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Leslie Hatfield: Earth Day 2010: Celebration vs. Cynicism 22.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Originally published on The Green Fork. It's hard to believe it's been two years since we launched The Green Fork but there it is,...
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Farmer and Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann Wins Thought Leader Award 22.4.2010 TreeHugger
Farmer and Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann Wins Thought Leader Award
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Smells and Aging 21.4.2010 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Smell is one of the five senses. It is how we interact with the world. What does the smell of a good meal mean to you? What are good smells and what are bad smells? Are there effects beyond just being pleasant or unpleasant? Specific odors that represent food or indicate danger may be capable of altering an animal's lifespan and physiological profile by activating a small number of highly specialized sensory neurons, researchers at the University of Michigan, University of Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine have shown in a study publishing by the end of April in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology.
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In Japan, a global meeting on local food 21.4.2010 Grist Magazine
“We wanted to connect ‘safe’ foods and the support of organic farming with the survival of family farmers, with the preservation of the environment, with opposition to militarism and imperialism, with demands for social justice, and with our need to work collectively to create a better future.”—A 20-year teikei (CSA) member at the Urgenci conference KOBE, JAPAN—Attending the Urgenci conference “Community Supported Foods and Farming” in Kobe, Japan, in February reminded me that sometimes traveling to the other side of the world can bHonoring Japanese CSA farmers at the Urgenci event in Kobe, Japan.Elizabeth Hendersonring new insights to our local work. Urgenci is an international network based in ...
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Organic Watchdog Asks USDA to Overturn Bush-Era Shenanigans 21.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2010 Cornucopia Institute For years, the USDA's National Organic Program has failed to enforce federal organic standards that prohibit the use of certain unapproved synthetic substances in organic infant formula and other organic foods. The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based food and farm policy research group, is taking action to rein in the practice with the re-filing of a formal legal complaint with the USDA calling for the removal of the additives from organic infant formula. read ...
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Naomi Starkman: 80+ Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling 21.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and more than 80 farmers, public health, environmental, and organic food organizations today sent a letter to...
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Jill Donenfeld: Think Twice Before Beef's for Dinner 20.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Many restaurants across the country are jumping onto the sustainable bandwagon and are increasingly offering meat from responsible farmers.
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Time for the public to reinvest in food-system infrastructure 20.4.2010 Gristmill
Want farmers market food to expand beynd niche status? We need to invest in infrastructure. Photo: Natalie Maynor, Flickr Creative CommonsWhen The New York Times invited me to participate in a “Room for Debate” forum on the infrastructure problem in agriculture, I wrote a 1400-word treatise (a Tolstoyan length in online-debate terms), before slashing it down to the required 400 words. To see the forum, with its variety of perspectives, go here . Below is the uncut version of my entry—the culmination of years of thinking about one major obstacle to the sustainable-food/food-justice movement. ————— To enter a farmers’ market in a U.S. city in the summer is to experience firsthand the recent ...
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Ask Umbra on food dehydrators, cage-free and free-range poultry, and e-readers 19.4.2010 Gristmill
Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, I am enthusiastic about growing my own food in my small garden and I am looking for ways to preserve my produce for use out of season. I cook and freeze some things and have done some canning, but this year I thought I would make things easier with the tomatoes and try drying them. Looking into purchasing a dehydrator (the weather here in the Midwest doesn’t lend itself to sun drying) the only ones I have found so far are made of plastic. This doesn’t sound very healthy or helpful to me. What would you recommend? Many thanks, Judith W. Springfield, Ill. A. Dearest Judith, One big virtual scoop of compost to you (the garden equivalent of a hearty pat on ...
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Aging Well: Eating well for health, community and the environment 19.4.2010 Steamboat Pilot
Thursday is Earth Day, a time to think about how the health of the environment affects our well-being and the well-being of our communities. What we eat and where that food comes from are just a couple aspects of everyday life influencing our own health and that of our natural surroundings.
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Organic Milk Production Trickles, Not Pours 18.4.2010 TreeHugger
Organic Milk Production Trickles, Not Pours
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Eco dog treats confound canines and humans alike 17.4.2010 Gristmill
Everyone’s a critic: one of our panelists gropes for a sniff of biscuit.Photo: Jason Houston I’ve got a bone to pick with conventional dog biscuits. Like commercial dog food, they are made with un-green or even potentially dangerous ingredients . Surely, they’re unworthy of a companion who greets your return from the mailbox with nothing less than rapture. But are the spendy, natural and/or organic versions worth the price of reducing Rover’s carbon pawprint? Will your dog eat them, or even prefer them to cheap, commercial Milk-Bones? Our esteemed critics are ready for their treats. Photo: Jason HoustonTo find out, I grabbed some Milk Bones (for comparison purposes) and higher-quality (even organic!) biscuits to test ...
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USDA Seeks Comments on Controversy Surrounding Confining Organic Livestock 16.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2010

Cornucopia Institute

The new USDA organic pasture rule strengthening the requirement for grazing and pasturing livestock may not apply to beef cattle and other ruminants in meat production.  In fact, the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) is seeking comments from farmers and consumers on a proposal to allow some level of confinement in feedlots for, as an example, organic beef cattle during the last four months of their lives during the "finishing" period prior to slaughter (when industry standards would feed them mostly grain/corn). 

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Green Kitchens Begin With Food: "Easy Green Organic" Cooking by Anna Getty 15.4.2010 TreeHugger
Green Kitchens Begin With Food: "Easy Green Organic" Cooking by Anna Getty
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McDonald's U.S. Opposes 5% Cage-Free Eggs, While McDonald's Europe Commits To 100% Cage-Free 15.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The European Union has passed a law that bans conventional battery cages starting in 2012, so McDonald's Europe has committed to being 100% cage-free over...
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Interview with Fred Kirschenmann, winner of NRDC’s Growing Green “Thought Leader” award 14.4.2010 Grist Magazine
An April 13, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced the four winners of its second annual “Growing Green” awards, designed to honor leaders in the sustainable-food world. The  four categories were “thought leader,” “producer,” business leader,” and “water steward.” Over the next few days, I’ll be interviewing each of them. In this interview, part one of a four-part series, I speak with Fred Kirschenmann, who took “thought leader” honors. ———- Fred Kirschenmann: an original agri-intellectual gets his due. Fred Kirschenmann is a long-time organic farmer with a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago and positions ...
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Frances Beinecke: NRDC Celebrates Food Pioneers who Are Growing Green and Reshaping Our Food System 14.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NRDC's 2010 Growing Green Awards celebrate the people who are meeting our hunger for food that's healthier for our bodies and the planet. Here are this year's winners.
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Meat Free Mondays at Tel Aviv University 13.4.2010 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
A couple of weeks ago, Tel Aviv University students joined others at Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, and many other universities worldwide in a campaign – Meat Free Mondays – that demonstrates their high level of education regarding vegetarianism’s positive effect on the environment.
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Sales of Organic Fresh Food Falling in the UK 13.4.2010 TreeHugger
Sales of Organic Fresh Food Falling in the UK
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Sustainable Fish for Eco-Friendly Cat Food 13.4.2010 TreeHugger
Sustainable Fish for Eco-Friendly Cat Food
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