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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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Farmers testing new fertilizer alternative: bacteria 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Farmers across the country are putting a genetically modified bacteria in the ground this spring to help corn plants use naturally occurring nitrogen. The goal is to eventually replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
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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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California to outlaw pesticide harmful to kids 8.5.2019 LA Times: Environment

The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday.

The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous...

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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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Near Hiroshima, Japan eyes opportunities for innovations in recovery and resilience 4.4.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Technology is providing solutions — but nothing's a silver bullet.
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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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Planting trees only works if the restored forests stand for more than 10 or 20 years 20.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ecological resoration is supposed to help damaged and deforested ecosystems recover — but early-stage forests aren't the same as mature ones.
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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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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 | GreenBiz.com
Solutions to factory farming actually might be found in the laboratory.
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5 new corporate climate initiatives revealed at GreenBiz 19 4.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
New products from SC Johnson and Iron Mountain, and renewables progress from GM and 3M. Plus, Land O’Lakes’ latest habitat conservation deal.
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Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again 4.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The "give back what you take" approach of sustatinability isn't enough.
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Arkansas Tried to Restrict the Use of This Controversial Pesticide. Monsanto Fought Back and Won. 1.3.2019 Mother Jones
Arkansas regulators voted last Wednesday to relax restrictions on the controversial weedkiller dicamba, despite testimony from top scientists and scores of concerned citizens who urged them to reject the move in a public hearing. As reported last year by FERN and Reveal, dicamba has damaged millions of dollars worth of crops over the past two […]
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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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Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams 8.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Animal waste and fertilizer runoff are two of the largest contributors to water pollution and contamination. Rising productivity on industrial factory farms is single-handedly impairing drinking water supplies across the country, polluting with key culprits like nitrogen, phosphate, insecticides and pesticides.

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Victory! Ag Agency's Efforts to Eliminate Pesticide Reporting Requirements Stopped (For Now) 7.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Editor's note: Organic Consumers Association partially funds Regeneration Vermont.

Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture took what some legislators are calling “a sneaky route” in its attempts to eliminate the pesticide-usage progress reports that are required to be filed annually by the state’s Pesticide Advisory Council (VPAC).

Tucked deep in an omnibus bill addressing the viability of commissions and councils like VPAC (H.16), the Ag Agency successfully lobbied to insert language that did away with VPAC’s obligation to issue annual progress reports “with respect to the State goal of achieving an overall reduction in the use of pesticides.”

Conagra Brands to close Boulder office, eliminate all 100 jobs starting in May 6.2.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Conagra Brands is closing its Boulder office and eliminating all 100 positions staring in late May, the company told state officials Tuesday.
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