recap: Food Collaborative Screening of "Black Gold"April 21, 2011
UVA Food Collaborative looking for active collaborators!June 7, 2011
Walmart pledges to cut waste, feed the hungry. Why not "reorganizes"?June 28, 2011
Walmart to Tackle Food Deserts? Well... AlmostJuly 25, 2011

Resources

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011 [UN FAO] — October 12, 2011

When the Uprooted Put Down Roots [NYT] — October 10, 2011

A French Feast From a Political Pot [NYT] — September 16, 2011

Alice Waters: 40 Years of Sustainable Food [NPR] — August 23, 2011

The French Are Getting Fatter, Too [NPR] — August 6, 2011

USDA's Advice For Eating Right Is Hard On The Wallet [NPR] — August 5, 2011

Salmonella Leads Cargill To Recall 36 Million Pounds Of Ground Turkey [NPR] — August 4, 2011

A Chef Finds Healing in Food [NYT] — August 3, 2011

At Sheppard Mansion, a delicious experiment in farm-to-inn-to-community [Washington Post] — August 2, 2011

Roadside Food Projects Blog — August 2, 2011

Bowing To Pressure, McDonald's Makes Happy Meals More Healthful [NPR] — August 2, 2011

It's Law: New Mexico Green Chilies Are Special [NPR] — August 1, 2011

McDonaldís to put apples in every Happy Meal as part of broader health push [Washington Post] — July 27, 2011

Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables [NYT] — July 25, 2011

Crop Prices Erode Farm Subsidy Program [WSJ] — July 25, 2011

Farm Dinners Serve Up Local Food, Ambiance [NPR] — July 24, 2011

D.C. farmers markets highlight an array of food safety issues [Washington Post] — July 23, 2011

Massive Heat Wave Could Cause Corn Prices To Pop [NPR] — July 23, 2011

Farm Thieves Target Grapes, and Even Bees [NYT] — July 22, 2011

Are Vegetables and Exercise Causing Childhood Obesity in China? [Atlantic] — July 21, 2011

First Lady: Let's Move Fruits And Veggies To 'Food Deserts' [NPR] — July 20, 2011

Fostering Community Food Security in the African American Community — July 20, 2011

Problems with Access to Quality Food in African American Urban Communities and Possible Legal Remedies — July 20, 2011

Law as a Social Determinant: Black American Health, Food Insecurity and the Law — July 20, 2011

Organic Foods Have Broad Appeal, But Costs Temper Demand [NPR] — July 20, 2011

The power of calorie counting [WTOP] — July 18, 2011

Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect Our Kids' Health [Huffington Post] — July 18, 2011

Should Cities Drive Food Trucks Off the Streets? [NYT] — July 18, 2011

Secrets of a Garlic Grower [NYT] — July 15, 2011

Vermont Town's Food Focus Still A Growing Concept [NPR] — July 15, 2011

Chain Restaurants To Add More Healthful Kids' Meals [NPR] — July 14, 2011

Having a field day on the farm [Washington Post] — July 11, 2011

Migrants Work For The Future, Sing To Remember [NPR] — July 11, 2011

Want to Make More Than a Banker? Become a Farmer! [TIME] — July 7, 2011

Local Food Project at Airlie Conference: The Role of Institutions in the Future of Local Food [August 8, 2011] — July 5, 2011

Two Scouts Want Palm Oil Out Of Famous Cookies [NPR] — July 5, 2011

Urban Fish Farming: Wave of the Future? [NPR] — July 5, 2011

Growing a Revolution: America's Founding Gardeners [Science Friday] — July 2, 2011

U.S. Food Stamp Use on the Rise [WSJ] — July 1, 2011

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) — June 29, 2011

Urban foodies look to their pas and find recipes for healthy futures — June 28, 2011

How Industrial Farming 'Destroyed' the Tasty Tomato [NPR] — June 28, 2011

Fast Food Restaurants Near Schools Don't Raise Obesity Risk [WebMD] — June 26, 2011

A Squash's Journey: From the Shelf to the Hungry [NPR] — June 25, 2011

Food Bank Shortages Lead To Innovation [NPR] — June 25, 2011

Planning for Food Systems in Ontario: A Call to Action — June 24, 2011

Morven Kitchen Garden Blog — June 20, 2011

Palestinian desire for food security drives farming innovation [Guardian] — June 20, 2011

Planning Functions of Community Food Projects — June 14, 2011

When Food Kills [NY Times] — June 12, 2011

After Wild Weather, Higher Food Prices On Horizon [NPR] — June 12, 2011

A farmer's dream in downtown Silver Spring [Washington Post] — June 11, 2011

Portland Grocery Store Initiative — June 10, 2011

NPR Special Series, "Living Large: Obesity in America" — June 10, 2011

Shop till you learn something new at the market — June 7, 2011

Kitchen Garden Planner — June 2, 2011

Foreign Policy's "Food Issue: Inside the Geopolitics of a Hungry Planet" — May 30, 2011

More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World: But what if the experts are wrong? — May 30, 2011

The Route 250 Project — May 26, 2011

Oakland urban farming prompts plan to redo rules — May 9, 2011

Food For Thought: US Squanders Energy on Food Chain [CNBC] — May 2, 2011

Food dyes' favor fades as possible links to hyperactivity emerge [Washington Post] — March 26, 2011

UVA Club Red — March 20, 2011

King of California [Angry Bear Economics Blog] — March 16, 2011

Can the United States feed China? [Washington Post] — March 13, 2011

Peapod Challenges Fresh Direct in Grocery War [NY Times] — March 12, 2011

Assessing the risk of more food price increases — March 9, 2011

Spring is a state of mind, wherever you are [USA Today] — March 7, 2011

New York Times City Critic: School Lunches — March 5, 2011

Dinner with Michael Jacobson, 'Chief of the Food Police' — March 1, 2011

Miami students cook up healthy Southern classics — February 27, 2011

Agropolis Museum: Food and Agricultures of the World — February 26, 2011

Jefferson Demonstration Garden at Hereford Residential College — February 14, 2011

U.S. Approves Corn Modified for Ethanol — February 13, 2011

Big Retailers Fill More Aisles With Groceries — January 17, 2011

FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System — November 29, 2010

Walgreens Tackles 'Food Deserts' — November 14, 2010

Grist 40 Food Leaders — November 11, 2010

TED Talk: Barton Seaver and Sustainable Seafood — November 6, 2010

AgDevONLINE — November 4, 2010

Living Energy Farm, Louisa VA — October 19, 2010

"What's On Your Plate?" FORUM on Thursday 10/7 — October 6, 2010

100-Mile Thanksgiving, Dept of Urban & Environmental Planning — September 16, 2010

Sustainable Agriculture Education Center — June 30, 2010

Huffstutter. Backyard gardens become income generators in lean times (LA Times) — June 7, 2010

Cohn. Baltimore names its first food czar (Baltimore Sun) — June 1, 2010

Muhlke. Fresh Direction: A Farm-To-Table Restaurant (NYT Magazine) — April 29, 2010

Kummer. The Great Grocery Smackdown (The Atlantic) — April 23, 2010

Homegrown Revolution. Urban Homestead Gardens (You Tube) — April 4, 2010

Bittman. What's wrong with what we eat (TED) — March 18, 2010

Cooper. "Renegade Lunch Lady"" (TED)" — March 18, 2010

Food Security and Health Disparities (Unnatural Causes - PBS) — March 18, 2010

Fowler. One seed at a time, protecting the future of food (TED) — March 18, 2010

Oliver. Teach every child about food (TED) — March 18, 2010

Pollan. Plant's-eye view (TED) — March 18, 2010

Steel. How food shapes our cities (TED) — March 18, 2010

Waters. The Morality of Food (Washington Post) — March 18, 2010

Ornstein. The Femivore's Dilemma (NYTimes) — March 15, 2010

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