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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon 21.10.2014 AP Washington
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula....
AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon 21.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap ...
Appeals Court Revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO Lawsuit 21.10.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties.
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Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Minnesota-based ag giant wants court to overrule decision that allowed suit for “aiding and abetting” youngsters’ forced labor.
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World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels 21.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Rock Creek winter hatchery steelhead fishery begins next month 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The hatchery steelhead fishery at Rock Creek from the mouth up to the fall in Skamania County will reopen Nov. 1 until further notice.
Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference 18.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
by David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner's Michael Specter's recent articles in the New Yorker bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (" Seeds of Doubt "and " The Problem with G.M.O. Labels ") are the latest high-profile pro-genetically modified organisms (GMO) articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in U.S. soil today: Rather than reduce pesticide inputs, GMOs are causing them to skyrocket in amount and toxicity. Setting the record straight, Ramon J. Seidler, PhD, former senior scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has recently published a well-researched article documenting the devastating facts, " Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops ," in Environmental Working Group's online AgMag. Seidler's article cites and links recent scientific literature and media reports, and should be required reading for all journalists covering GMOs as well as for citizens seeking to understand why their ...
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Startup's new sprays promise longer-lasting fruit, fewer pesticides 17.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Worldwide, we throw away about a third of our food, some $750 billion per year -- and the percentage is even higher in the United States. One reason is rot: Food goes bad before we can bite in.
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Exclusive: U.S. farmers seen cutting fertilizer use as crop prices slide 16.10.2014 Yahoo: Business
By Rod Nickel (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines. Ten of 12 U.S. farm retail companies surveyed by Reuters say fertilizer sales this autumn are lower than they were last year. The dealers, which span the country's main growing areas, sell fertilizer, seed and chemicals. ...
EPA Approval Highlights Need for GE Labeling 16.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On Wednesday, in a quiet but profound decision to approve a dangerous weed killer, the EPA chose the rights of Dow Chemical Co. and the biotech lobby over those of the American people, particularly our children. While the decision will now be litigated, our real hope as citizens to protect ourselves from such potentially carcinogenic herbicides is to get our government to approve mandatory federal labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Explaining the connection requires that I get down into the, um, weeds. The EPA approved the herbicide Enlist Duo to kill weeds in corn and soybean fields. In the months leading up to the decision, more than 500,000 citizens, 50 congress-people and dozens of eminent physicians, weed scientists and public health experts had urged the EPA not to approve Enlist. Enlist Duo is the combination of two different chemicals, glyphosate and the even more toxic 2,4-D, created by Dow AgroSciences to be used in tandem with their genetically engineered Enlist Duo seeds, which ...
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How ConAgra sets the table for climate resilience 16.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Here's an inside look at the food giant's sustainability menu, including engaging employees, reducing food waste and sharpening the supply chain.

How ConAgra sets the table for climate resilience
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Developer hopes to turn old marmalade factory into the toast of Anaheim 16.10.2014 LA Times: Business
A developer behind a string of hip Orange County malls plans to transform an old Anaheim marma
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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis 16.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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"Hurt That Bitch": What Undercover Investigators Saw Inside a Factory Farm 16.10.2014 Mother Jones
This is an excerpt from Mother Jones contributing writer Ted Genoways' new book The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food . On September 15, 2008, Lynn Becker got the phone call every hog farmer fears. For months on end, pork producers across the Midwest had been struggling against record-low prices per head, but Becker had taken steps to protect his family's farm against contractions of the market. He had signed a producer agreement with Hormel Foods, maybe the one company with a recession-proof demand for pork, and he had planted enough of his own corn to sustain his herd for the next year, insulating his operation from skyrocketing feed prices. With another Minnesota winter already in the air, Becker was out walking his fields one last time before starting the harvest. "When I got in and checked the answering machine," he told me later, "there was a message from Matt Prescott with PETA." Becker was soft-spoken but bristled with nervous energy. His jitters, together with his work-honed ...
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Whole Foods Stepping Up for Bees Where Feds Fail 16.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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EPA Approves New 2,4-D Herbicide Blend, Paving Way for Controversial GE Crops 16.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce 15.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.
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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce 15.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.
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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce 15.10.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," "better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices....
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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce 15.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming ...
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