User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
Category: Policy
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 16:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can better broadband and big data save rural America? 21.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Independent farms need better internet to survive, let alone to compete with the large agriculture industry.
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Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready? 8.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
Regulatory scrutiny of sustainability risks has only just begun.
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An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws 17.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In Mendocino County, ‘guerilla gatherers’ risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.
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Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change 28.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious?
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3 startups hacking food to crack the climate crisis 12.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Miyoko’s and other plant-based entrepreneurs are using food to fight the climate crisis.
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Ideas for feeding the world without destroying it 2.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There are many ingredients in the solution, ranging from plant-based diets to regenerative agriculture.
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U.S. agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal 10.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How can we give power back to farmers — and out carbon back into the ground?
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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Farmers turn to prisons to fill labor needs 12.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
With immigration numbers low, the agriculture industry looks to another form of disenfranchised workers.
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How regenerative land and livestock management practices can sequester carbon 7.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
General Mills' CSO on how animal agriculture can be regenerative, too.
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Scientists have declared a biodiversity crisis — here's what that means for business 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A ground-breaking UN report yesterday revealed scale of threat facing the natural world.
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Cancers are preventable but won't be if it requires curbing the profits corporations reap from sickness 10.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn It is now generally agreed upon by health specialists that many cancers are caused either by exposure to radiation or by carcinogens that have been spewed into the environment. In contrast, relatively fewer cancers can be traced to defective genes inherited from our parents. Although cancers caused by exposure to radioactivity are not nearly as prevalent as those caused by exposure to environmental toxins, they do sicken thousands of people. Radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has risen to a global stockpile of 260,000 tonnes, and is growing by some 10,000 tonnes a year, according to the International Atomic Agency. The incidence of many forms of cancer has been found to be significantly higher in the vicinity of nuclear plants. But the World Health Organization estimates that, although radioactivity is a serious threat in some places, a significant number of cancers are now the result of exposure to environmental toxins . Sales of chemicals, including the most toxic, have increased ...
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The UCP health platform: mostly spin, some two-tier medicine, and scraps of red meat for the base 29.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Jason Kenney's health-care policy announcement yesterday was a typical conservative political speech -- a mish-mash of anodyne sentiment, misleading spin, market-fundamentalist nostrums, scraps of red meat for the base, cheap shots at the federal government, terrible ideas he'll implement if he gets the chance, and even a couple of good ones he'd probably ignore. However, it was almost entirely delivered in a reasonable, even soothing tone of voice. So you had to listen carefully and make frequent use of your political decoder ring to understand the bad stuff. But there was a bit of a bombshell at the end -- a barely disguised pitch for full-on, two-tier, cash-for-care medicine in the final two minutes. Kenney employs competent political advisers. So how did that slip past the spinmeisters? I don't know about you, but when Kenney started rambling on about the so-called Chaoulli decision it sounded to me as if his mouth got jammed in motor mode and no one on his staff had the presence ...
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Federal budget tinkers around the edges of food and agriculture 27.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada The 2019 federal budget was handed down on March 19, and the media frenzy has come and gone. Time to reflect on what might hit the mark in terms of agricultural issues. After careful review, I have noted an attempt to include food and some agricultural issues into the mix. That makes me happy, maybe even hopeful. At least I can find mentions of food when I search, and also a few mentions of farming and agriculture. But, I use the word "attempt" because, while the budget purports to "introduce" a national food strategy, the 2019 federal budget is barely a first step, with a mix of food and agriculture initiatives that are largely unconnected. For a solid national food strategy, you need a solid agricultural strategy Since their election in 2015, the federal Liberals have been promising a national food policy, and while there are notes of support for food issues and some farm issues peppered throughout the 349-page budget, there is not a lot of detail, and even less depth. The federal ...
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With clock ticking on 2020 deforestation pledges, 5 ideas for sourcing palm oil sustainably 27.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Time-bound commitments and better ways to monitor suppliers will play a central role
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The kids are alright 27.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change and vegan sausage rolls.
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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming 11.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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The inconvenient truths behind the 'Planetary Health' diet 6.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems uses flawed research on health, sustainability and food systems.
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Understanding the policy principles for a 'just transition' 4.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
'Just transition' was the hot topic at last year's COP24 climate conference in Poland, but how can governments and businesses deliver on their promises?
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