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Food industry's green efforts may hit price wall 19.7.2010 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
The European food and drinks industry is finalising plans to measure its environmental performance but increasingly price-aware consumers might derail their efforts, the European Commission cautioned. A European round table bringing together the food industry, farmers and consumer groups has drawn up a series of 10 guiding principles to assess the environmental impact of food and drink products during their entire life cycle.
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Benziger Family Winery: Making Wine The Green Way (VIDEO) 19.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Take a trip to the Benziger Family Winery, a biodynamic vineyard , in this video from KVIE. Mike Benziger, born and raised in New York,...
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Why Is the Obama Administration Parroting Monsanto Talking Points? 19.7.2010 AlterNet
Something's very wrong when the chief scientist at the USDA says we'll have to start farming parks, forests and golf courses if we don't switch to biotech.
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Two Kucinich Amendments Strengthen ‘Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act’ 15.7.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today secured two victories during consideration of H.R. 5504 the Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act in the Education and Labor Committee that will strengthen the bill and protect future generations. The first amendment will establish a trial program to increase organic foods in school meals. The second amendment will reduce the consumption by pregnant women and children of foods that have high levels of mercury.

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Maria Rodale: A Visit to my Kitchen: Marion Nestle 15.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Marion Nestle is in my kitchen today! Find out what her favorite frozen treat is, her favorite childhood snack, and how she stays connected. Marion...
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Eco Chef iPhone App for 10-Minute Raw Organic "Junk" Food (Video) 15.7.2010 TreeHugger
Eco Chef iPhone App for 10-Minute Raw Organic "Junk" Food (Video)
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'Iron Chef America' Takes a Big Stand for Sustainable Seafood 15.7.2010 AlterNet
The Food Network show made an extremely powerful statement about the reality of our ailing oceans and the need for immediate action if we are to save them.
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Leslie Hatfield: Factory vs. Sustainable Pork Production: Two Videos, One Case for Transparency 15.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If I'm going to eat something -- especially an animal product -- I want to know as much as I can about where it came from, what it ate, and how it was treated.
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Whole Foods-Northern Arapaho Tribe Organic Beef Deal Falls Through 15.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
DENVER — A deal for the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming to sell organic, grass-fed beef to Whole Foods Market Inc. has fallen through, a...
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Whole Foods Organic Claims: Company To Make Personal Care Products Prove Their Organic Claims 12.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
All beauty and personal care products sold at Whole Foods will have to meet the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA NOP)...
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Whole Foods To Make Personal Care Products Companies Prove Their Organic Claims 12.7.2010 TreeHugger
Whole Foods To Make Personal Care Products Companies Prove Their Organic Claims
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Chez Sludge: How the Sewage Sludge Industry Bedded Alice Waters 10.7.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by John Stauber

The celebrity chef Alice Waters is probably the world's most famous advocate of growing and eating local, Organic food.

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California Organic Food: State Crackdown On Farmers' Market Frauds 9.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's been barely a year since Luis Miranda began selling organic produce at farmers markets near his home in California's Central Valley,...
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Making a Place at the Table for Farmers in the Future of Sustainable Agriculture 9.7.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Katy Mamen

Interest in how our food is grown has been rekindled in recent years, with particular focus on sustainable agriculture. But what exactly is sustainable agriculture?

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Film Screening: Food Inc. 9.7.2010 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Hungry for change? Come see Academy Award film, Food Inc, and discuss the politics of urban, organic and permaculture farming as alternatives to polluting, genetically modified foods and monocultured agribusiness. Discussions led by Elizabeth Page: Food Connect, Duncan Roden's Green Left Weekly, and representatives from Permaculture West and Parramatta Climate Action Network. Sunday July 18th 2-6pm Mars Cafe, 331 church st, parramatta $6/$10, with proceeds to Green Left Weekly and Parramatta Climate Action Network (PCAN). Event date: Sun, 18/07/2010 - 2:00pm Event time: Sun, 18/07/2010 - 2:00pm Website: Phone: 9690 1977 read ...
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A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer 8.7.2010 Democracy Now!
Supporters of geoengineering have proposed radical ways to alter the planet to decrease the level of greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals include creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles, fertilizing the oceans and placing sun-deflecting aluminum foil in the sky. But opposition is growing to geoengineering. We host a debate between Indian environmentalist, scientist, philosopher and eco-feminist, Vandana Shiva, and geopolitical analyst and columnist, Gwynne Dyer. [includes rush transcript]
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Maria Rodale: A Visit to my Kitchen: Ed Orem from Grower's First 8.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today Ed Orem is stopping by my kitchen, to talk about his personal journey from being a sugar junky to an organic freak. Ed "Organic...
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What Really Is ‘Sustainable Food’? 8.7.2010 AlterNet
Cross-posted from Food Politics. The National Academies have just released Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. You can read it online, one page at a time. Otherwise, you have to come up with the $76.50 it costs in print (electronic versions are somewhat cheaper). Sustainability, it says, has four goals: • [...] ...
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Trina Hahnemann: Roskilde Music Festival: Inside the Green Village 7.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Roskilde Festival has an inspiring green profile that tries to make the thousands of people attending the festival think more about the impact of their footprints on this planet.
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Organic Gardening Becomes New Perk For Many Employees 6.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Some big companies with land to spare are providing vegetable patches for their employees to work on during their breaks and during lunch....
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