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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Oct 31 2014 02:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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San Francisco's Perennial Is Beyond Farm to Fork: A Marriage of All Things Sustainable 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The history of restaurants reaches back thousands of years to the thermopolia of ancient Greece, where customers cozied up to an L-shaped bar, not unlike what you might see around the world today. Yet each individual restaurant serves as a kind of snapshot in time which expresses our pleasures and our values, and reflects our ideas about sustenance and community. I recently met a couple of idealistic restaurateurs who, in San Francisco, are trying to shape the restaurant industry for the twenty-first century by building a new kind of public eatery where environmental sustainability will be on the table right alongside the food and drinks. The husband-and-wife team of Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz have already opened a few philanthropic restaurants, such as Mission Chinese Food, which has donated $300,000 to the local food bank, and Commonwealth, which has raised over $250,000 for an ever-changing list of charities. Their next restaurant, called The Perennial, will donate a hefty chunk of its proceeds ...
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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means) 30.10.2014 NPR News
Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.
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Bruce Knight: Let's sow seeds for sustainable farm technology 27.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The rancher and Capitol Hill insider finds that agriculture is suddenly "cool and sexy". That's one way to get started feeding 9 billion people.

Bruce Knight: Let's sow seeds for sustainable farm technology
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Bruce Knight: we need a practical approach to ag sustainability 27.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

A rancher and Capitol Hill insider, the veteran conservationist applauds the rallying impact of science-based approaches on groups at odds.

Bruce Knight: we need a practical approach to ag sustainability
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How 'foodies' were duped into thinking McDonald's was high end food 24.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The gambit started with bite-size samples attractively arranged on a platter with serving toothpicks.
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How Foodies Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food 24.10.2014 NPR News
A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
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Intelligent Imagining: Scenarios to Manage Water as the Climate Changes 23.10.2014 WRI Stories
Imagine a world just six years from now, when water governance is weak and there are no laws to manage water in a drying climate. Government provides scant support for cooperation to manage surface and groundwater, as population and demand for water grow. By 2030, deforestation reduces the amount of water the soil can retain, cutting crop yields. By 2040, water demand exceeds supply, spurred by irrigation needs and a fast-growing population. Higher temperatures and longer droughts mean the loss of basic grains. The global weather patterns El Niño and La Niña may affect food security, and poverty increases. This grim picture is the most pessimistic of three scenarios developed at a WRI workshop in Trifinio, Guatemala, on September 25-26, 2014. Intelligently imagining the future in this way can motivate decision makers to make more water available for agriculture and human consumption, possibly by promoting alternative, less-thirsty businesses like tourism and handicraft-making. They may also improve ...
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The New Farmers 22.10.2014 Orion Magazine Articles
Young people are flocking to farming as a meaningful and rewarding vocation.
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Buyer beware: The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
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Buyer beware: The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the ...
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Supply-chain fixes are the secret sauce for three NY companies 21.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

What do ice cream toppings, mushroom-based packaging and paving stones in common? They all can be greener. Here's how three companies are doing it.

Supply-chain fixes are the secret sauce for three NY companies
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The meaning of 'organic' can be fuzzy for personal care items, cleaners and textiles 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 21.10.2014 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street....
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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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