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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Sep 15 2014 23:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Getting Ultra-Sustainability to Be as Big and American as Burgers 15.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I'm sitting in front of a gorgeous cheeseburger. This thing looks picture perfect pretty, almost too good to eat. It's a vision right out of a culinary magazine. I'm starving yet I take a moment to strategize how this concoction of 100% grass-fed organic beef grilled and topped with artisan cheese, field greens, wild mushrooms and onions will be devoured. I decide that it is best not to overthink how to eat my lunch, after all this is only a cheeseburger. I cut the burger in half. It looks better cut down the middle with the hot juice of the "sustainable" beef sizzling out from its core. I don't know what the bun is made of, however it has fresh herbs affixed to its glowing golden top. I take a bite. The burger is awesome. My taste buds are giving each other high-five's. I'm in a state of euphoric bliss as my conscious and subconscious momentarily collide with mutual agreement that the lunch selection was a great choice. While my lunch was derived from 100% certified grass-fed organic beef, locally ...
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For the First Time, U.S. Agencies Consider a Diet for a Healthy Planet 15.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Investing in a Sustainable Food and Farm Future 15.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Who Grows Our Food: Farmshare Austin, Growing Organic Famers 15.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Who Grows Our Food is an occasional Meatless Monday series, taking a closer look at some of the people, so often unsung, who bring us the food on our plates. Ten years ago, Brenton Johnson started growing vegetables in his back yard. Organically. "I've never grown conventionally. I don't know what it's like on the dark side," says Johnson, who now owns Johnson's Backyard Garden . He grows 60 kinds of organic vegetables on 205 acres, feeding 1,500 Austin CSA (community supported agriculture) subscribers. He's hoping to grow Austin's organic farming community the same way, with Farmshare Austin . The nonprofit approaches organic farming well, organically, holistically. Farmshare Austin Board Member and Johnson's Backyard Garden manager Carrie Kenny describes it in terms of a four pillar approach -- education, research, land preservation and food access. But it can't happen without farmers. That's why FarmShare Austin is launching its Farmer Starter program October 1, "teaching beginning farmers how to grow ...
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Four Ways Industrial Ag Is Destroying the Soil - and Your Health 14.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Foodies, Feds and Factory Farms: Why We Need Vegans Now More Than Ever 12.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Grocery Shopping for Renewable Energy 12.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
RenewableNow.biz continues to bring us "the business side of green". And to that end, I continue to be fascinated by how so many real-world events seem to have parallels in the clean energy world. Take the recent skirmishes in New England over the grocery store chain Market Basket, for example. Who would have thought a fight over a CEO would be a good lesson in protecting renewable energy. Sure, we all understand the analogy to the organic food movement and the boom of Whole Foods. But Market Basket? Renewable energy? Well, if you missed RenewableNow.biz it's not too late to learn these valuable lessons. Take a look... For some time now, people have made a comparison between solar energy and Whole Foods. The thinking has been that we need the solar energy community to grow along the same lines as the maturing of the organic food industry. At one time, organic food was more of a "cause" celebrated by a small "quirky" segment of society with the money and resources to spend more on groceries. But ...
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Safety in Diversity: Adapting to Unpredictable Climate Change 11.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Safety in diversity 11.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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How far will Chipotle go to source grass-fed organic beef? 11.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Customers ask for pastured beef, but organic sources are hard to come by in U.S. How far must we hoof it to get this prized ingredient?

How far will Chipotle go to source grass-fed organic beef?
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Vegan eco-hiphop DJ raps about the OG lifestyle for food justice and sustainability 10.9.2014 TreeHugger
In this case, OG stands for organic gardener, and Denver's DJ Cavem wants kids to grow their own greens, but "not the ones you roll."
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10 Easy Ways You Can Build a Better Food System 9.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you ready to make daily decisions that help support a more sustainable food system, but done with the really easy stuff? Have you already started eating more vegetarian meals and developed an addiction to the farmers market? Are you ready to take more individual actions, but not ready to start growing your own food? This week, Food Tank highlights 10 extra steps eaters can take to support a more environmentally sustainable food system . 1. Dine Out, Locally: Most Americans buy food from a restaurant 5.8 times per week, according to the United States Healthful Food Council . Deciding to eat at a locally sourced restaurant once a month would ensure that at least five percent of the meals you eat out are made from local food. Check out Edible Communities or the Eat Well Guide for a list of restaurants who source local ingredients near you. 2. Spend Some Time With Your Oven: Baking bread at home is more sustainable and often healthier than purchasing store-bought bread. National Geographic notes that one ...
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General Mills to buy Annie's of Berkeley for $820 million 9.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
General Mills Inc., the maker of Cheerios and Yoplait, is acquiring Annie's Inc. of Berkeley for about $820 million, gaining a popular lineup of natural and organic foods. The deal, due to close this year, will pair Annie's products with General Mills' existing organic foods, which include the Cascadian Farm and Food Should Taste Good brands. Withey, whose rabbit Bernie inspired the company's bunny mascot, still writes the personal letters printed on the product boxes and "remains the inspiration and corporate conscience" for the company's products, according to its website.
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General Mills in agreement to buy organic snack maker Annie's 9.9.2014 LA Times: Business
General Mills Inc. has agreed to acquire Annie’s Inc., one of the largest producers of natural and organic branded food, in a deal worth $820 million.
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Annie's agrees to sell itself to General Mills for $820 million 9.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Annie's, a maker of natural and organic foods that went public in 2012, said Monday it has agreed to sell itself to General Mills in a deal valued at $820 million that shows the health food phenomenon remains robust.
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Biz Break: Berkeley-based Annie's sold to General Mills for $820 million 9.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Today: Annie's, a Berkeley organic food company that pulled off a successful Wall Street debut in 2012, sells to General Mills for more than twice its IPO price.
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Organic Consumers Association to Host NYC Climate Convergence Workshops Featuring Vandana Shiva and other Experts and Activists 8.9.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Organic agriculture attracting a new generation of farmers 6.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Agriculture officials are hoping more young people heed the call to till the land, whether organically or conventionally.
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Pesticide Drift Is Persistent Problem For Farmers 6.9.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: Jupiter Images)The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they're now working with the sprayer's insurance company.
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Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers 6.9.2014 Twincities.com: Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business.
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