User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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Diversifying crops is good for the planet. But can it be good for farmers' wallets? 23.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Fertilizer runoff is fueling the toxic algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico. Farmers could help by growing crops in rotation to reduce the need for fertilizer. But it's unclear who will buy them.
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Palm oil buyers cultivate Mexico's ambition to grow a sustainable industry 22.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Food companies Oleopalma and PepsiCo lead smallholder certification drive.
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Court sends Daley decision back to MPCA over greenhouse gas issue 15.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday gave the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency a bit of homework when it delivered its decision in a case involving Daley Farms of Lewiston, Minn.
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4 ways to cut campus food waste, from colleges to corporates 7.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
From data to design, there are ways that we can take a bite out of food waste in the restaurant sector.
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The startup helping Smithfield turn manure into a circular resource 2.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Anuvia Plant Nutrients aims to improve farm yields while reducing the emissions associated with fertilizer.
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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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A Big New Study Finds Bee-Killing Pesticides Aren’t Even Worth it for Soybean Farmers 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ever year, farmers in the United States devote at least 80 million acres, a combined landmass three-quarters the size of California, to soybeans. At least half the crop comes from proprietary seeds coated with insecticides and fungicides. These chemicals infuse the plants as they emerge, protecting them from damage by insects and fungal pathogens. At […]
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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This week at farm show: Technology, drones and tiny computers cut farm chemical use 11.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Experts say combining developing drone technology and computer-controlled field sprayers could mean big reductions in pesticide use. By using drone-collected imagery to map weeds in a field, an herbicide can be applied only to those areas.
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Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global 'soilshot' to address climate change 6.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Poor land use is increasing erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. But sustainable practices and technologies can reverse this trend.
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Episode 187: The WRI director on sustainable food systems; The lifecycle of corporate commitments 5.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Plus, how reporting can help investors and more on China's Belt & Road Initiative.
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Episode 186: Bill Weihl calls for corporate climate activism; you'll dig this new farm-data initiative 30.8.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The former energy and CSR czar at Facebook and Google calls for companies to raise their voices. Plus, we catch up with Dorn Cox, research director for a new open source agricultural data initiative.
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Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change 28.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious?
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Review: The Cheesecake Factory is the restaurant America wants, deserves 20.8.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

The first Cheesecake Factory restaurant opened in Beverly Hills in 1978 and now has over 200 locations. With everything from Tex-Mex eggrolls to Thai lettuce wraps, it captures the essence of America — the good and the bad — in one over-the-top dining experience.

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Devastating banana fungus arrives in Colombia, threatening the fruit's future 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.
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Is grass-fed beef really better for the planet? Here's the science 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse-gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.
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A New Study Reveals Just How Toxic a Bee’s World Has Become 7.8.2019 Mother Jones
You can thank pollinating insects for one of every three bites of food you take. But as you may have heard, these bugs are in trouble: Since 2006, around 30 percent of US honeybee hives have died off each year, about double the previous loss rate. Honeybee populations are holding steady, because honeybees are essentially […]
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New evidence shows popular pesticides could cause unintended harm to insects 7.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Studies are revealing new, unintended threats that neonicotinoid pesticides pose to insects. The chemicals, widely used by farmers, are difficult to control because they persist in the environment.
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Growing change: Can agriculture be good for the climate? 2.8.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Regenerative farming practices can promote soil fertility. They also have the potential to build economic resilience on farms by buffering the risk from threats such as pests, diseases and climate shocks.
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Cargill pledges to tackle climate impact of beef business 31.7.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Regenerative agriculture is central to new plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by one-third over the next decade.
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