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Why data is an essential nutrient for Aerofarms crops 10.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Now on its ninth facility, the world's biggest vertical farming operation is a big proponent of automation.
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How the gig economy influences — and is influenced by — agro-preneurs 9.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
One word: drones.
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Trends in agriculture show organics on top 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
'Organic doesn't mean what it used to — it's not just an "alternative" system to conventional agriculture anymore.
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It's time to get smarter about sourcing our food 27.4.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Grocers are on the frontlines of climate change as threat multipliers threaten supply chains.
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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What does sustainability mean for beef? 16.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Sara Place of The National Cattlemen's Beef Association discusses the challenges and solutions surrounding sustainable beef production
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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "Many people are angered by the cruelties of the twenty-first-century economy. And their fury has fueled worldwide protest. Simultaneously, and almost everywhere, low-wage workers and small farmers began to revolt: in New York City restaurants, laundries, and warehouses, in Western Cape wineries and the garment shops of Phnom Penh, in Southern California Walmarts, and the big hotels of Providence, Oslo, Karachi, and Abuja. As capital has globalized, so has the labor movement. Marches, strikes, protests, and sit-ins from Tampa to Mali have changed the global conversation about workers' rights." So writes Annelise Orleck in her new book We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages -- which, as she explains on this week's episode of Off-Kilter, tells the story behind the growing global labor movement ...
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How genetically engineered salmon swims onto our plates 17.3.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The transgenic technology that produces fast-growing fish soon could come to the U.S. Will it live up to its claims of making seafood more sustainable?
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Florida Farmworkers Push for Fairness in the Fields 7.3.2018 Truthout.com
Immokalee, Florida, is known for producing nearly all of the winter tomatoes in the United States. Up until recently, the town also had a reputation for being home to some of the worst labor exploitation in the country, with sexual violence, wage theft, and assault occurring regularly in the tomato fields. The working conditions were so bad that the town was considered " ground zero for modern slavery " in the United States. But one group has spent the last two decades transforming the conditions for Florida farmworkers. Through the use of boycotts, supply chain agreements, and an innovative monitoring program, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has made massive inroads in creating a safe workplace for one of labor's most exploited communities. Gerardo Reyes Chavez is one of the workers involved. A farmworker most of his life, he heard about the coalition from roommates who were taking part in one of the group's anti-slavery cased in the late 1990s. Now, he's one of the group's key leaders. Reyes joined ...
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The science behind Tyson's meaty new sustainability agenda 26.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The company's first CSO, on the job for less than a year, is moving quickly to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and food waste.
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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What we feed animals is key to a sustainable future for food 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
The implications for environmental health, including biodiversity and deforestation, are significant.
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Our heaping food waste problem has an open secret: It can be solved 8.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Experts from Kroger, Dow, ReFed, Feeding America and TSC weigh in the potential for making great systemic change.
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7 key trends all sustainability execs should watch 8.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new Forum for the Future report sets out the risks and opportunities amid climate and technological disruption.
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Costco, Whole Foods fight slavery in food production 6.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
To fight slavery within supply chains, companies of all sizes have to do their part by finding ways to engage with suppliers with the help of advocates.
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Here are 5 ways climate became part of the 2018 Davos dialogue 29.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Despite the U.S. government's silence, plenty of world leaders and corporate chieftains are speaking up.
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Supply chain traceability steps up a level, with Gap, Target, others on the map 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Updates to the Higg Index, other mapping tools herald an era of "radical transparency."
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Stanford researchers find major food retailer's sustainability program drives farmers' environmental practices 10.1.2018 Environmental News Network
When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have analyzed whether or not companies who claim to improve the sustainability of their products are actually changing practices in their supply chains.
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Major food retailer's sustainability program drives farmers' environmental practices 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability program in the food and agriculture space, Stanford researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.
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It's Time to Confront the Scourge of Advertising in the Capitalist Food System 7.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
While it's customary to blame consumer companies and their advertising campaigns for predatory and manipulative messages, it's time to look beyond that critique to the truly deadly ingredient in the mix: capitalism itself. After all, the proliferation of lifestyle diseases is a direct result of lifestyle advertising promoted and subsidized under our capitalist system. Mr. Peanut joins other Kraft Heinz mascots in Times Square for the kick-off event of the 'Feed Your Family, Feed The World' program, on April 27, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Kraft Heinz) This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? In December, the Kraft Heinz Company launched a multimillion-dollar  advertising campaign  in response to " prolonged negative perceptions " about the health risk associated with its products. Between 2014 and 2016, Kraft Heinz's net income fell by an astounding  24 percent , due in no ...
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