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Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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U.S. Puts Sanctions on More Venezuelan Officials 16.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The U.S. sanctioned the head of Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant and five top intelligence and security officials and the Trump administration said it planned to deliver 200 tons of humanitarian aid to a border city in Colombia, intensifying its effort to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. .
Buy Organic Food to Help Curb Global Insect Collapse, Say Scientists 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

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Why the Green New Deal Needs to Include Fair Prices for Farmers 13.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The GND twin resolutions, introduced February 7, 2019, call for all Americans to have access to healthy food, clean water and clean air. The GND also proposes to provide “economic security,” jobs and good wages to all who want to participate in the new green economy.

For consumers, healthy food (and clean water and clean air, for that matter) mean transitioning away from an industrial agriculture model that poisons our food and pollutes our environment.

For farmers, any promise of “economic security” must include the return to an economic agriculture model based on providing farmers a fair price for the products they produce—or as the agriculture industry calls it, “parity pricing.” Only then, will the GND fulfill its promise to clean up our food system, clean up our environment and provide a “fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”

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China casts a long shadow over Taiwan's economy, and attempts to revitalize it 10.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For three decades, Liu Hong-cheng’s family has peddled apples, oranges and cherries at a morning market in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city. During that time, the Lius consistently voted for the party of President Tsai Ing-wen, who has resisted Chinese pressure to bring the island under...

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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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Organic Consumers Association and Food & Water Watch Sue Pilgrim's Pride for Deceptive Advertising 7.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 7, 2019 - Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Association (OCA) have sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for deceptive marketing and advertising of Pilgrim’s Pride chicken products. The suit was brought in D.C. Superior Court, under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Nonprofits Food & Water Watch and OCA, represented by Richman Law Group and Animal Equality, allege that Pilgrim’s falsely claims that the birds used in its products are fed “only natural ingredients,” “treated humanely” and produced in an environmentally responsible way, when in fact Pilgrim’s systematically raises, transports and slaughters chickens in inhumane factory-farm conditions that include the routine use of antibiotics, synthetic chemical disinfectants, genetically modified crops growth-promoting drugs, and other unnatural substances.

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The Green New Deal Is Here. And It's Great for Food & Farming! 7.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Green New Deal (GND) has arrived!  Now that we’ve passed the dangerous tipping point of 350 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (we’re at 410 ppm), we have to figure out a way to draw down that CO2—or we will continue to suffer the cascading impacts of global warming even after we’ve eliminated greenhouse gas emissions. The safest and most effective way we have of doing this is to increase the carbon content of our soils in farmland, pasture land, forests, wetlands and coastal marine ecosystems. This can be done on working lands through regenerative organic agriculture techniques that increase fertility and control pests by replacing chemicals with management practices. These include holistic planned grazing, composting, no-till, cover cropping, diverse crop mixes and rotations, and the incorporation of crops that return nutrients and organic matter to the soil. This is the piece of the puzzle that most climate activists and legislators are unaware of. That’s why it’s so ...
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6 themes for scaling corporate action on the SDGs 6.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This year will be pivotal for businesses to make progress on the UN's blueprint for peace and prosperity.
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Conagra Brands to close Boulder office, eliminate all 100 jobs starting in May 6.2.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Conagra Brands is closing its Boulder office and eliminating all 100 positions staring in late May, the company told state officials Tuesday.
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Understanding the policy principles for a 'just transition' 4.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
'Just transition' was the hot topic at last year's COP24 climate conference in Poland, but how can governments and businesses deliver on their promises?
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Opinion | Green New Deal Must Transform Our Food System to Save Our Climate 3.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In the face of worsening climate chaos and massive economic inequities wreaking havoc on the nation, a broad coalition of social justice and environmental organizations and visionary politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are building momentum for a Green New Deal.

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Big Farmers Use Climate-Resistant Seeds. Most Small Farmers Can’t Get Them. 2.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Half of all humans owe their lives to small farmers, because that’s who grows most of the food in Africa and Asia. But it turns out that small farmers in poorer countries are stuck with seeds that can’t cope with a rapidly […]
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Killing 22 hogs a minute, meatpackers test old limits of safety 2.2.2019 LA Times: Business

In an Illinois town where Abraham Lincoln once toiled as a country lawyer, the slaughterhouse of the future runs at a speed that generations of Midwestern farmers would have dismissed as fantasy.

At other factories, as many as seven government inspectors are stationed along the slaughter line to...

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Trump’s Ag Secretary Just Skirted the Senate to Appoint These Corporate Flacks 31.1.2019 Mother Jones
A presidential administration already shot through with corporate execs, lobbyists, and retainers just got two more.  On Tuesday, United States Department of Agriculture chief Sonny Perdue appointed Scott Hutchins, who once directed global pesticide R&D for Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva), as the department’s deputy undersecretary for research, education, and economics; and named Mindy Brashears, a Texas Tech professor […]
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A lot on their plate: Investors turn heat up on global food giants McDonald's, Restaurant Brands International and Yum! Brands 31.1.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With consumer tastes changing and closer focus on climate goals, funders ask fast food companies to report and address their impacts.
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Top 6 Reasons to Support Regenerative Agriculture 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

It's easy to forget that at one point, not so long ago, all food was organically grown in a way that supported the ecosystem and environment. This all changed in the 1940s when the Green Revolution took hold and industrial, chemical-dependent farming techniques spread and quickly became the norm.

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New Study Confirms: Degenerative Food & Farming System Poses Mortal Threat 29.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what Organic Consumers Association and other public interest groups have been saying for years: Our triple global health crises of deteriorating public health, world hunger and global warming share common root causes—and that the best way to address these crises is to address what they all have in common: an unhealthy, inequitable food system perpetuated by a political and economic system largely driven by corporate profit.

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How to save a shelf-life: cutting down on food waste across its supply chain 25.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's how better packaging and labeling can help change throw-away culture.
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Why We Endorse the #GreenNewDeal, and How We Plan to Support It 24.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) fully endorses the Green New Deal (GND) as the most promising policy-level vehicle for achieving the large-scale transition to an organic, regenerative food and farming system, while at the same time cleaning up the environment, advancing social justice, restoring urban and rural food and economic security, and restabilizing the climate. We believe the GND’s potential to achieve its goals hinges on whether its architects and proponents craft, support and fully fund programs and policies that will rapidly scale up both the transition to renewable energy alternatives and the transition to organic regenerative agriculture and land-use and land-restoration practices. To achieve these large-scale transitions will require the public support and political will to confront the corporate dominance of our democracy, perpetuated by lawmakers who take campaign donations from the fossil fuel and industrial agribusiness industries. Absent the necessary political will, we must ...
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Bees Face yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide 24.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster unfolding among the weeds near those fields. When Coy spotted the withering weeds, he realized why hives that produced 100 pounds of honey three summers ago now were managing barely half that: Dicamba probably had destroyed his bees’ food.

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