User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Aug 09 2017 17:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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'The New Farm' tells the tale of building a successful organic farm 8.8.2017 TreeHugger
This gripping book explains in detail how one urban couple from Toronto built a farm that feeds top-notch produce to thousands, while turning a fine profit.
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10 ways to save money on organic groceries 7.8.2017 Washington Post
10 ways to save money on organic groceries
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10 minutes with Leigh Ann Johnston, Tyson Foods 7.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
Why the food giant has stepped up its quest to be transparent and accountable for its supply chain.
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Can Organic Farming and Unions Transform California's Hottest Farm Belt? 3.8.2017 American Prospect
Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. This article was written and produced with the support of a journalism fellowship from New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Silver Century Foundation. Forty-one years ago I was a young organizer for the United Farm Workers in the Coachella Valley, helping agricultural laborers win union elections and negotiate contracts. Suspicion of growers was a survival attitude. I was beaten by the son of one rancher in a vineyard, while trying to talk to people sitting in the vines on their lunch hour. When I met with workers in another field, my old Plymouth Valiant convertible was filled with fertilizer and its tires slashed. By those standards, I could see that HMS Ranch Management, which manages day-to-day operations for ranch owners, was different. I'm sure Ole Fogh-Andersen, who ran the company, would have ...
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Connecting the dots on biodiversity and agriculture 3.8.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Tasting a termite inspires hope that farming can align better with ecosystems.
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On Earth Overshoot Day, an ecological budget 42 percent overdrawn 2.8.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
We're operating at 1.7 times capacity. Is this any way to run a planet?
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Organic Coup plans to open this fall in downtown Seattle and Bellevue 2.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The fast-food chain founded by former Costco employees and bankrolled in part by top Costco execs is opening its first Seattle-area locations this fall.
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Organic dairy pioneer develops electric semi-truck powered by cow poop 1.8.2017 TreeHugger
Albert Straus, of Straus Family Creamery, beats Elon Musk to the punch with his full-scale electric truck that runs on methane-generated electricity.
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How, And Why, Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie 1.8.2017 NPR News
Some farmers are grazing different types of animals on the same land in a carefully controlled pattern, which ideally will enhance animal welfare and also help regenerate the landscape.
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To Help Keep Sturgeon Sustainable, Farm And Fishery Work Together 1.8.2017 NPR Health Science
Because demand for seafood is rising and wild stocks are not, a hatchery owner in Canada is hoping his model of "responsible agriculture" can keep the prized fish both on the menu and in the water.
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Regenerative Appalachia: Storytelling And Songs Re-Envision Boone, North Carolina 30.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
So, it’s hard to explain what led to the “great crisis.” You see, everyone said it would never happen. A megadrought has
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Food and farming from Annual to Sugar beet 24.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
This handy guide should help you navigate the world of agriculture and food production. We'll be updating it periodically with new terms, so check back!
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Sustainable food startup looks north through non-profit partnership 24.7.2017 Environmental News Network
A University of Toronto startup that sells vertical hydroponic growing systems has joined forces with a Ryerson University-linked non-profit to bring down the stratospheric cost of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada’s northernmost communities.The unique partnership was forged at this year’s OCE innovation conference after Conner Tidd, a co-founder of U of T’s Just Vertical, ran into the founders of Ryerson’s Growing North. Tidd knew Growing North had built a geodesic greenhouse filled with hydroponic towers in Naujaat, NV.
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10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run 24.7.2017 Washington Post
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
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Why sourcing organic meat is like finding a 'hog in a haystack' 15.7.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
One small family farms' long, painstaking commitment to "slow-food" meat sourcing.
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'Uncertainty and dysfunction' have overtaken USDA program for organic foods, key lawmaker says 14.7.2017 Washington Post
'Uncertainty and dysfunction' have overtaken USDA program for organic foods, key lawmaker says
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More than a million hens, filling barns at three per square foot. And yes, they're USDA Organic 13.7.2017 Washington Post
More than a million hens, filling barns at three per square foot. And yes, they're USDA Organic
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GM, Michelin put brakes on deforestation linked to rubber 13.7.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Deforestation has accelerated in the rubber producing countries of Southeast Asia to feed global demand for tires. But Michelin and now General Motors have launched zero deforestation rubber procurement policies.
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Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think 11.7.2017 NPR News
There are few inexpensive and low-labor options to control the aggressive field invaders, which sometimes encroach on neighboring farms and potentially cut into their profits.
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