User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe 21.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The world's largest food company has spoken: cruelty on factory farms has got to go. Nestlé is the single-biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer's, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger. Today, the company announced an industry-leading animal welfare program that will eliminate many controversial-yet-currently-standard practices within its worldwide food supply chain. The announcement is the latest, and one of the biggest, in a series of actions by major food retailers, moving them away from an industrial-type production system that is callous and unforgiving toward animals. Particularly, Nestlé's new program will cleanse its supply chain of the following practices: confinement of sows in gestation crates, calves in veal crates and egg-laying chickens in cages; the forced rapid growth of chickens used for meat products; and the harsh cutting of the horns, tails and genitals of farm animals without painkillers. Bundling all of these reforms together, this ...
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The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers 19.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In December, NBC News published a story on an undercover video of animal cruelty in a contract farm to Tyson Meats . If you haven't seen it already, I highly recommend watching it. If nothing else, this is one perspective of a frightening story and spectacularly succeeds in giving one a sense of the problem that we have on our hands. The footage shows brutal and harsh treatment of pigs in a barn-like facility. The article offers a warning on the graphic nature of the video, brief summarizes the footage, and then goes on to quote an apology from Tyson, who promises to terminate its contract with that farm. This resolution leaves us with a nice sense of closure, but frankly, the entire story alarms me. In telling this story, the video means to evoke a sense of outrage and disgust, and in that I think it succeeds spectacularly. But the disgust it raises is wholly directed towards the workers. We see scene after scene of workers performing acts of violence against pigs, with no sense of what the workers are ...
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Kellogg's sets crunch time goals for climate 18.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

All suppliers will be required to reduce, measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2015.

Kellogg's sets crunch time goals for climate
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Eco-Friendly Agriculture Puts Down Roots in Spain 15.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Why business needs to view farm animal rights as a green issue 11.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The president of the Humane Society of the United States talks about how his organization is pushing corporations to change their practices.

Why business needs to view farm animal rights as a green issue
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Dog Thrown From Moving Car On New Jersey's Garden State Parkway 11.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A dog was apparently thrown from a moving vehicle on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on Saturday and struck by another car -- yet somehow managed to survive the ordeal, according to multiple reports. The mixed terrier, a female, is in stable condition at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital . Vets treated the dog for internal bleeding and other injuries , NBC New York reported. The hospital provided an update on Facebook on Sunday: Post by Red Bank Veterinary Hospital . A good Samaritan saw the injured dog, stopped traffic to help get her out of the road, then called police, Victor “Buddy” Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA, told NJ.com. The dog has been named Tara after New Jersey State Trooper Tara Karagias, who brought her to the hospital. “By her racing it over to the Red Bank animal hospital, they were able to control the internal bleeding,” Amato was quoted as saying. “ The dog would have went into shock and died if she didn’t do that .” Police have not yet determined ...
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'Outrage' Follows USDA's Advancement of New Genetically Engineered Crops 8.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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From clean rooms to grow rooms: High-tech companies cultivate indoor farms 8.8.2014 TreeHugger
Tech companies that are more familiar to us as gadget and electronics manufacturers are beginning to branch out into indoor farming, applying their tech skills to growing veggies as well.
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Farmers, Environmental Groups Defend Moratorium of GMO Crops on Hawai‘i’s Big Island 5.8.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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The United States' Farm-Grown Terrorism 5.8.2014 Truthout.com
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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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