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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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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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The Best Eco Luxury Hotels Around the World 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These eleven hotels combine sustainability with luxury for the ultimate no-guilt experience.
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Report Report: Food waste, investing, transportation, systems change, plastic pollution 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of research reports on sustainable business, climate and cleantech topics.
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Why Clif Bar created a multimillion-dollar fund to help farmers invest in resilience 1.4.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The first focus: helping organics operations become hosts for wind turbines.
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Important insight from the organic certification approach to chemical additives in food 20.3.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director Since 2014, chemicals in food[1] have been consumers’ most important food safety issue, reaching a high of 35% in 2018, according to annual industry surveys by the International Food Information Council. For comparison, “foodborne illness from bacteria” was half that percent. Food companies have responded to this growing consumer […]
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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Arkansas Tried to Restrict the Use of This Controversial Pesticide. Monsanto Fought Back and Won. 1.3.2019 Mother Jones
Arkansas regulators voted last Wednesday to relax restrictions on the controversial weedkiller dicamba, despite testimony from top scientists and scores of concerned citizens who urged them to reject the move in a public hearing. As reported last year by FERN and Reveal, dicamba has damaged millions of dollars worth of crops over the past two […]
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Organic vs. Natural Wine: What's you Need to Know 28.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Organic and natural wines are all the rage these days—but what's the difference between them and why should we care? Our wine expert breaks down everything you need to know.
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With clock ticking on 2020 deforestation pledges, 5 ideas for sourcing palm oil sustainably 27.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Time-bound commitments and better ways to monitor suppliers will play a central role
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Halal and 'Organic' Don't Mix in EU Ruling 27.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: World
The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that halal meat can’t be labeled organic, a decision that contrasts with U.S. regulations and expands the body of EU case law restricting certain Muslim practices.
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Soil becomes fertile ground for climate action 25.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
General Mills and Patagonia are among the companies to watch attending to soil health in their supply chains.
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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10 minutes with Tom Vilsack 18.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Technology has made farming far more productive than in the past, but the story remains largely untold to consumers.
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Buy Organic Food to Help Curb Global Insect Collapse, Say Scientists 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

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Why the Green New Deal Needs to Include Fair Prices for Farmers 13.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The GND twin resolutions, introduced February 7, 2019, call for all Americans to have access to healthy food, clean water and clean air. The GND also proposes to provide “economic security,” jobs and good wages to all who want to participate in the new green economy.

For consumers, healthy food (and clean water and clean air, for that matter) mean transitioning away from an industrial agriculture model that poisons our food and pollutes our environment.

For farmers, any promise of “economic security” must include the return to an economic agriculture model based on providing farmers a fair price for the products they produce—or as the agriculture industry calls it, “parity pricing.” Only then, will the GND fulfill its promise to clean up our food system, clean up our environment and provide a “fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”

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The perfect match: businesses and the SDGs 12.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How sustainability and inclusivity are driving the business models of the future.
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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming 11.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.
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Is sustainable agriculture the future, or the past? 9.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The history of our food system isn't just about food, it's also about power.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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