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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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What is Chlorpyrifos? Donald Trump's EPA Says It Won't Ban Controversial Pesticide Linked to Brain Development Problems in Children 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The chemical belongs to a class of pesticides known as organophosphates which are used on more than 50 different crops.
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How Allbirds, Organic Valley and Everlane support regenerative agriculture 19.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A small-but-mighty group of consumer goods is offsetting their carbon emissions by sourcing materials from farms and ranches investing in these best practices.
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10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It 17.7.2019 WRI Stories
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate? It won’t be easy and will require major new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump Stings Honeybees While They’re Down 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
Bees are in a world of trouble right now. A few years ago, the US Environmental Protection Agency took some steps to protect the insects by limiting the use of an insecticide called sulfoxaflor. Made by Corteva, the agricultural arm of DowDupont, sulfoxaflor is “highly toxic to bees and other pollinating insects,” and it also appears […]
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EPA lets farmers resume broadly using pesticide that can hurt bees 13.7.2019 LA Times: Business

The Environmental Protection Agency will let farmers resume broad use of a pesticide over beekeepers’ objections, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm to bees and wildlife.

Friday’s EPA announcement — coming after the agriculture...

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U.S. agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal 10.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How can we give power back to farmers — and out carbon back into the ground?
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Factory Farms Where Deformed Lions and Tigers Are Bred for Body Parts Uncovered: Cubs Are Seen Pacing Around Crying 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers have revealed the horrific conditions that thousands of big cats are being forced to endure in industrial farms across South Africa and Asia.
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The rise of seatech — a new world wide web 19.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
IoT, big data, blockchain and biotech are powering a wave of sustainable seafood.
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To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon...

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The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
When Santa Barbara County opened the doors to large-scale cannabis cultivation, a largely unregulated rush led by moneyed interests ensued.
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RELEASE: Companies Can Now Quickly and Accurately Monitor Deforestation Around the World 11.6.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Companies Can Now Quickly and Accurately Monitor Deforestation Around the World Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources, Louis Dreyfus Company, Mondelēz, Olam, Procter & Gamble and Unilever among 80+ groups using GFW Pro to see and prevent deforestation in their supply chains UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS (June 11, 2019) – The world lost 12 million hectares of forest in 2018. As nearly 40 percent of deforestation is commodity-driven, this represents major legal and reputational risks for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Springing into action against Roundup -- the mounting evidence against use of glyphosate 1.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health Since the inception of this column, a lot of turf has been covered regarding some very challenging agricultural and food issues related to seed, pesticides, health and sustainable agriculture. Often Monsanto and its activities have come into question. Less than three weeks ago, the National Farmers Union initiated an online petition calling on the Canadian federal government to ban Roundup and glyphosate. Monsanto, a huge transnational which has now merged with Bayer, looms large globally when it comes to farmers, weed control, genetic manipulation of seed, Roundup and cancer. In 2018, Monsanto was bought by Bayer for $63 billion. Bayer now faces close to 14,000 lawsuits against its product glyphosate, and in the past year its stock has dropped by 40 per cent. (And yes, that is the same Bayer that makes aspirins and vitamins, and now, most infamously, the pesticide known as Roundup, and its active ingredient glyphosate.) In the last few years Monsanto has been on public trial -- despite its ...
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Safe or scary? The shifting reputation of Roundup 30.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The world's most widely used weed killer was once seen as one of the safest pesticides. Now it is blamed for causing cancer. Yet the scientific evidence remains disputed.
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