User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
Last updated: Dec 20 2014 21:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can a social action gaming app get more people growing their own food? 20.12.2014 TreeHugger
This mobile app aims to promote sustainable practices by merging "physical and digital worlds organically," connecting real-world activities to in-game play in order to teach people how to grow food.
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Eat The Enemy: A More Sustainable Alternative To Your Pork Chops 19.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This story is part of " Eat The Enemy ," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfort of your dinner table. Not all invasive species are edible, and some included in this series can be dangerous, including lionfish and wild boar . Please take caution when foraging or hunting for your own food. Millions of Americans love pork products. On average, we eat more than 40 pounds of pork per person every year and the U.S. is second only to China in pork consumption . That's a lot of pigs. More than 100 million pigs are killed every year in the U.S. and the pork industry produced over 23 billion pounds of meat in 2012 . The massive industrial operations needed to supply America's pork hunger also have a significant environmental impact. Agriculture, including animal feeding operations, is the most common pollutant of U.S. rivers and streams , according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The enormous, toxic waste lagoons attached to some ...
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Free Range Child examines connection between kids, their food, and the natural world 19.12.2014 TreeHugger
What is the connection between a child's development and their connection to the natural world?
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Philly firm markets healthy products made in West Africa 19.12.2014 Philly.com News
Lafiya Foods seeks a foothold in local stores selling natural foods and personal-care items.
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Restaurants move way beyond local and organic, get serious about carbon 18.12.2014 TreeHugger
How green can restaurants really go? A couple of new contenders aim to find out.
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Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and The New Yorker 17.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! (A response to the article " Seeds of Doubt" by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. The challenge of feeding a growing population with the added obstacle of climate change is an important issue. Specter’s piece, however, is poor journalism. I wonder why a journalist who has been Bureau Chief in Moscow for The New York Times and Bureau Chief in New York for the Washington Post, and clearly is an experienced reporter, would submit such a misleading piece. Or why The New Yorker would allow it to be published as honest reporting, with so many fraudulent assertions and deliberate attempts to skew reality. ‘Seeds ...
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Organic farmers get fee break in farm legislation 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Proposal covers crops in different U.S. regions.
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Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War 12.12.2014 NPR News
An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.
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With Help From USDA, Factory Farms 'Masquerading' Products as Organic 12.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs 11.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Think your milk and chicken are ‘organic’? These aerial farm photos will make you think again. 11.12.2014 Ezra Klein
The cows that produce the nation's organic milk spend their days ruminating happily on an idyllic green pasture, usually beside iconic red barn. That, at least, is what the ubiquitous marketing would tell you. Now an agricultural watchdog group based in Wisconsin has taken the trouble to obtain aerial photos of 14 large-scale organic farms - ...
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Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture? 10.12.2014 Environmental News Network
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming.
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Farm Cuisine serves healthful, organic Chinese food 10.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Name of the restaurant: Farm Cuisine.
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Organic Consumer Pressure Works—Stonyfield Quits International Dairy Foods Group 9.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Farm to Fork Across America: AllStar Organics Farm -- Infusions and Blends for an Appreciative Market 9.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Co-Authored with Lee Glenn Every Saturday of the year, the San Francisco Ferry Building is alive with a magnificent farmers' market. Camped in with the veggie, fruit, meat, fish, bread, flowers, food and coffee vendors is CUESA, the organization that manages the market. At their tent with seating for 100, CUESA produces and leads a weekly educational outreach focusing on sustainable foods allowing farmers to showcase their products and chefs to conduct cooking classes using the products of the market. One gorgeous San Francisco summer day, I'm at the market as usual and find myself captivated by Janet Brown's CUESA presentation on hydrosols and essential oils. Janet is demonstrating how herbs and flowers grown on her farm, AllStar Organics, are made into value added products that have positive impacts on personal wellbeing. Learning more about this process requires a full day visit to Janet and partner, Marty Jacobson's farm locations in Petaluma and Nicasio, plus their workshop and field in ...
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The not-so-humane way ‘humanely raised’ chickens are being raised 8.12.2014 Ezra Klein
Craig Watts is a North Carolina chicken farmer who raises more than 700,000 broiler chickens each year for Perdue farms, one of the largest poultry manufacturers in the country. Watts says he has been raising chickens for Perdue for more than 20 years, tending to the chicks delivered to him by the company and following ...
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Truthout Interviews Maryam Henein on Ending Industrialized Farming 7.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
A UN report advocates an end to industrialized farming and the promotion of local and organic farming practices. (Image via Shutterstock ) "Think Globally, Act Locally" is a slogan from the '60s and '70s. You may have seen this slogan on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and maybe even a billboard or two. It's a slogan that could easily be applied to something as basic as the food we eat. In this Truthout Interviews, writer, director and organic food advocate Maryam Henein discusses a piece she wrote for Truthout that highlights a UN report that advocates ending industrialized farming and creating more local, organic farms to boost not only nutrition, but also reduce greenhouse gasses and the use of harmful chemicals and drugs that are part of global corporate farming ...
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Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots 5.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Groups to Rally Against Legislation to Keep Consumers in the Dark 5.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Do you know what makes an organic apple different from one that is not labeled organic? 3.12.2014 Environmental News Network
Now that the organic marketing concept has been around for a few generations, you’d think it would be easier to win consumers over. According to a recent survey by BFG Consulting it is. With the plethora of stores that now handle everything from organic bananas to pesticide-free, organically made canned food, today’s shoppers have little problem tracking down that “back-to-basics” version in or around the produce isle.The only thing is, do they really know what it is? Would they be able to explain what it is that makes it stand out from regularly grown food? According to BFG’s research, not necessarily.
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