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A six-legged snack is the latest food trend in tech world 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Enthusiasts — and their financial backers — say tiny, chirping crickets are high in protein and iron and can serve as a sustainable alternative to beef or chicken.
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Cocktails with Council slated for Tuesday 27.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs City Council members will host the next monthly Cocktails with Council from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Carl’s Tavern, 700 Yampa St. The event, which is open to the public, takes place every fourth Tuesday of the month. Swift Communications to purchase Acres USA Swift Communications will acquire Acres USA, an agricultural publisher and events company based in Austin, Texas. The announcement was made to local staff this week. The purchase is slated to be finalized Thursday, Sept. 1. Acres USA is North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming and more. The company has also published more than 100 books on ecological farming and hosts educational events and conferences for its audiences. “We are thrilled to welcome Acres USA to Swift,” said Bill Waters, chief executive officer of Swift Communications. “Acres USA, through world-class conferences, book publishing and a monthly magazine bring together the best among the thought ...
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Sustainable alternative to methyl bromide for tomato production 25.8.2016 Environmental News Network
Following the phase out of methyl bromide, scientists continue to explore effective, viable, and more sustainable options for vegetable crop production. Among nonchemical alternatives, anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) is considered to be one of the most promising methods. ASD has been determined to be effective with a range of crops and environments against several soilborne fungal and bacterial plant diseases, plant-parasitic nematodes, and weeds.
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Forget GMOs. Pesticides Pose the Real Risk 23.8.2016 American Prospect
A tractor spreads chemicals on his crop as Hastings, Florida, resident Brian Hunt watches.    The latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveal that Americans’ appetite for locally grown, organic food is growing. Consumers want to know where their food comes from and what’s in it. Most polls show that the vast majority of Americans also support mandatory labels for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Nearly half of Americans think scientists have found risks associated with eating GM foods even though they haven’t, according to a recent survey by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. “People don’t know very much about the science, and they don’t know that GMOs have been in the food supply for 20 years,” says William Hallman, who ran the survey. “They just know they don’t like it.” Last month, after years of contentious debate, President Obama signed legislation requiring the first national GMO labeling standard. (Labeling advocates aren’t happy with the ...
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Pollinator loss in the vineyards, and what some are doing about it 23.8.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Some vineyards are avoiding the chemicals that cause bees to lose their appetite or have no place to pollinate.
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Sustainable Fish Do Not Exist 23.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Image Credit: Huffington Post Images Right now, we humans are creating the biggest experiment of all time. We are experimenting with our oceans, with our fisheries, and with our climate. When we walk into our local grocery store or fish market, we walk into the biggest farce of all time. We see a plethora of fish and shellfish. We see the beautiful flaky whites, The thick fatty orange salmons, and the deep red tunas. We think nothing of it. Because they've always been there. But, this will not always be the case. Read the book, or watch the movie "The End of the Line" or "Racing Extinction." These movies highlights the plight of our oceans and their wildlife. In fact, the United Nations Environmental Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization , report that we are running out of fish. We have overfished or overexploited more than 80% of our fish stocks. We are running down the foodchain of fish. We started out with the really big ones, the bluefin tunas, the swordfish, the groupers, the cods. ...
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Milk-based film could be the next generation of sustainable food packaging 23.8.2016 TreeHugger
This is great news, unless you're sensitive to casein, or are vehemently opposed to the dairy industry.
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To open first Chicago restaurant, Sweetgreen had to first find the farms 23.8.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
The farm is quiet but constantly moving, as the faint sound of bleats in the distance breaks the silence. Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in Champaign was making cheese from its herd of 75 milking goats on a recent afternoon just like any other, but this time for a very different customer. The ...
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Life Itself Is Being Patented, Privatized and Radically Re-engineered 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Discussing the origins of agribusiness in the 15th century, problems with 20th-century wilderness "set asides," issues with contemporary biodiversity "hot spots" and an approach to "rewilding" that could help reverse the rate of extinction, Ashley Dawson offers critiques and insights into our ecosystem under capitalism. "Whether it is in the form of indigenous movements from Ecuador to the Alberta tar sands challenging the destruction of their lands through extreme extraction, to environmental justice movements in cities from New York to Beijing, to transnational organizations like Via Campesina fighting for sustainable ecological farming, resistance to the deadly culture of capitalism is vibrant and legion." (Photo: Obert Madondo / Flickr ) Did you know that the Earth loses about one hundred species every day? In Extinction: A Radical History, author, activist and professor Ashley Dawson ties together history, science and political theory to explain the impact of humans and capitalism on the world's ...
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Building Alternatives for Food Systems and Trade 20.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Public opposition to free trade agreements, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that serve to increase inequality and concentrate corporate power has reached a loud crescendo. We got to this point through years of effort by thousands of civil society groups around the world, reaching out to educate people on the likely impacts of the very specific rules embedded in those documents, as well as defining alternatives for our economies, environments and food systems.

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Former Costco execs’ organic chicken chain heads to Seattle 20.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Costco veterans, backed by top Costco execs, are looking to Seattle as they expand their fast-food chain, The Organic Coup. Also: Nokia’s longtime CEO recalls encounters with Bill Gates, and Seattle is among the first cities plugged in to Audi’s in-car red-light timer system.
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Want sustainable food? It will take a new normal for farming 19.8.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy from science, politics, society and values.
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Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You 18.8.2016 NPR News
The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.
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Organic chicken chain backed by Costco execs plans Seattle eateries 18.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The Organic Coup, the burgeoning organic fast-food chain founded by former Costco employees and bankrolled in part by top Costco execs, aims to open five locations in the metro area.
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Ag carbon credits go to market, just as cap and trade is questioned 18.8.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The first crop-land agricultural credits were introduced to the carbon market this summer, but the biggest functioning U.S. cap and trade market — California's — hangs in limbo.
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Report Finds Toxins/Carcinogens in Popular Brands of Toothpaste 16.8.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory weaknesses and loopholes allow for the use of questionable, even harmful ingredients in personal care products, such as toothpastes, that could negatively impact the health of the users.

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Sewage sludge could make great sustainable fertilizer 16.8.2016 Environmental News Network
Ever thought of putting sewage on your plants? Scientists say thermally conditioned sewage sludge serves as an excellent fertilizer to improve soil properties. This was recently published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Nutrition. The major advantage over commercial fertilizers? Sustainable re-use of essential and finite phosphorus resources.Phosphorus is a key nutrient for all living beings. When deficient in the diet, it severely compromises human health, and when deficient in agriculture, it restricts crop productivity. Without phosphorus, there can be no food production.
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Can high-tech bacteria make fish farming more sustainable? 16.8.2016 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A methane-eating bacteria could create the basis for new fish feed that doesn't rely on soy or corn. But that doesn’t make it a silver bullet.
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Foundation acquires farm to provide fresh produce to D.C.’s poorest areas 16.8.2016 Washington Post
Foundation acquires farm to provide fresh produce to D.C.’s poorest areas
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LEED for vertical farms? Defining high-tech sustainable food 15.8.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The Association for Vertical Farming aims to create the first sustainability standard for towering indoor food systems.
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