User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
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Last updated: Nov 22 2018 15:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agribusinesses vs. community agriculture — an American tradition?
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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Fair share: How a sharing economy can chomp down on food waste 17.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There are better food safety and liability management systems out there.
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Fair share: How a sharing economy can chop down on food waste 17.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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Location, location, location: How to manage valuable landscapes for carbon sequestration 15.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Carbon storage is a cost-effective climate strategy for policymakers and landowners.
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How to close the loop on a quarter-trillion plastic bottles a year 8.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Reverse-vending machines may be just what the market needs to bring circularity to disposable bottles.
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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Better land use policies could move us closer to thwarting climate change 12.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Some insights from the global supply chain and sustainability chief of McDonald's.
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What’s missing in WeWork’s environmental policies — the community voice 20.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
By banning meat without input from employees or customers, the company missed a chance to make sustainability a more central part of its culture.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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How addressing energy used in food processing contributes to more sustainable agriculture 25.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Greater energy efficiency beyond the farm gate and more sustainable processes inside the farm are the two sides of the same coin.
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These startups are turning surplus food into new consumer products 3.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The idea began with a bin of discarded avocado pits. Where others would see waste, Drexel University Food Lab graduate students Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson recognized an opportunity.After some experimenting, they made an avocado-pit tea by blanching, grating and dehydrating the pit. The tea has a mild, slightly fruity taste and a pleasing, natural pink color.
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The 2018 Farm Bill's Hidden Agenda to Push Millions Off Food Stamps 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout doesn't take corporate money and we don't shy away from confronting the root causes of injustice. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? Last August, on the first day of an eight state, two-installment RV tour to address poverty and prosperity in rural America for the upcoming farm bill, US Department of Agriculture Secretary George "Sonny" Perdue visited the Wisconsin State Fair.  Activities that morning included carnival rides and a listening session with farmers, which Perdue hosted alongside Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Afterward, Perdue, Walker and their families were in search of food. Walker quipped, "We'll probably find a few things on a stick." Perdue then set out in a Class A Hurricane Thor Motor Coach (floorplans start with an MSRP value above $100,000) to meet with young farmers at a farm he called, "a feed the hunger" type farm -- in reference to the Hunger Task Force Farm south of Milwaukee. Perdue also hosted Paul Ryan in the RV later that day. They sat ...
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The shared city movement is paving the way to a better future 5.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Tom Llewellyn, coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network, discusses how local solutions can tackle global problems.
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Pit bull attacks another dog in Canada prompting call for law... 3.4.2018 Science / Technology News

PICTURED: Looking gaunt and sullen, 'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch leaves jail after spending less than TWO YEARS behind bars for killing four and paralyzing one in drunken crash 'I was in a haze': Man, 27, claims Texas religious cult drugged his food and turned him against his family after picking him up on Halloween as he joins families of missing members demanding action What food you should NEVER eat before or after a workout: Ditch the salad, avoid sports drinks - and don't feel so bad about a post-gym beer SpaceX set to launch recycled rocket AND a recycled Dragon spacecraft to the space station carrying food, supplies and a satellite designed to remove dangerous space junk Love on the lawn! Trump praises First Lady Melania for organizing Easter Egg Roll and gives her a kiss for the cameras Stormy who? Trump's job approval hits 50 per cent as he jumps ahead of Obama's rating from ... (more)

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How Food Stamps Are Keeping Small Farms in Business 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. On a weekend morning, the farmers market stretches out like a long caterpillar. Customers mill about, pushing strollers and walking dogs. A band is playing something folksy. Vendors stand behind tables that are literally spilling over with winter greens and root vegetables. It's a picture-perfect image that connotes abundance and community -- if you have the cash for it. The local food movement has been criticized for catering to middle- and upper-class Americans, and for leaving behind the low-income in all of the hype for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and "know your farmer" initiatives touted in glossy food magazines. But in the last decade, food justice activists have sought to correct this, connecting low-income consumers with cooking classes, gardening workshops, children's programming, and locally grown and culturally appropriate foods. Enter Double Up Food Bucks, a program that doubles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly ...
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Groups turn up pressure on McDonald's chicken policies: 'It’s just not right' 25.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, a west suburban mother of two young girls, takes her family to McDonald’s semiregularly because it’s an indulgence they all enjoy. But she’s put those trips on hold for now. Knott-Dawson plans to launch an online petition this week in coordination with the nonprofit ...
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Scott Walker Is Making It Harder to Receive Welfare in Wisconsin. Could This Become a Nationwide Blueprint? 22.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attack on the public sector provided a blueprint for 15 other right-wing states looking to bust their public unions. Now Walker is set to provide a "welfare reform" model for right-wingers with several bills that would make it harder for low-income individuals to acquire food stamps, child care subsidies, health insurance and housing assistance. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Help Truthout supply a counterpoint to the dangerous rhetoric and misinformation spewing forth from Washington DC. It takes less than thirty seconds to contribute via card or PayPal: Just click here! In 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed Act 10, an infamous piece of legislation that was later passed by ...
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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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