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Intensification by Smallholder Farmers Is Key To Achieving Indonesia’s Palm Oil Targets 17.4.2018 WRI Stories
Intensification by Smallholder Farmers Is Key To Achieving Indonesia’s Palm Oil Targets Comments|Add Comment|PrintPalm oil fruit is loaded in Indonesia. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr Versatile, inexpensive and extremely efficient to produce, palm oil is in demand across the planet. This high-yielding vegetable oil is used in thousands of everyday products, from processed food to cosmetics, as well as for biofuel. By 2045, Indonesia aspires to produce an estimated 60 million tonnes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What does sustainability mean for beef? 16.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Sara Place of The National Cattlemen's Beef Association discusses the challenges and solutions surrounding sustainable beef production
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Why are you still peeling all those vegetables? 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Why are you still peeling all those vegetables?
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The price of cheap meat? Raided slaughterhouses and upended communities. 11.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A pattern has emerged for a meatpacking industry that relies on undocumented workers for its dangerous, low-paying jobs.
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Founding Farmers and the woke chain awakening of King of Prussia 30.3.2018 Philly.com News
A wave of new chains beckoning to our most enlightened 2018 impulses - to eat locally, healthfully, ethically - have blossomed with full irony in the garden of parking lots ringing America's largest luxury mall.
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Life for Residents Near Hog Farms Just Got Much, Much Worse 29.3.2018 Mother Jones
In the midst of last week’s, um, stormy news cycle, the meat industry quietly scored a pair of legislative coups, both of which bolster corporate power to impose the downsides of factory-scale animal farming on communities.  One victory will affect people who live near these large operations. In North Carolina alone, 160,000 people reside within […]
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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "Many people are angered by the cruelties of the twenty-first-century economy. And their fury has fueled worldwide protest. Simultaneously, and almost everywhere, low-wage workers and small farmers began to revolt: in New York City restaurants, laundries, and warehouses, in Western Cape wineries and the garment shops of Phnom Penh, in Southern California Walmarts, and the big hotels of Providence, Oslo, Karachi, and Abuja. As capital has globalized, so has the labor movement. Marches, strikes, protests, and sit-ins from Tampa to Mali have changed the global conversation about workers' rights." So writes Annelise Orleck in her new book We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages -- which, as she explains on this week's episode of Off-Kilter, tells the story behind the growing global labor movement ...
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How genetically engineered salmon swims onto our plates 17.3.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The transgenic technology that produces fast-growing fish soon could come to the U.S. Will it live up to its claims of making seafood more sustainable?
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Why do people get Pancreatitis 11.3.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar Kamat Human pancreas is a long, flat gland, a prodigious and biochemically amazing cellular factory of complex biomolecules located behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. It produces digestive enzymes and hormones regulating sugar metabolism. Enzymes include several complex proteases, lipases, nucleases, amylase and hormones include – gastrin, cholecystokinin, secretin, insulin, glucagon and somatostatin. ...
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Florida Farmworkers Push for Fairness in the Fields 7.3.2018 Truthout.com
Immokalee, Florida, is known for producing nearly all of the winter tomatoes in the United States. Up until recently, the town also had a reputation for being home to some of the worst labor exploitation in the country, with sexual violence, wage theft, and assault occurring regularly in the tomato fields. The working conditions were so bad that the town was considered " ground zero for modern slavery " in the United States. But one group has spent the last two decades transforming the conditions for Florida farmworkers. Through the use of boycotts, supply chain agreements, and an innovative monitoring program, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has made massive inroads in creating a safe workplace for one of labor's most exploited communities. Gerardo Reyes Chavez is one of the workers involved. A farmworker most of his life, he heard about the coalition from roommates who were taking part in one of the group's anti-slavery cased in the late 1990s. Now, he's one of the group's key leaders. Reyes joined ...
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The Warped Environmentalism of America’s Biggest Industrial Meat Producer 3.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Justin Whitmore has the unenviable job of trying to make the nation’s biggest industrial meat company look virtuous. The 35-year-old former McKinsey consultant became Tyson Foods’ first sustainability chief in May. He’s tall, fit and slim, with a clean-shaven face and head, […]
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Glyphosate cancer warning in California halted 28.2.2018 LA Times: Business

A federal judge on Monday temporarily barred California environmental officials from requiring cancer warnings on food products that contain traces of the herbicide glyphosate.

The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Shubb leaves glyphosate on the state’s so-called Proposition 65 list as...

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The science behind Tyson's meaty new sustainability agenda 26.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The company's first CSO, on the job for less than a year, is moving quickly to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and food waste.
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How might Trump's food box plan affect health? Native Americans know all too well 25.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For some, the USDA's plan to deliver SNAP benefits as canned, shelf-stable food is painfully familiar. The agency has long given this type of aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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What we feed animals is key to a sustainable future for food 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
The implications for environmental health, including biodiversity and deforestation, are significant.
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Check out how Skittles are made at a candy factory in Yorkville 15.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Production of Skittles, the colorful fruit-flavored treat, expanded to a Yorkville plant operated by Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. in 2016. Skittles, which were previously made solely in Waco, Texas, are now produced in a Yorkville plant along with brands like Life Savers, Doublemint and ...
Bunge: Agricultural Firms Need More Than Deals for Profitability 14.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Grain trading firm Bunge reported a quarterly loss, and its CEO said agricultural firms can’t count on deals alone to boost profitability as the farm economy struggles.
Our heaping food waste problem has an open secret: It can be solved 8.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Experts from Kroger, Dow, ReFed, Feeding America and TSC weigh in the potential for making great systemic change.
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7 key trends all sustainability execs should watch 8.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new Forum for the Future report sets out the risks and opportunities amid climate and technological disruption.
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