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Rebecca Gerendasy: Organic Agriculture: Its Origins, and Evolution Over Time 9.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
[Editor's note: this is part 1 of a 7 part series examining the history of the organics movement in the US from the unique perspective...
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Meat eating can be an environmentally friendly choice, argues Geoge Monbiot 8.9.2010 Grist Magazine
by Bonnie Azab Powell. As a meat-eater, I’ve long found it convenient to categorise veganism as a response to animal suffering or a health fad. But, faced with these figures, it now seems plain that it’s the only ethical response to what is arguably the world’s most urgent social justice issue. -George Monbiot, “ Why vegans were right all along ,” Dec. 2002 Guardian columnist and well-known environmentalist George Monbiot ate the above words yesterday—with a dash of salted crow, one imagines. In a column titled “ I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat—but farm it properly ,” he tells how a book released in England this week has persuaded him that meat eating per se isn’t ...
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Not Crying over Spilt Soymilk 7.9.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2010

Cornucopia Institute

It's not often that family-scale farmers can go toe-to-toe with a $12 billion agribusiness and come out victors.  But organic soybean producers, and a modestly scaled but powerful ally, The Cornucopia Institute, are claiming victory over Dean Foods in the organic marketplace.

             [Full news release at http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/09/not-crying-over-spilt-soymilk/]

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Could Perennial Fodder Crops Mean More Sustainable Livestock? 7.9.2010 TreeHugger
Could Perennial Fodder Crops Mean More Sustainable Livestock?
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Organic Fruit is Better For You 4.9.2010 GOOD

A comprehensive study shows that the organic farms produce more flavorful, nutritious fruit, that has a better shelf life, and helps create healthy soils. Science Daily



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Your “Nitrite-Free” Meats Are Full of Nitrites 4.9.2010 GOOD
In a world where organic “nitrite-free” meats are anything but, think twice before you slap some meat on the grill this weekend. Nitrogen compounds are the basis of chemical fertilizers. They’re responsible for the giant dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Terry Nichols, the Michigan organic farmer, used ammonium nitrates to bomb Oklahoma City. Nitrate salts make the color that appears in firework displays. Sodium nitrate (NO 3 ) are also added to dry-cured meats, hot dogs, and bacon. Added nitrate does nothing until beneficial bacteria slowly breaks it down into nitrite (NO 2 ), which prevents further bacterial growth. Nitrites also form nitric oxide (NO), which helps stabilize the color of meats. And a lot of healthy ...
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New Study Proves Organic Strawberries Have Better Taste and Nutrition Than Conventional 3.9.2010 AlterNet
Researches found that commercial organic farms produce more flavorful and nutritious strawberries, while leaving the soil healthier and genetically diverse.
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Organic Food Is Healthier, Tastier, Better For Environment: WSU Study 3.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Does growing food organically really matter? Supporters of conventional agriculture say that organic farming is little more than a fad -- and that organic produce...
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Organic Strawberries Have Better Taste & Nutrition Than Conventional & Better For Soil Too: New Study 3.9.2010 TreeHugger
Organic Strawberries Have Better Taste & Nutrition Than Conventional & Better For Soil Too: New Study
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New study weighs in on organic vs. conventional debate 3.9.2010 Grist Magazine
by Michelle Venetucci Harvey. Does growing food organically really matter?  Supporters of conventional agriculture say that organic farming is little more than a fad—and that organic produce lightens consumers’ wallets for no tangible benefits. And unfortunately, since agro-ecosystems are so complex, scientists have had a hard time cutting through the haze of claims and counter-claims. Until now: “ Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems ,” a study led by Washington State University Regents professor of soil science John Reganold, is one of the most comprehensive, persuasive studies yet to show the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic farming.  Its findings ...
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Bigger (And Better?) Sustainable Farming 2.9.2010 GOOD

Frederick Kaufman looks at the ambitious, if obscure, consortium called the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops that pairs megafarms and megastores. On Earth



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Nescafé Targets Coffee Sustainability with $350M Investment 2.9.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

 Nestlé is investing nearly $350 million over the next decade to expand its reach into sustainable coffee farming, make its factories more efficient and reduce its packaging. Beyond the Cup: The Nescafe Plan is the company's global project that adds onto the nearly $200 million already spent on coffee project in previous years.

Nescafé Targets Coffee Sustainability with $350M Investment
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Local Flower Bouquets are Seasonal and Eco-Friendly 2.9.2010 TreeHugger
Local Flower Bouquets are Seasonal and Eco-Friendly
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Fedele Bauccio: Don't Walk on Egg Shells When It Comes to Food Safety 2.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Our egg industry is an emblem of industrialized animal agribusiness -- a system that jeopardizes the health of American consumers each and every day, institutionally abuses animals, and pollutes our seas and waterways.
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Egg Recall: What The Latest Factory Farm Horror Story Tells Us About Our Food System 1.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
There's nothing like a good salmonella outbreak to inspire FDA inspectors to deliver blunt, graphic reports from inside the industrial food system. When future historians...
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The Search For Local Organic Food In The Arizona Desert, Or Shell-Shocked California Girl Goes Foraging in Phoenix 30.8.2010 TreeHugger
The Search For Local Organic Food In The Arizona Desert, Or Shell-Shocked California Girl Goes Foraging in Phoenix
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Organic as the Private School of Food? Big Organics, Affordability and Integrity (Video) 30.8.2010 TreeHugger
Organic as the Private School of Food? Big Organics, Affordability and Integrity (Video)
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The Goliath of beets 28.8.2010 From the Blogs
It's not every day that Monsanto gets shut down in court.
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Three mobile vendors that are ‘Feeding the City’ one quick, guilt-free snack at a time 27.8.2010 Grist Magazine
by Bonnie Azab Powell. With the economy in full recession, yet the good-food movement swelling in size—spurred in part by mass recalls of salmonella-tainted cheap eggs and listeria-contaminated sandwiches —mobile eateries cooking up tasty, mid-priced meals from fresh, local ingredients are gaining speed. Emily Gertz recently reported on this trend for Grist’s Feeding the City series; here’s a closer look at three of these sustainably minded and social-media-savvy small businesses. Are there food trucks like these roaming your city? Give them a shout-out in the comments! Primo’s Parilla : Grillin’ in E’ville Emeryville, Oakland, and Berkeley, Calif. Twitter VamosPrimos What it is Food ...
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Maria Rodale: A Visit to My Kitchen: Beth Terry from Fake Plastic Fish 26.8.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nearly three years ago, a photo of an albatross chick changed Beth Terry's life. The bird's stomach had exploded from eating disposable plastic bottle caps...
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