User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
Last updated: Aug 10 2018 08:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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The biggest culprit behind climate change may surprise you 26.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Because no one's too transparent when it comes to their emissions.
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Moving beyond food footprints to sustainable food systems 16.7.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Sponsored: If we are to make bold changes to our food system, we need to be more comprehensive in our evaluations.
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How to make wealth from waste on a crowded planet 11.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Earth’s growing population is adding mountains of organic waste. Can businesses clean up and cash in?
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The last straw: How Pizza Hut is cutting plastic waste 10.7.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Swapping plastic straws for paper straws was not a straightforward decision, head of supply chain Steve Packer explains.
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Disrupting corporate food procurement, as usual 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Helene York, global director of Google's foodservice, on global, tech-enabled sustainable food procurement.
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Conagra buying Boulder Brands owner Pinnacle Foods in $10.9 billion deal 28.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
CHICAGO -- Conagra is buying Boulder Brands parent Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $10.9 billion that will help the food company expand in the frozen food and snacks categories.
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Conagra to Buy Pinnacle Foods for $8.2 Billion 27.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Conagra Brands agreed to acquire Pinnacle Foods for $8.2 billion in cash and stock, adding Birds Eye frozen foods to the owner of the Healthy Choice brand.
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Conagra, General Mills Square Off in Battle to Revive Packaged Foods 24.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Earnings this week will offer an update on who’s winning the race to revive older food brands.
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In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best 21.6.2018 WRI Stories
In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe landscape of Caatinga, the semi-arid but extraordinarily biodiverse region of Brazil. Photo by Luiz Fernando Ricci/WRI Brasi Northeastern Brazil’s Caatinga semi-arid region is a living laboratory for the impacts of climate change on a vulnerable, distinctive ecosystem. The Caatinga – “white woods” in the local Tupi language – is a very dry region that is nevertheless extraordinarily biodiverse,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For decades, pockets of resistance around the world have been tracking and educating general publics about farmers' right to seed and the importance of not allowing corporations to patent seed or to manipulate genetic material for pure speculation and gain. Behind most of these stories of resistance has been the far-reaching control exercised by corporate giant Monsanto, particularly when it comes to demanding royalties on seed (harken back to Percy Schmeiser ) and modifying seed to be resistant to glysophate, a chemical pesticide it produces and sells under the brand of Roundup. Yes, we have all heard it said: Roundup Ready! Catchy and scary at the same time. This week two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results. These stories run deep. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has been monitoring the regulatory climate around genetically ...
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How Cargill and peers collaborate for ocean sustainability 15.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's a novel industry collaboration.
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For children’s food, heavy metals require more attention and better standards 12.6.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner is Chemicals Policy Director and Michelle Harvey and Maricel Maffini are consultants In June 2017, EDF released Lead in Food: A Hidden Health Threat. The report examined a decade’s worth of data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found lead detected in 20% of baby food samples compared to 14% for […]
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Peach, plum & pear in NDMC’s plantation drive, but some say the trees won’t survive 6.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s 4.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn't be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.
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EPA sets interim limits on hypochlorite bleach to reduce degradation to perchlorate 1.6.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant On May 1, 2018, Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) made an interim pesticide registration decision[1] for hypochlorite bleach used to disinfect drinking water. The office decided to require the “Precautionary Statements” section of the bleach’s pesticide label to include advisory […]
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Effects of E.coli Outbreak in Lettuce Ripple Through Food-Supply Chain 30.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The outbreak of E.coli traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., is expected to deal a multimillion-dollar blow to the food industry.
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The plight of farm workers in Canada 23.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Labour Farm work is hard work! The days are long, and the physical work can be heavy and exhausting. Often, particularly on smaller family farms, the monetary rewards are nowhere near what a regular urban salary provides. There are lots of reasons why the family farm has been disappearing over the past several decades. (Check out some of my previous columns for details about the issue of land concentration.) Suffice to say, that for many reasons, among them the loss of family farmers and the ever-increasing numbers of factory farms, Canadian agricultural production just wouldn't happen without farm workers. And while the majority of those farm workers are domestic, there are ever-increasing numbers of foreign migrant workers. Many come to work on labour intensive agricultural operations that produce fruit and vegetables in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. In fact, 33 per cent of vegetable and fruit farm workers are foreign workers. Others come to work on cattle operations and in large ...
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The truth about organic produce and pesticides 21.5.2018 Washington Post
The truth about organic produce and pesticides
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