User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Oct 20 2014 13:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics 20.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Instead of inmate beds, a bed of lettuce sits in the Denver jail's Palmer Building, where a convict dormitory was transformed into a space for sustainable food ...
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Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet? 17.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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An 'environmental impact' label for beef? 17.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The meat industry isn't happy about it, but there's a growing movement around the idea of "sustainable" industrial beef.
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5 ways to whet consumers' appetites for sustainability 17.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Consumer behavior has been improving only in dribs and drabs. Here's how to start a bigger change.

5 ways to whet consumers' appetites for sustainability
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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef? 17.10.2014 NPR News
Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Sustainable agriculture products on the Routt National Forest 16.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Events such as the recent Garden-to-Table dinner in Steamboat Springs highlight sustainable agriculture and show the local communities’ commitment toward supporting efforts taking place at the gardens of Yampatika’s Legacy Ranch and Colorado Mountain College’s sustainable studies and culinary management programs. Yampa Valley ranches also are prime examples of agriculture at work, annually producing quality products while remaining sustainable for future generations through deliberate, well-thought-out management. So if agriculture is defined as the cultivation of life forms and other products used to sustain and enhance human life, then what role do the nearby public lands on the Routt National Forest play in maintaining the existence of those products? The multi-use policy of the U.S. Forest Service remains right in line with the need for sustainable products, as National Forest lands are managed for current and future generations to enjoy and use. This approach goes well beyond providing quality ...
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9 innovations to slash food loss 16.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Companies are seizing the business opportunity of solving food loss. Automated tracking systems and consumer apps are just a start.

9 innovations to slash food loss
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How ConAgra sets the table for climate resilience 16.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Here's an inside look at the food giant's sustainability menu, including engaging employees, reducing food waste and sharpening the supply chain.

How ConAgra sets the table for climate resilience
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Climate sceptics exploit double standards of eco-warriors 16.10.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Greenpeace will never defeat climate-change denial if it employs the same unscientific fear and smear tactics in its opposition to GM crops, says Fred ...
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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis 16.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change? 15.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk --a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change. Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along the way, I have had the honor of meeting with farmers, local public officials, community members, students, and activists. Every person I meet has been affected by the impacts of climate change, from the disastrous hailstorm that occurred in Reading, PA, in May to the local fisherman concerned that atrazine was found in spawning beds of smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River. Climate change affects us all, and the impacts and destruction caused by catastrophic weather events are more noticeable with each passing year. Along the way, I continue to tell people that climate change is a gift. This is Mother Nature's way of letting us know that she is sick. We have broken our ecological systems, and ...
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Organic Consumers Condemns EPA Approval of Dow Enlist Duo Herbicide 15.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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USDA Office is Final Stop for 'Walk for an Organic Planet' Tomorrow 15.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Biodiversity, Climate Change Solutions Inextricably Linked 15.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce 15.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming ...
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Whole Foods Is Now Ranking Produce By Eco-Friendliness 15.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices. Most notably, the supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produce and flowers will prohibit the use of several common pesticides. The rankings will also take into account factors such as water and energy usage. The program will start appearing in the nearly 400 Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada starting Wednesday, with the rankings being noted on signs where prices are listed. Not all produce and flowers that Whole Foods sells will qualify. The standards were developed by Whole Foods and are not an official government designation. The move signals how Whole Foods is trying to draw a sharper distinction between itself and its competitors, in part by making shoppers feel more empowered about their purchasing decisions. The grocery chain, which has about 400 locations, already has ranking systems for meat ...
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Can Organic Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? 14.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard 13.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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