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10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It 17.7.2019 WRI Stories
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate? It won’t be easy and will require major new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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U.S. agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal 10.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How can we give power back to farmers — and out carbon back into the ground?
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A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation from Complex Supply Chains 11.6.2019 WRI Stories
A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation from Complex Supply Chains Comments|Add Comment|PrintUnloading oil palm fruits. Photo by African Hope/Wikimedia Commons Imagine you are a sustainability officer for a candy company that uses palm oil in its chocolate bars. How do you determine if the oil you are buying has contributed to deforestation? It’s a common quandary: More than 360 companies have committed to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. Most will miss this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why the US-China trade war is leaving firms vulnerable to soy risk 10.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
China's growing demand for soy is leaving billions of dollars of investments exposed to deforestation risks, CDP report finds.
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Springing into action against Roundup -- the mounting evidence against use of glyphosate 1.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health Since the inception of this column, a lot of turf has been covered regarding some very challenging agricultural and food issues related to seed, pesticides, health and sustainable agriculture. Often Monsanto and its activities have come into question. Less than three weeks ago, the National Farmers Union initiated an online petition calling on the Canadian federal government to ban Roundup and glyphosate. Monsanto, a huge transnational which has now merged with Bayer, looms large globally when it comes to farmers, weed control, genetic manipulation of seed, Roundup and cancer. In 2018, Monsanto was bought by Bayer for $63 billion. Bayer now faces close to 14,000 lawsuits against its product glyphosate, and in the past year its stock has dropped by 40 per cent. (And yes, that is the same Bayer that makes aspirins and vitamins, and now, most infamously, the pesticide known as Roundup, and its active ingredient glyphosate.) In the last few years Monsanto has been on public trial -- despite its ...
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Lawsuit accuses JBS USA of illegal releases of slaughterhouse waste into South Platte tributary near Greeley 24.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday accuses meat processing giant JBS USA of illegally dumping slaughterhouse waste from a plant near Greeley into a tributary of the South Platte River.
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Starbucks Accused of Exposing Customers to Potentially Deadly Pesticide 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Coffee giant has dismissed suggestions their use of chemical near food could have harmed customers as an attempt to "incite public fear.”
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Scientists have declared a biodiversity crisis — here's what that means for business 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A ground-breaking UN report yesterday revealed scale of threat facing the natural world.
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Nearly 2.1 Million Pounds of P.F. Chang's Frozen Dinners Recalled 5.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The USDA advises customers to either discard or return these recalled items.
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Bees Exposed to Pesticide Become Hyperactive Before Crashing Out 30.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In a "bee treadmill" experiment, the pesticide reduced the length of time and distance that the insects could fly.
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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 GreenBiz.com
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,...

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