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Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Bananas at Risk of Extinction as Panama Disease Returns 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The impact has been devastating, threatening livelihoods across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
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Trump Is About to Make the Pork Industry Responsible for Inspecting Itself 5.4.2019 Mother Jones
Next time you tuck into pork chop or a carnitas-filled burrito, spare a thought for the people who work the kill line at hog slaughterhouses. Meatpacking workers incur injury and illness at 2.5 times the national average; and repetitive-motion conditions at a rate nearly seven times as high as that of other private industries. Much has […]
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Report Report: Food waste, investing, transportation, systems change, plastic pollution 2.4.2019
The latest crop of research reports on sustainable business, climate and cleantech topics.
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Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.
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Warren and Sanders are Talking Tough About Corporate Control of Food 30.3.2019 Mother Jones
Food and farm policy rarely plays a major role in US presidential elections. But Democratic hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders may be about to change that.  In a Medium post published Wednesday, Warren laid out a populist plan to shake up the American system of food production. As I have been writing for years, […]
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Monsanto: Why We Cut Chemicals From Agriculture 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In an ideal world, farmers would not need to use chemicals to produce our food and fiber, but that is not the reality we have to live with.
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New produce guide shows eating kale is a lot dirtier than you think 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kale, strawberries and spinach top the Environmental Working Group’s list of the 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue. The list, called the Dirty Dozen, is released each year by the nonprofit consumer advocacy group.

The list was compiled using more than 40,000 produce samples...

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North Korea, mixing pleas and provocation, asks for food aid while hinting at rocket launch 10.3.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Kim Jong Un went into his summit with President Trump with one objective: relief from international sanctions crippling North Korea’s economy.

Having come away from the Hanoi summit empty-handed, North Korea is now inching toward provocation and simultaneously tugging at heartstrings.

On one hand,...

If you eat meat, you need to go to a slaughterhouse vigil for pigs in Vernon 9.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Thank you for highlighting two grass-roots efforts to “act locally” and aid the suffering: Welcome INN and associated community groups in Dana Point, who provide warm and friendly meals to homeless people, and the Animal Alliance Network and L.A. Animal Save, who bear witness and...

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A culture of cultured meat: Better than animal agriculture 8.3.2019 Resource Efficiency |
Solutions to factory farming actually might be found in the laboratory.
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Outside of the Farmer John plant, offering water and comfort to the doomed in the Year of the Pig 5.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Maya Benperlas stood in the middle of busy Vernon Avenue on a chilly Sunday night as a big rig hauling pigs slowed to a halt just outside the gates of Farmer John.

Her hand shot into the air and she flashed a peace sign.

“Two minutes!” Benperlas shouted. “Two minutes!”

The 18-wheeler’s driver listlessly...

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Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again 4.3.2019 Energy & Climate |
The "give back what you take" approach of sustatinability isn't enough.
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With clock ticking on 2020 deforestation pledges, 5 ideas for sourcing palm oil sustainably 27.2.2019 Small Business |
Time-bound commitments and better ways to monitor suppliers will play a central role
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The kids are alright 27.2.2019 Design & Innovation |
James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change and vegan sausage rolls.
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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 |
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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