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3 ways college students are revolutionizing sustainability 6.12.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From local bicycle shares to global divestment movements, universities lead the way to a more sustainable future for all.
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We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods 5.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
It appears Europe has been right all along to renounce genetically engineered (GE) crops. An in-depth examination recently published by The New York Times found that GE crops have largely failed to achieve two of the technology's primary objectives: to increase crop yields and decrease pesticide use. (Photo: Unsplash ) Editor's note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs, which are produced when plant breeders select genetic traits that may also occur naturally, have been around for centuries. Common examples are seedless watermelons and modern broccoli. The subject of much recent debate are GE foods, which have only been around in recent decades and are produced by transferring genes between organisms. The resulting GE organisms -- either plant-, or in the case of GE salmon, animal-based -- would not otherwise occur in nature. This article is about GE foods. In 1994, a tomato known ...
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Americans Just As Polarized On Food As They Are On Politics 5.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As the dust settles from the tumultuous presidential election and Americans look toward the start of a new administration, it’s clear that politics aren’t the only thing dividing our nation. According to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, Americans are dramatically split in their attitudes toward the food they buy, and many don’t necessarily trust scientists to tell them what’s healthy. Nowhere are these divides more apparent than in opinions about organic food and food containing genetically modified ingredients. But surprisingly, these divisions do not follow party lines. The new Pew survey, which polled a nationally representative sample of 1,480 U.S. adults this summer, says 39 percent of Americans believe genetically modified foods are less healthy than non-genetically modified foods, while 48 percent believe there is no difference.  When it comes to organics, 55 percent of Americans believe organic produce is healthier than produce that’s grown using conventional farming ...
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Americans don't trust scientists' take on food issues 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Here's something Americans disagree about that has nothing to do with partisan politics: food 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A new report paints a picture of two Americas divided over something that’s a critical part of their daily life — food.

On one side are those who care deeply about the food they eat and how it is produced. These Americans embrace organic foods, are suspicious of genetically modified crops and are...

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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues 3.12.2016 NPR News
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Something Strange Is In the Air 1.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Oya Ayman

It was surprising when there were few fruits on the cherry trees at the beginning of summer, the very same trees that had blossomed with white flowers the previous spring. Most of the buds had been sunburnt and dropped before they could become fruit. We could not make sense of these small burnt fruit despite there being no frost. We stumbled upon the reason from an elderly farmer who has been taking care of cherry trees for many years. The things he had to say all showed signs of how climate change is going to affect food production:

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Patagonia wants to save the world through beer and buffalo jerky 1.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Beer and buffalo jerky may not be the first tools that come to mind for confronting the environmental crisis. But when you consider that agriculture — from the way we manage soil to the cultivation of livestock — is a major source of carbon emissions and a leading cause of biodiversity degradation,...

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Israel's Burgeoning Sustainable Innovation 1.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
From the world's most environmentally recycled paper to cutting-edge water shortage solutions, sustainable healthcare, energy conservation and the green construction and infrastructure of the future, Israel continues to make strides in sustainable innovation, living up to its status as the world's top innovator in the field of clean technologies by the Global Cleantech 100 Index. Israel has a wealth of experience and expertise in fields like advanced agriculture, water technologies, drip irrigation, renewable energy and high-tech, but it is also a tiny country, with limited resources. So how has it emerged as a leader in sustainable innovation? First and foremost, Israel's surge within environmental innovation stemmed from a need; a need for a solution to problems like drinking water shortages or agricultural solutions in the Negev desert. It was out of this necessity to innovate that Israel has pioneered its way to the forefront of environmental sustainability. Take Mekorot for example, the national ...
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The biggest crisis is also the greatest opportunity 1.12.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The Rainforest Alliance wants to fight climate change by taking sustainable agriculture to a global scale.
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How to Reduce Spending and Your Eco-Footprint This Christmas 1.12.2016 Planet Ark News
With Australians spending over $1,000 at Christmas, some forward planning for meals and presents can lead to big savings for your wallet and eco-footprint.
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This Organic Food Company Doesn't Discriminate Against People With Criminal Records -- It Seeks Them Out 30.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Mike Miles hadn't had a stable job in years. He bounced around from temp agency to temp agency, never sure when his last day would be. Sometimes, he lost a position with less than a day's notice. This wasn't due to a poor work ethic -- from arriving early to staying late, Miles says he did everything he could to build a good rapport with employers around Lancaster, Pennsylvania. But because Miles had a criminal record, he was always cut loose when it came time to let staff go. "It was like walking on eggshells. You just never knew when you'd be gone," he recounted. After his release from prison in 2007, Miles struggled to find stability -- both mentally and financially. During this time he lived in his mother's house, and she helped him raise his daughter. When his mom passed away two years later, Miles says he became more determined than ever to create a healthy environment for his family. "I'm all she has, and she's all I have," he said. "I had to build a whole new relationship with my daughter, while ...
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Making life better, an organic bunch at a time 29.11.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Leaf by leaf, from dawn to dusk, Yolando “Yo-Yo” Hernandez and four other field workers gather bunches of dino kale, pebbled, so dark they’re almost blue-black. Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, she’s been here eight years as a year-round worker and is the anchor of the field crew, says Jess Eskelsen of Oxbow Farm. Hernandez is […]
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Food for thought, in 5 tasty GreenBiz videos 22.11.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Whether it's rampant food waste or the carbon footprint of meat, there's plenty to chew on at the holiday table.
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5 Ways to Have a Sustainable Thanksgiving 22.11.2016 WRI Stories
5 Ways to Have a Sustainable ThanksgivingAdd Comment|PrintTuck in to your turkey with our sustainable Thanksgiving tips. It’s just a matter of days now until the United States celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday. The Fiscal Times reported last year that 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving, and 95 percent of Americans spend the holiday feasting with family. On such an important food day, how can you enjoy the season while also being mindful of the planet? Here are five tips from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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22 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list 21.11.2016 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Whether you’re staying at home, or close to it, this year or traveling far afield, it can be fun to do your gift shopping locally. So this year we’ve curated our gift guide with our home state in mind, picking up a few things — olive oils and jams, chocolates and earthenware pots — that have been...

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No one vacations in Hawaii to pick fruit. A new chef-led tour changes that 17.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A Honolulu chef is asking tourists to help pick produce during their stay on Oahu. It’s a hand-on way of learning what farm-to-table means in Hawaii and seeing something besides the world-famous beaches. 

Chef Ed Kenney, the owner of Town restaurant, has teamed up with the Surfjack Hotel & Swim...

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What’s organic? A debate over dirt may boil down to turf 17.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

At issue is whether produce that relies solely on irrigation to deliver nutrients to plants — through what is known as hydroponic and aquaponic systems — can be certified organic
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Some Growers Say Organic Label Will Be Watered Down If It Extends To Hydroponic 17.11.2016 NPR News
The National Organic Standards Board this week plans to decide if hydroponically grown foods – a water-based model of cultivation – can be sold under the label "certified organic."
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