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Ready To Eat Meat: Healthy? 24.3.2011 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
What is better to eat, in terms of health, a hot dog (made from what?) or chicken? If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog at least according to some research out of Kansas State. That's because hot dogs, as well as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds, according to their research. But it's a not-so-happy ending for bacon and rotisserie chicken -- especially chicken skin -- because both have higher levels of cancerous material.
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Roundup: Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? Depends on Who You Ask 24.3.2011 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Yes, but can you feed the world? That question is often big agriculture's the first argument against organic and sustainable agriculture. (And the inversethat we need chemicals and large-scale farming to feed the worldis often a talking point in support of production ag in general and in specific, genetically engineered crops.) So what is the answer?  Thanks to a recent study by the United Nations Special Rapporteu, the web has been abuzz with the question. Here's a quick roundup of those discussions. Also in this week's roundup: Is the USDA anti-antibiotic? Agriculture zoning across the U.S. and more. 
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Regina Weiss: Are Regulations for Sustainable Fish Farming Just a Red Herring? 24.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Ocean fish farms, enormous submerged cages filled with highly concentrated groups of live fish, are essentially the factory farms of the sea.
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Mindy Pennybacker: My GM-Free, Vegan Lunch With Chef Vikram Garg 23.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In Hawaii, birthplace of the genetically modified papaya, a top restaurant launches a GMO-free menu.
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Green Schools Project Promotes Renewables & Sustainable Agriculture (Video) 22.3.2011 TreeHugger
Green Schools Project Promotes Renewables & Sustainable Agriculture (Video)
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Industry Watchdog "Dumbfounded" by USDA’s Failure to Enforce Organic Law 21.3.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Cornucopia Institute, one of the nation’s leading organic industry watchdogs, condemned the position of the United States Department of Agriculture that it will allow products containing unapproved synthetic additives to be labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period.

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Why a Truly Green World Must Be Beautiful Too (Photos) 21.3.2011 TreeHugger
Why a Truly Green World Must Be Beautiful Too (Photos)
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What Vegan or Veganic Farming Actually Looks Like: Huguenot Street Farm (Video) 21.3.2011 TreeHugger
What Vegan or Veganic Farming Actually Looks Like: Huguenot Street Farm (Video)
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Maria Rodale: Is Organic Sexy? Let's Vote! 18.3.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I was sitting in the German headquarters of Unilever a few weeks ago--it's an incredible eco-building that is very modern and cool-looking--and was talking to...
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Sustainable Living: How to Mix Potting Soil and Start a Garden From Seed 18.3.2011 WireTap Magazine
In late summer 2009, tomatoes were a rare commodity in the Northeast. Just as everyone had dug out their slicing knives and salt and their best salsa recipe in anticipation of harvest time, farmers began noticing tell-tale signs of a serious problem. Early blight, the same fungus that caused the Irish Potato Famine in 1840, struck hard that season. A damp, dark, chilly summer, coupled with thousands of seedlings sourced from big-box stores, created a perfect storm for the blight. As stores (which had been supplied by a blight-infected greenhouse) distributed their seedlings across the country, they also distributed the fungus pores. Even farmers who'd started their own seeds were infected — often by nearby home gardens or visitors to the farm who'd picked up spores at home or elsewhere. The moral of the story is that just as it's important to know where your food is coming from, it's also crucial to know where your starts are coming from. There are a couple of ways to do ...
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What Does a Vegan World Actually Look Like? 18.3.2011 TreeHugger
What Does a Vegan World Actually Look Like?
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The Case Against Antibiotics and Big Screen or Big Brother? More on Ag PR 17.3.2011 NewWest.Net All Headlines
In the new food documentary, Fresh, one of the more compelling stories is that of Russ Kremer, a Missouri hog farmer. Kremer was your typical industrial hog producer, confining his animals and shooting them full of thousands and thousands of dollars of antibiotics each year. But, when one of his boars stuck him with a tusk in the knee, he developed a life-threatening drug resistant infection and that was enough to change his mind about how he raised his pigs. He survived, and when he returned to his operation, he decimated his herd and started over, this time trading antibiotics for a more sustainable, holistic approach to managing the health of his animals. Also in this week's roundup: iny cows could make big difference and more on the ag PR wars. 
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Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Organic On Food Stamps To The Test (VIDEO) 17.3.2011 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. More than one in seven Americans is now...
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Going back to nature builds carbon stocks for Australian farmers 16.3.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
A report on the healing potential of Natural Sequence Farming, in repairing wounded carbon and water cycles, has been published in the latest International Journal of Water. Not only can NSF help restore fertility in a sustainable way for the Australian landscape studied - by building up carbon stores in the soil, CO2 is drawn from the atmosphere, so blunting emissions-driven climate change.
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Permaculture Design Tips for Perennial Polycultures (Video) 14.3.2011 TreeHugger
Permaculture Design Tips for Perennial Polycultures (Video)
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Purchase Certified-Organic Wool Like You Do Your Food 14.3.2011 TreeHugger
Purchase Certified-Organic Wool Like You Do Your Food
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Natural Products Expo 2011 Report: Functional Food and Sustainable Packages 14.3.2011 TreeHugger
Natural Products Expo 2011 Report: Functional Food and Sustainable Packages
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Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and liberals remain in denial about climate change 12.3.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
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." read ...
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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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