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8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability 9.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Here are some of the promising ventures being backed by the likes of Tyson, Campbell Soups and Danone.
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Report Report: Diversity, Disclosure, CDP and the SDGs 2.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of research reports on sustainable business, climate and cleantech topics.
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Startup using tech to pull back the curtain on seed, fertilizer prices 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Farmers Business Network was born of farmers frustrated with opaque pricing for seed and chemicals, and tech guys who believe that data is the answer. So far, about 7,500 farmers across North America are buying in to the idea.
How to sustainably, nutritiously feed 10 billion people by 2050 14.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Today we have a five-course menu to serve up food and climate solutions.
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Fertilize crops with human waste? Let me explain, researcher says 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Jeremy Guest, a professor at the University of Illinois, is visiting the Twin Cities to talk about technologies that turn human waste into fertilizers similar to the synthetic fertilizers many farmers use to grow corn and soybeans.
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Cargill tests robotic cattle driver as a way to improve worker safety 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Hundreds of injuries — and some fatalities — are caused by cattle each year. But a new robot might be able to emulate some sounds and actions of workers, keeping them safe from kicks and attacks.
Microbes in the crop rows: Soil's secrets may yield a new ag revolution 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U of M scientist is leading an international effort that explores the next frontier of science: Soil microbes. Her research could fundamentally change the way farmers grow the food we eat.
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5 ways to realize aquaculture's full potential 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Investing in the revolution makes sense on so many levels.
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Dirt rich: Healthy soil movement gains ground in farm country 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's an approach to farming built around four basic rules: Never till the soil. Use cover crops so soil is never bare. Grow a more diverse mix of plants. And use fields to graze livestock.
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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Novartis and J.M. Smucker join the buyers’ club 1.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Innovation, ingenuity and flexibility shape latest renewables transactions.
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Brace yourself for a blockbuster quarter in corporate renewables procurement 29.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
The deals disclosed in October alone will put more renewable energy on the U.S. grid than all of the contracts announced in the third quarter.
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You can't outproduce our environment 6.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Or, how this farmer chose regenerative agriculture over conventional growing.
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Minnesota cities to Congress: Let us help the bees 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The House version of the farm bill being debated in Congress would bar cities from placing stricter regulations on pesticides.
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Food and agriculture companies: a challenge from a millennial mom 31.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Food and agriculture companies: a challenge from a millennial mom
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of Roundup herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes safety risks of company's herbicide 23.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears. All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Most urbanites do as well. The way the corporate giant Monsanto has marketed, promoted, and created an artificial need for Roundup is a true story of profiteering and avarice. Now, finally, even some courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about the safety of Roundup. A few years ago, Dewayne Johnson, a courageous man and one who is also dying of cancer, launched a lawsuit against Monsanto. In early August, Johnson had his day in court -- and won. He showed that David can still take down Goliath -- something that some of us ...
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Appeals court orders Trump administration to ban pesticide harmful to children's brains within 60 days 10.8.2018 LA Times: Environment

A federal appeals court ordered the Trump administration Thursday to revoke approval for a widely used pesticide that studies show can harm the brains of children.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 60 days to ban chlorpyrifos,...

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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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