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UN report backs green farming for the future 12.3.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Large scale agricultural production is not the answer to food shortages and climate change says a UN report which backs smaller producers and green farming methods. Environmentalists everywhere will welcome the news that the United Nations is backing more ecological agriculture; not just for its green benefits but in order to produce an estimated doubling of yields in areas affected by food shortages. Filed in environmental issues: food/agriculture/climate.
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The Media Consortium: Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial About Climate Change 12.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new NASA...
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McDonald's Sets Long-Term Sustainable Beef, Coffee Plans 12.3.2011 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com

 McDonald's has laid out a long-term plan to move to more sustainable meat, coffee and packaging.

McDonald's Sets Long-Term Sustainable Beef, Coffee Plans
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Jake Rosenwasser: New York City's Biggest Rooftop Farm 12.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This farm in the middle of urban Queens isn't just about ecological idealism. Here, one city gardener is trying to merge environmental sustainability with fiscal sustainability.
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Weekly Mulch: As Waters Rise, Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial 11.3.2011 WireTap Magazine
The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new NASA study, ocean waters are creeping steadily upwards, at rates faster than predicted, Maureen Nandini Mitra reports at Earth Island Journal : "That ice sheets will dominate future sea level rise is not surprising – they hold a lot more ice mass than mountain glaciers," Eirc Rignot, the report"s lead author said in a statement emailed by NASA yesterday. "What is surprising is this increased contribution by the ice sheets is already happening." This is just the latest warning sign that climate change is happening and that its negative effects will occur more quickly than anyone has prepared for. This will happen despite Republicans' insistence that there is no hard scientific proof of climate change, and that "just because you might be in the minority doesn't always mean you're wrong," as Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) put it this week ...
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Why Cooking is the Most Important Eco-Art of All 11.3.2011 TreeHugger
Why Cooking is the Most Important Eco-Art of All
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Sustainable Apparel Coalition delivers the eco-skinny on your skinny jeans 11.3.2011 Gristmill
by Tom Philpott. I spend a lot of time shining a light on murky areas of the food system, but what about the industrial-apparel complex? Just as the food we eat has a material basis and a history, so do our clothes. It turns out that I know a lot more about the (grass-fed, local) beef I ate last night than I do about the (non-organic) cotton T-shirt on my back. Recently, a group of apparel-industry companies banded together to launch a tool to help consumers—and the industry itself—figure out the environmental impacts of our clothing choices. The Sustainable Apparel Association consists of big-name brands like Patagonia, Adidas, Nike, and Timberland, retailers Walmart, JCPenney’s, and Target, and well as Duke University, Environmental Defense Fund, and the EPA. The plan is to develop a comprehensive database to track the ecological impact of clothing at every level of production, manufacture, distribution, and consumption, with the goal of giving every garment on retail ...
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Debunking the stubborn myth that only industrial ag can ‘feed the world’ 10.3.2011 Grist Magazine
by Tom Philpott. I’ve written about it once already , but I want to return to The Economist’s recent special series about how industrial agriculture is the true and only way to feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit the world by 2050. The framing, I think, is extremely interesting. The widely revered magazine identifies two strains of thought on the food system’s future: one serious and one frivolous. The serious one—made up of “food companies, plant breeders, and international development agencies”—is “concerned mainly with feeding the world’s growing population,” which it plans to do “through the spread of modern farming, plant research and food processing in poor countries.” The frivolous one—“influential among non-governmental organizations and some consumers”—“concentrates more on the food problems of richer countries, such as concerns about animal welfare and obesity,” ...
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Paula Crossfield: Can Organic Agriculture Feed The World? 10.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For years now, the most-asked question by detractors of the good food movement has been, "Can organic agriculture feed the world?" According to a new United Nations report, the answer is a big, fat yes.
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Francesca Koe: What Do White Castle and Sustainable Food Have in Common? More Than You Think 10.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Diners salivate as they await their meal: fresh, high-quality ingredients cooked before their very eyes. A scene out of a hip, organic eatery in Manhattan? Try again.
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Eco-farming can double food output in developing world 9.3.2011 Environmental News Network
Eco-farming can double food output in developing world
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Eco-Sexy Nutrition: An Apple a Day Increases Lifespan by 10% 9.3.2011 Environmental News Network
Nutritious and delicious, apples now have more promising benefits to impart: increasing lifespan by up to 10%. Research published in ACS's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry reports that, "consumption of a healthful antioxidant substance in apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. The new results, obtained with fruit flies — stand-ins for humans in hundreds of research projects each year — bolster similar findings on apple antioxidants in other animal tests."
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Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture Can Double Developing Nations' Food Production in 10 Years: UN 9.3.2011 TreeHugger
Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture Can Double Developing Nations' Food Production in 10 Years: UN
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Groundbreaking New UN Report on How to Feed the World's Hungry: Ditch Corporate-Controlled Agriculture 8.3.2011 AlterNet
A new report from the UN advises ditching corporate-controlled and chemically intensive farming in favor of agroecology.
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New UN Report on How to Feed the World's Hungry: Ditch Corporate-Controlled Agriculture 8.3.2011 AlterNet
A new report from the UN advises ditching corporate-controlled and chemically intensive farming in favor of agroecology.
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Eco-Farming Could Double Food Output of Poor Countries, Says UN 8.3.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
A move by farmers in developing countries to ecological agriculture, away from chemical fertilisers and pesticides , could double food production within a decade, a UN report says . read ...
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Sustainable Fish Farming Through Traditional Salt Water Ponds 8.3.2011 TreeHugger
Sustainable Fish Farming Through Traditional Salt Water Ponds
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Organic Advocates Fight 'All-Natural' Claims 7.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
DES MOINES, Iowa — An organics watchdog group's criticism of a cereal company that describes its products as "all natural" is the latest in the...
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Stay True to your Beliefs with a Green Job 6.3.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
The number of eco-friendly, green jobs that are available is growing and can be a great way to incorporate your ideals into your career. You may be considering a change of career, or trying to decide what you would like to do for a living after graduation. For eco-conscious individuals there are plenty of green jobs which allow you to uphold your principles and help the world learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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Raw Food Restaurants 6.3.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
The raw food phenomenon brings with it a variety of health benefits and unique new dining establishments. For those people keeping up with the latest trends in fine dining, it has been hard to ignore the increase in popular raw food restaurants opening up. For years many healthy individuals have been sticking to a diet that consists of raw food, and now many more health conscious people are finding the benefits of this type of diet for themselves.
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