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We Can Reverse Climate Change by the Way We Grow Food 1.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Fine Print of the Food Wars 1.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Has meat met its match? 31.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Sensitized to the environmental costs of livestock, a new generation eyes options for changing our carnivorous ways.

Has meat met its match?
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Will General Mills become a green giant? 31.7.2014 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

It already has an outsize impact as one of the biggest food companies on the planet. Will these new commitments make major strides?

Will General Mills become a green giant?
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We Can Reverse Climate Change by the Way We Grow Food 30.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Yesterday the White House and USDA hosted a meeting with food, agriculture and data industry officials in an attempt to encourage innovation to stem the effects of climate change on agriculture and food production Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change. Here's how: The overall global food system -- including land-use changes, feed, fertilizer, transportation, refrigeration, processing and waste -- is estimated to be responsible for 30 to 50 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Over the last decade, agricultural emissions have increased by approximately 1 percent per year. Researchers at the World Bank Group estimated intensive livestock production alone is the largest single contributing factor to climate change. Industrial animal agriculture is also one of the largest polluter of air, water and land, and the largest consumers of fossil ...
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Investors applaud Smucker's new palm oil policy 30.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

A shareowner resolution is withdrawn after the jelly maker commits to sourcing only deforestation-free palm oil.

Investors applaud Smucker's new palm oil policy
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3 ways food and beverage companies can lead on sustainability 30.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Ceres/Sustainalytics study looks at 20 areas and finds that Campbell Soup, PepsiCo, and 22 others have many successes — but need a few pointers.

3 ways food and beverage companies can lead on sustainability
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General Mills takes bold stand for climate action 28.7.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Afghans Don't Like Soybeans, Despite a Big US Push 28.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Corporate Takeover of "All Natural" Food 27.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Trade Above All: The Draft Food Safety Chapter of TTIP 26.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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5 ways to improve global food security 25.7.2014 TreeHugger
The US produces more than enough food to feed the world, but hunger is still a major issue around the world. A new study proposes some ways to change that.
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Leaked Trade Deal Chapter Reveals Corporate-Friendly Subversion of Public Health, Food Safety 25.7.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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How Asda is making fresh efforts to protect produce 23.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Walmart-owned UK supermarket is rethinking its supply chain with 95% its of produce at risk from climate change.

How Asda is making fresh efforts to protect produce
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McDonald's Meat Scandal Leads To Detainment Of 5 People In China 23.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
SHANGHAI/LANGFANG, China, July 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands including KFC and McDonald's Corp over allegations the firm supplied out-of-date meat. The five detained include the head of the company - Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC - and the firm's quality manager, the police said in an online statement. It gave no other details. McDonald's, Yum Brands Inc, the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut, and coffee chain Starbucks Corp are among global brands to have pulled products from their outlets after it emerged that Shanghai Husi supplied expired meat to clients in China, as well as Japan, in the latest in a series of food safety scandals in the country. Earlier, the official Xinhua news agency cited the Shanghai food and drug watchdog as saying that food safety violations at Shanghai Husi were company-led rather than the acts of individuals. "We ...
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Study: To Cut Down On Environmental Impact, Eat Less Beef 22.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new study on the environmental burdens of beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy and plant products finds that beef is by far the worst offender. According to the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a prominent scientific journal, beef production releases five times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the average of other meats and animal products. Nor is that all: Beef requires 28 times more land, 11 times more water, and six times as much reactive nitrogen as the average of the other categories, according to the study. To calculate the impact of different animal products, the study's authors looked at the environmental effects of producing feed for animals , taking into account land use, water consumption and the potential for nitrogen pollution from fertilizers. (When excess nitrogen leaches into a body of water, it can cause algal blooms that deplete local levels of oxygen and cause harm to other marine organisms.) The researchers also calculated the amount ...
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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 21.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional 21.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
There have been dozens of undercover employment-based investigations of the meat, dairy, and egg industries by animal protection groups in the past 15 years. These investigations have led to felony conviction for egregious cruelty to animals , the country's largest meat recall , and a civil settlement of $497 million . They have also led to improved conditions for farm animals, laws against certain confinement systems in nine states, and corporate farm animal welfare policies from most of the country's largest fast food restaurants, grocery chains, and meat companies, from McDonald's and Burger King to Smithfield Foods and Hormel. In 2011, the meat industry responded, but not by improving conditions for farm animals; instead, it proposed laws in four states to prohibit the investigations. In 2012, pro-factory farm legislators enacted three such laws, and last year, they proposed eleven more. This year, they have proposed half a dozen, and passed one. Animal protection, consumer safety, and free speech ...
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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 20.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Rows of corn grow on a farm in Atkins, Iowa. (Photo: Firskey/ cc/ Flickr)Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year.

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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 20.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Genna Reed

Rows of corn grow on a farm in Atkins, Iowa. (Photo: Firskey/ cc/ Flickr)Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year.

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