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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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Organic Gardening Becomes New Perk For Many Employees 6.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Some big companies with land to spare are providing vegetable patches for their employees to work on during their breaks and during lunch....
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Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Going To (GMO) Seed 5.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Alfalfa sprouts, the ubiquitous and hairy garnish on wraps and the like, are rarely eaten, rarely even given serious consideration. It's time we change that....
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Natural Gas Fracking: Ruining Your Lunch 2.7.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Ulla Kjarval

With the documentary movie Gasland making its national debut on HBO just last week, the nation is now more aware of the environmental issues natural gas fracking poses. What you might not have heard is that many farmers in upstate New York fear the impact that natural gas drilling will have on our grasslands and water, and ultimately our livelihoods. It is an issue that could threaten New York City's food shed but many do not realize what is at stake.

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Andrew Gunther: We Can Feed the World Sustainably, Humanely 2.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Agroecological farming, which improves food production and farmers' incomes while at the same time protecting the soil, water and climate, could feed an estimated nine billion people by 2050.
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California, Oregon Salmon Moved To "Avoid" Designation 2.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For you eaters who avoid farm-raised salmon and instead seek out wild-caught varieties, your job just got a little more complicated. According to The Oregonian,...
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Jean Halloran: Food, Inc.'s Eric Schlosser Urges Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill 2.7.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Safe and sustainable: we need our food to be both, and nowhere has the case been made better than in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food,...
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Organic Farming's Balanced Ecosystems Naturally Control Pests Better Than Monoculture 2.7.2010 TreeHugger
Organic Farming's Balanced Ecosystems Naturally Control Pests Better Than Monoculture
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Beef for Whole Foods: How a Big Deal With Tribal Ranchers Collapsed 1.7.2010 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Beef for Whole Foods: How a Big Deal With Tribal Ranchers Collapsed
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Maria Rodale: A Visit to My Kitchen: Maya Rodale 1.7.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I have a very special guest in my kitchen today--my daughter Maya! Well, she's usually in my kitchen quite a lot; she's got the inside...
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Maria Rodale: Ziti Wars, Part 1: Organic vs. Chemical--Which Is Better and Cheaper? 30.6.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A few weeks ago I made ziti for dinner. It's an Italian staple for many reasons; it's cheap, it's easy, and it's delicious. I made...
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Sowing Traditional Knowledge 29.6.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Indigenous people and peasants have detailed knowledge of nature. Their religion is a spiritual form of farming - pleading to the gods to bring them a good harvest. Their celebrations, their fiestas, are prayers of enjoyment to their gods for their ancestors, animals, crops, harvest, the dead and the living.

Indigenous people in the Philippines consider the land a gift of the gods.

Land in the savannah grasslands of the Upper East region of Ghana is a sanctuary for the gods.

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Is Our Love for Organic Cotton Causing African Children to Die from Malaria? 29.6.2010 TreeHugger
Is Our Love for Organic Cotton Causing African Children to Die from Malaria?
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Mobile Slaughterhouses Promoting Local, Sustainable Meat Production and Stronger Local Economies 29.6.2010 AlterNet
If we are to re-localize meat production away from the four giant corporations, the small farmers will need processing facilities appropriate to their scale of production.
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The G20 Toronto Summit Declaration 28.6.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The G20 Toronto Summit Declaration June 26 - 27, 2010 Preamble 1. In Toronto, we held our first Summit of the G20 in its new capacity as the premier forum for our international economic cooperation. 2. Building on our achievements in addressing the global economic crisis, we have agreed on the next steps we should take to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs, to reform and strengthen financial systems, and to create strong, sustainable and balanced global growth. read ...
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G8 final communiqué 26.6.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The following is the full text (7,800 words) of the G8 Muskoka Declaration, encompassing issues from Maternal Health Care to Development to Environment. Reactions to follow on this blog: G8 MUSKOKA DECLARATION -- RECOVERY AND NEW BEGINNINGS Muskoka, Canada, 25-26 June 2010 1. We, the Leaders of the Group of Eight, met in Muskoka on June 25-26, 2010. Our annual summit takes place as the world begins a fragile recovery from the greatest economic crisis in generations. read ...
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North Dakota Farm Becomes Lab for Growing Food in Dry Times 26.6.2010 Truthout - All Articles

I learned the important lessons about water very early in my life. My father and mother began their life on our family farm in North Dakota in 1930. Their years as beginning farmers were thus spent in the midst of the Dust Bowl. My father understood intuitively that the devastation was not solely about the lack of water; it also was about the way land was farmed. The weather, including the scarcity of rainfall, was the immediate cause of the Dust Bowl, but the farming methods of that era had left the land vulnerable to incredible soil loss.

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'Organic' Food From China May Be Fake 25.6.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The organic label is meant to signify that a food is relatively environmentally friendly: Organic producers are forbidden from using many synthetic pesticides and fertilizers....
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In Defense of "Eco" Fast Food 25.6.2010 TreeHugger
In Defense of "Eco" Fast Food
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Where To Find Really Healthy Eggs and Poultry (It's Not at Whole Foods) 23.6.2010 AlterNet
Most labels on poultry and eggs mean whatever the producer or vendor decides. Here's how to figure out what's what.
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Where To Find Really Healthy Eggs (It's Not at Whole Foods) 23.6.2010 AlterNet
Most labels on poultry and eggs mean whatever the producer or vendor decides. Here's how to figure out what's what.
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