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Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs 25.6.2011 TreeHugger
Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs
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R. Paul Herman: Why Is Business Blind to the Potential Profits from Sustainability? 23.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Measurement of the environmental aspects of a business is equivalent to an x-ray or CAT scan to find the maladies in a business system and supply chain which can be addressed and cured.
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Biogarden Ecosystem Installed in Atlanta West End Park; City Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House 23.6.2011 ENN Network News - ENN
Atlanta, GA, Algosolar, dba Bioponica has completed installation of its first publicly displayed Biogarden and Incubator, an aquaponic-bioponic sustainable farming ecosystem. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, press event and public Open House commemorating the site and installation as a first-of-a-kind garden, held on Saturday June 25th from Noon till 5pm at 1442 Richland Road, Atlanta, GA 30310.
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Influence of Dissolved Organic Carbon on Methylmercury Bioavailability across Minnesota Stream Ecosystems 22.6.2011 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies? 22.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My daughter has eczema and was recently diagnosed...
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Nil Zacharias: Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again? 22.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.
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Returning to the Caveman Diet 16.6.2011 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
In today's age of highly processed food, packaged and shaped to look like animals, filled with ingredients we have never heard of, it is tempting to return to a diet from a much simpler time. A new fad that is catching on, known as the Paleolithic or "paleo" diet, aims to return people to a more "natural" way of eating. Before agriculture, people would eat lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, and they would avoid grains and processed foods. Is this what is really best for human consumption? According to a new book, the so-called caveman diet was abandoned for a reason, and the belief that it is superior is pure hokum.
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WATCH: What It Takes To Run A Sustainable Coffee Farm 15.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It takes an enormous amount of water to run a successful coffee farm. But one organic farm in Guatemala is using " target="_hplink">substantially less to...
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Why "Is It Sustainable?" Is a Meaningless Question 15.6.2011 TreeHugger
Why "Is It Sustainable?" Is a Meaningless Question
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Preserving Cures 14.6.2011 WireTap Magazine
Over half of the world's prescription drugs are derived from chemicals first discovered in plants. These include common medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics, and painkillers, as well as lifesaving anticancer treatments and heart disease medications. But these medications and their plant derivatives are at risk of disappearing. Over-harvesting, habitat degradation, and agricultural expansion all threaten these valuable plants; their loss is especially devastating for those who depend on these plants as a means of affordable healthcare, and for some, a livelihood. Alarm over this issue has compelled people to develop approaches to conserve and protect medicinal herbs and plants, including the practices of responsible harvesting and sustainable cultivation. It's estimated that there are 10,000 plant species throughout the world with medicinal properties. While some of them are rare, others are common garden plants such as Vinca, which is used to make chemotherapies that ...
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Preserving Cures 14.6.2011 WireTap Magazine
Over half of the world's prescription drugs are derived from chemicals first discovered in plants. These include common medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics, and painkillers, as well as lifesaving anticancer treatments and heart disease medications. But these medications and their plant derivatives are at risk of disappearing. Over-harvesting, habitat degradation, and agricultural expansion all threaten these valuable plants; their loss is especially devastating for those who depend on these plants as a means of affordable healthcare, and for some, a livelihood. Alarm over this issue has compelled people to develop approaches to conserve and protect medicinal herbs and plants, including the practices of responsible harvesting and sustainable cultivation. It's estimated that there are 10,000 plant species throughout the world with medicinal properties. While some of them are rare, others are common garden plants such as Vinca, which is used to make chemotherapies that ...
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The Clean Fifteen: Fruits & Vegetables With The LEAST Pesticides 14.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Yesterday, HuffPost showed you the "Dirty Dozen" fruits and vegetables that, because of high residual pesticide levels, you should try to buy organic. There are...
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An Argument for Organic 14.6.2011 WireTap Magazine
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked what it was I liked most about farming. The answer, for me, was three-fold. My id responded first: "Vegetables!" Thinking that maybe that was too quick and simplistic an answer, I took a quick second to reflect, and gave me my ego and superego time to chime in: I love the autonomy of working for myself in a job that I love and based on principles I agree with. And I love to spend my days and weeks and months outside, watching the season"s progress, sticking my hands in the dirt and caring for the land. When I first got into farming about two years ago, the decision to grow organically was not a conscious, calculated one. All of the reasons I started up working on farms — a love for healthy, fresh veggies, time outdoors, and hard but satisfying work — were directly in line with organic principles. It more or less just fell into place. But even though I swear by organic principles, I can't legally say my vegetables are ...
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McDonald's Will Serve Sustainable Fish Across Europe 10.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Starting in October 2011, McDonald's 7,000 European locations will serve sustainable seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. "It is one of the highest-profile marine...
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The Sweet Beet: 6 Berry Buying Myths Busted 10.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
June in the North East not only means a return of flip flops, the whirling of air conditioning units, dinners outdoors, but most importantly...
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Major Contributor of Arsenic in Animal Feed Halts Practice 9.6.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Alpharma, a division of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has agreed to stop selling (for now) its arsenic-containing product, 3-Nitro, for use in chicken, turkeys and swine. In 1944, 3-Nitro became the first arsenic-containing product approved by the FDA for use in food animals.

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FDA admits supermarket chickens test positive for arsenic 9.6.2011 Gristmill
by Tom Laskawy. Back in March, Tom Philpott wrote about the “insane” practice of feeding factory-farmed chickens arsenic: The idea is that it makes them grow faster—fast growth being the supreme goal of factory animal farming —and helps control a common intestinal disease called coccidiosis. The industry emphasizes that the arsenic is applied in organic form, which isn’t immediately toxic. “Organic” in the chemistry sense, that is, not the agricultural sense—i.e., molecules containing carbon atoms as well as arsenic. Trouble is, arsenic shifts from organic to inorganic rather easily. Indeed, “arsenic in poultry manure is rapidly converted into an inorganic form that is highly water soluble and capable of moving into surface and ground water,” write Keeve E. Nachman and Robert S. Lawrence of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Inorganic arsenic is the highly poisonous stuff—see the absurd and wonderful Cary ...
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Mixed Messages Over E. Coli Outbreak Could Make Crisis Worse 7.6.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- The conflicting claims over the source of the deadliest E.coli outbreak in living memory have not only confused consumers around the globe,...
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Organic Trade Association Ripe for Change 7.6.2011 TreeHugger
Organic Trade Association Ripe for Change
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Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music 6.6.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
London's Regent's Park hears vibrant festival sound-system powered by bicycles. Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th June, thousands of visitors flocked to this huge and very enjoyable Green Fair for its 18th season. The weather on Saturday was particularly sunny, not always guaranteed in Britain!
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