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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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‘Clean eating’ is a fuzzy term 15.1.2017 Washington Post
It means different things to different people, and that’s okay.
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Buying grass-fed dairy is about to get easier 14.1.2017 TreeHugger
A new logo is coming to dairy products near you, so learn what it's all about.
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Why going organic just got easier for farmers 12.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic. That transition period can mean much lower profits. But a new certification may change that.
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Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers 12.1.2017 NPR News
Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic. That transition period can mean much lower profits. But a new certification may change that.
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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017 12.1.2017 WRI Stories
6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017Add Comment|PrintWRI President and CEO Andrew Steer delivers Stories to Watch 2017. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI Last year brought major political shocks to the world: the election of Donald Trump; the rise of “fake news;” and the emergence of populist, anti-globalization movements in Britain, the Philippines and elsewhere. Many of these were fueled by the growing feeling among certain groups that they are being left out of economic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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There's a trick to sustainable healthy eating 5.1.2017 TreeHugger
Hint: It will save you money.
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Is this the year smart businesses tackle the SDGs? 3.1.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Microsoft, Google, Unilever, Tata, Siemens and others are seeing expanded markets, new recruits and risk reduction. How about your company?
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How data holds businesses accountable for deforestation 30.12.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
More global businesses are pledging to obtain key commodities from sources that do not contribute to deforestation. Nonprofit groups are deploying data tools that help hold these companies accountable by tracing the origins of everything from soy to timber to beef.
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5 Times The Sustainable Food Movement Won Big In 2016 29.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The so-called “good” food movement has good reason for trepidation in the coming year. President-elect Donald Trump has offered few specifics when it comes to his food policy and has yet to name his nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency that holds the most sway over such plans. Yet Trump’s picks for his agriculture advisory committee  indicate that the incoming administration will be more friendly to conventional, industrial agriculture and openly hostile to the sustainable food movement. Still, it’s not all doom and gloom. Over the past year, sustainable food advocates marked a number of significant achievements, indicating they might have enough momentum to protect the initiatives of the last eight years, like first lady Michelle Obama’s nutrition push . People of all political ideologies can get behind the case for continued advancements, like cutting food waste and reducing costs for agriculture, says Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of the food system-focused ...
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The Demise of Greece's Agricultural Commons 26.12.2016 Truthout.com
Greece has one of the largest per capita agricultural populations in Europe and yet, it imports most of its fruits and vegetables from the European Union. This is because farming -- other than commercial monoculture crops grown using pesticides -- is no longer viable, even with EU subsidies. (Photo: Lezsec Kruk ; Edited: LW / TO) When I tell people that I had a challenging time finding organic produce in Greece this past summer, the reaction is mostly the same: In Greece -- the land of Zeus and honey? How can that be? A meager 3.8 percent of farmland in Greece is dedicated to organic farming, according to the European Commissioner Phil Hogan . The romantic notion and collective imprint that everything in Greece is pristine is understandable, given that farming is part of the country's cultural fabric and legacy. Organophosphates and neonicotinoids weren't part of the ancient world. Furthermore, when it comes to Greek agriculture, the nuclear family has always been the main source of labor. "Nearly every ...
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The many lessons the world can learn from Cuba's sustainable biodynamic and organic farming 21.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
For more than 25 years, Cuba has been modelling its food production on agroecology and applying organic agriculture to a multitude of small-scale projects. It's time we took ...
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The world has much to learn from Cuba's agroecological revolution 20.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 When Fidel Castro died on November 25, the amount of negative press in Canadian media about his contribution and the revolution he led was incredible. Perhaps because of Trump's election in the United States a few weeks before, the spillover of U.S. journalistic drivel regarding all things Cuba, and the herd mentality of Canadian reporters, it became de rigueur to make unsubstantiated statements, repeatedly. It was more than a little embarrassing and aggravating if you are a Cuba watcher, as I am. I had not quite anticipated such disrespect, at least not here in Canada. For more than 25 years, Cuba has been modelling its food production on agroecology and applying organic agriculture to a multitude of small-scale projects. It's time we took ...
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The Healthy Alternative 16.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We finally got a Whole Foods Market in our little area of Pennsylvania. Finally. Even though I live in the birthplace of Organic in America, and Whole Foods was launched in 1980, it took 36 years for it to find it's way into my regular food shopping range. As you can imagine, since I cook from Scratch a LOT, I am a very serious food shopper. It's not unusual for me to shop at three stores in one day. And a farmers' market too if I can. But there is always one place I go first, and that's a little Mom and Pop place called Healthy Alternatives . It's unassuming to the uninitiated...a neon sign in a strip mall. Smaller than a vintage McDonald's. Smaller than the cheese section at a fancy Whole Foods Market. But its heart is big. They have one small produce section. But every single thing in that produce section is 100 percent organic and often local. More important, everything in that produce aisle is impeccably fresh and delicious. I don't have to sort through all the signs to figure out what is organic or ...
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Carrageenan backlash: Food firms ousting popular additive 13.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products -- from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
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Carrageenan Backlash: Why Food Firms Are Ousting A Popular Additive 13.12.2016 NPR News
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products — from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
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Living the high life in a luxury treehouse 10.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Many a child spent their youth scrambling up trees and building secret dens in the branches.
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Tongass Forest Plan Amendment supports sustainable communities and viable economies - Amended plan focuses on transition to young growth harvest and renewable energy development 9.12.2016 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
KETCHIKAN, Alaska, December 9, 2016 – M. Earl Stewart, the Forest Supervisor for the Tongass National Forest, Alaska Region, has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the amended Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Tongass Forest Plan). The Final ROD documents the Forest Supervisor’s rationale for approving the Tongass Forest Plan Amendment. The Tongass Forest Plan Amendment will become effective in 30 days.
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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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