User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Jul 17 2019 12:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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RELEASE: New Research Outlines 5-Course ‘Menu of Solutions’ to Achieve Sustainable Food Future 17.7.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Research Outlines 5-Course ‘Menu of Solutions’ to Achieve Sustainable Food Future Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2019)—With the world’s population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, a major new report shows the global food system must undergo urgent change to ensure there is adequate food for everyone without destroying the planet. The World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future reveals that meeting this challenge will require closing three gaps: A 56... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It 17.7.2019 WRI Stories
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate? It won’t be easy and will require major new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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16 companies rethinking packaging 12.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
These consumer goods companies are embracing packaging innovation.
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U.S. agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal 10.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How can we give power back to farmers — and out carbon back into the ground?
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Cooperation vocation: How the Organic Valley embraces sustainability and community 4.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
From wind farms to organic farms, the cooperative is pushing forward against the challenges that farmers face.
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A Süprmarkt for the people challenges ‘food apartheid’ in South L.A. 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“We have cilantro, basil,” says Olympia Auset as she helps a customer sift through a wooden box filled with an arrangement of green herbs and lettuces. “They’re really good for heavy metal detoxing,” she points out.

Another box holds fruit; pineapples and fresh ginger root decorate the table. It...

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How the Target Center's 'nutritional curator' wins with clean food 20.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
You won't find a single microwave or any trans fats in the stadium food at this Minneapolis arena, thanks to David Fhima.
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Red Lake embraces food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Red Lake Nation hopes to grow enough healthy, organic food to feed the entire tribe. It has plenty of land and abundant natural fertilizer. The only thing it doesn't have is enough equipment.
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Policy News: June 17, 2019 17.6.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global ...
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On the menu: Transforming global food systems 11.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The main course of the future of food will be meeting the nutrition needs of a growing population.
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Navigating the fast-changing landscape of bioplastics and biomaterials 7.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
From sugar to flax to algae, entrepreneurs and multinationals are racing to cultivate plant-based solutions meant to downplay the world's dependence on single-use plastics.
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Policy News: May 28, 2019 29.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment ...
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Eating ultra-processed foods will make you gain weight. Here's the scientific proof 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served a variety of tempting meals: cinnamon french toast, stir-fry beef with broccoli and onions, turkey quesadillas and shrimp scampi. Researchers scrutinized everything that was eaten and came away with the...

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Life on the ‘Biggest Little Farm’: behind the scenes of a biodynamic blockbuster 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

At 6:30 every Monday morning, the 60-member team at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark gathers around a campfire in the vegetable garden to discuss what happened over the weekend — maybe a lamb was born, or thousands upon thousands of ladybugs made their seasonal return to the rows of fennel — and...

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The rise of plant-based plastic packaging 9.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Alternatives to plastics are growing in popularity. Can they be scaled?
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Catalyzing the blue revolution: how investors can turn the tide on aquaculture 8.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Seafood is a critical part of the future of food production. Are we investing enough in it?
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As cow milk loses popularity, big dairy and plant-based milk makers team up 7.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Dairy farmers are indignant about beverages being called milks when they are actually made of oats or almonds or sunflower seeds. Even worse, these impostors have been draining the market share of what cows produce.

But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Although farmers loudly voice their complaints...

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PODCAST: How to Market Sustainable Food 25.4.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: How to Market Sustainable Food Comments|Add Comment|PrintDelicious pad thai—that's also vegetarian. Flickr/Joss D “Two years ago, when we started the Better Buying Lab, we all had a hunch that calling food vegetarian or vegan or meat-free just didn’t sound as good as ‘brisket’,” said Daniel Vennard, director of the Better Buying Lab at WRI. “Who wants to be told what they’re not going to have?” he continued. Vennard recently sat down with WRI Vice President for Communications... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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