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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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Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Turning A Winery Green 12.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The future, if HALL winery has anything to do with it, is something worth drinking to. The Napa-based winery just received organic certification, and combined...
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'Food Hero' says to Value Soil, Not Oil 12.4.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Christine Cox

GOSHEN - Vandana Shiva was on the fast track for a career as a nuclear physicist in the 1970s, working in an atomic research center in Bombay in her native India.

But when her sister, a medical doctor, pointed out Shiva's lack of understanding of nuclear hazards, she planted a seed in Shiva's mind. That seed took root and eventually caused Shiva to abandon her nuclear ambitions and dedicate her life to what she calls "sciences that defend life."

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Food sovereignty study tour to Venezuela planned 11.4.2010 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Ferne Edwards, a PhD student at the Australian National University who researches sustainable food movements, cities and climate change, was so inspired by the social changes in Venezuela when she visited there as part of a food sovereignty tour in 2009 that she decided to organise an opportunity for other Australians to visit and see it for themselves.
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Turning Capitalism on Its Head by Cooperating for Sustainable Food 10.4.2010 AlterNet
Innovative new ways of doing business are blossoming and two companies are showing that serving consumers, workers, and farmers can be the wave of the future.
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Is This Factory Farming's Tobacco Moment? 10.4.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Will Allen and Ronnie Cummins

The nation's chemical and energy-intensive food and farming system, Food Inc., is out-of-control, posing a mortal threat to public health, the environment, and climate stability.

Economically stressed and distracted consumers have become dependent on a factory farm system designed to provide cheap processed food that may be cosmetically perfect and easily shipped, but which is seriously degraded in terms of purity and nutritional value. 

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Seven Food and Resources Crises on the Horizon, and What You Can Do About It 9.4.2010 AlterNet
There are big problems facing the food industry and agriculture -- a look at what's on the horizon.
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Super Weeds, Bees, and Diabetes: 7 Food Safety Predictions 9.4.2010 AlterNet
The Organic Center's chief scientist tells us the problems to look out for and what we can do about them.
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Super Weeds, Bees, and Diabetes: 7 Food Safety Predictions 8.4.2010 TreeHugger
Super Weeds, Bees, and Diabetes: 7 Food Safety Predictions
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10 Ways to SHIFT $300 Billion for the Planet 7.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2010 Green America Green America today called on all Americans to take "The Green Economy Challenge" to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. The Green Economy Challenge asks all American households to shift 10 percent of their current spending to green purchases. American households spend approximately $3 trillion per year on expenditures that could easily be greened. If Americans directed just one tenth of these expenditures to purchasing from a green or local business, it would steer $300 billion towards more sustainable consumption. read ...
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"Shocking" Reasons to Go Organic 6.4.2010 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Eating organic foods has lots of benefits, from protecting the environment to helping you stay slim and healthier. Now, Rodale Inc. CEO and Chairman Maria Rodale is out with a book called "Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe."
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"Shocking" Reasons to Go Organic 6.4.2010 Environmental News Network
Eating organic foods has lots of benefits, from protecting the environment to helping you stay slim and healthier. Now, Rodale Inc. CEO and Chairman Maria Rodale is out with a book called "Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe."
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Nora Pouillon: Growing Green: We're Moving in the Right Direction 6.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We are what we eat, and unfortunately for most Americans, that means that we are made up of the same unhealthy, chemically-infused and unsustainably produced food that we put on our plates every day.
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Sustainable urban farming ideas that think inside the box 6.4.2010 Grist Magazine
Photo via .hello foto of FlickrIn my last Green State column , I wrote about Agriculture 2.0. The conference, held in Silicon Valley recently, brought together venture capitalists and sustainable ag startups in an effort to jump start a market for the regional distribution of fresh food. This week I take a closer look at some of the companies that tried to catch the ear and checkbooks of the high-profile investors who packed that confab at the Four Seasons in Palo Alto. One of the more intriguing ideas came from startups thinking outside the agribusiness box by developing urban farms in a box. Literally. Take AeroFarms . The New York company builds aeroponic farms that fit inside containers—soil and sun not required. ...
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Sludge Campaigners Press Alice Waters to Speak Out 5.4.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Alexis Baden-Mayer

In early 2010, the Organic Consumers Association took on an important cause for the organic movement: Ending the practice of dumping toxic sewage sludge on land. As a first target, we took on the City of San Francisco, whose Public Utilities Commission has been giving toxic sewage sludge to community gardeners calling it "organic biosolids compost." For this Bay-area campaign, the first person we thought of to call on for support was organic chef and advocate Alice Waters.

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Organic Farming Opens a Way for Farmers to Return to Their Proper Role as Innovators and Stewards of the Land 3.4.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Olga Bonfiglio

"There seems to be three ways for a nation to acquire wealth:  the first is by war...this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way."  Benjamin Franklin

The twenty-first century's uncertainty about the future abounds with predicaments like climate change, depletion of our water resources, and the end of cheap energy.  And farmers are being called upon to assume a new role as innovators and stewards of the land because they know how to produce food.

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Maria Rodale: Food Revolution or Organic Revolution? Or both? 2.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This past Friday night I watched Jamie Oliver (formerly the Naked Chef) in the two-hour premier of his new prime-time TV show, called Food Revolution....
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Susan Clark: Delicious, Nutritious, Local Food 2.4.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Together we can build awareness for this important (and tasty!) movement. We can spark the food transformation, one community at a time.
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Will Legalized Marijuana Keep California in the Green? 2.4.2010 Truthout.com

While a legalized marijuana crop wouldn't solve all of California's agricultural woes, it might still keep the state in the green.

The three-hour Northern California drive from San Francisco to Nevada County passes through some of the cream of the state's agriculture industry: dairy, alfalfa, rice, almonds, grapes. On both sides of the freeway stretch enormous crop rows, interrupted only by the state capital of Sacramento and a number of small towns.

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Michelle Obama Enlarges the White House Organic Garden 2.4.2010 TreeHugger
Michelle Obama Enlarges the White House Organic Garden
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