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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 21:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Diversifying crops is good for the planet. But can it be good for farmers' wallets? 23.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Fertilizer runoff is fueling the toxic algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico. Farmers could help by growing crops in rotation to reduce the need for fertilizer. But it's unclear who will buy them.
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Palm oil buyers cultivate Mexico's ambition to grow a sustainable industry 22.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Food companies Oleopalma and PepsiCo lead smallholder certification drive.
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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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The Baby Food Council is taking on the challenge of reducing heavy metals in young kids’ food 17.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The Baby Food Council is taking on the challenge of reducing heavy metals in young kids’ food
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The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria's economy? 15.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An innovative start-up is leveraging the original ingredient in Coca-Cola to kickstart sustainable development in the country.
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As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable 13.10.2019 Denver Post: Business
Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.
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Ex-Google X engineer Tom Chi on tech that's 'net-positive' to nature 3.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
"What I’m interested in is changing the economics around agriculture," says the long-time entrepreneur.
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Big Ag is in the running to be a climate crisis hero 30.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agriculture's biggest trade groups have started promoting farmers' role in mitigating climate change.
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RELEASE: Ocean-Based Climate Action Could Deliver a Fifth of Emissions Cuts Needed to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5°C 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Ocean-Based Climate Action Could Deliver a Fifth of Emissions Cuts Needed to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5°CCall to Action by World Leaders NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 23, 2019): Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It could deliver up to a fifth (21%, or 11 GtCO2e) of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Reductions of this magnitude are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Major Food Retailers & Providers, Rice Industry Announce New Food Loss and Waste Efforts 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Major Food Retailers & Providers, Rice Industry Announce New Food Loss and Waste EffortsMomentum on food loss and waste gaining, but action must accelerate to meet global target of 50% reduction, finds new report NEW YORK (September 24, 2019)— Leaders from across the food system today gathered in New York to announce landmark developments toward halving food loss and waste by 2030, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 to “halve per capita global... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Companies Serving 800+ Million Meals to Give Menus a Climate-Friendly Makeover 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Companies Serving 800+ Million Meals to Give Menus a Climate-Friendly Makeover Behavioral science helping slash GHG emissions from food New York (September 24, 2019) – Alongside the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit, IKEA, BASF, City of Milan (Italy), City of Ghent (Belgium), Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the World Bank today announced they are joining the Cool Food Pledge, a budding movement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A sustainable food and land use transition could net $4.5 trillion economic boost 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A landmark new report outlines the economic case for drastic changes to global systems.
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For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation 16.9.2019 WRI Stories
For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn India, legal recognition of forest communities' land rights has enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. In India's Narmada District — a verdant landscape of rivers, forests and fields — villages received formal, legal recognition of their land and resource rights in 2009. This took place after a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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L.A. Farmers Market Guide: A small forest of organic Asian greens 7.9.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Yao Cheng Farm in Camarillo brings organic leafy greens, great for stir-frying, plus papayas, yellow watermelons and other vegetables to local farmers markets.

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How synthetic biology can help build sustainable cities 6.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
For a more productive, efficient circular economy, an engineering approach to cellular biology could be the key.
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Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global 'soilshot' to address climate change 6.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Poor land use is increasing erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. But sustainable practices and technologies can reverse this trend.
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Episode 187: The WRI director on sustainable food systems; The lifecycle of corporate commitments 5.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Plus, how reporting can help investors and more on China's Belt & Road Initiative.
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How to raise $10 million as a sustainable business 4.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Persistence, personalization and really good follow-up enabled a former Peace Corps volunteer to play in the start-up big leagues.
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Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change 28.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious?
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RELEASE: Maryland Becomes the First "Cool Food" University 26.8.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Maryland Becomes the First "Cool Food" University Joins initiative using sustainable food and behavioral science to combat climate change COLLEGE PARK, MD (August 26, 2019)—As students head to the University of Maryland for the start of fall classes, campus chefs are preparing more sustainable food in dining halls, campus cafes and event catering. The University of Maryland has become the world's first university to join the Cool Food Pledge, a growing movement of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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