User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 15:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms 20.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
British Columbia protests are rooted in a deeper conversation on Indigenous rights.
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A fungus is threatening the world’s most popular fruit 10.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.
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As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond 18.9.2017 Current Issue
Scientists collaborate to mitigate climate impacts in the Northwest.
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The women confronting California’s farm conditions 20.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.
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On a fin and a prayer: Hundreds of tiny greenback cutthroat trout transplanted to their native habitat 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
More than 50 volunteers from Trout Unlimited and other conservation groups hauled 20-pound packs of the year-old, genetically pure greenback cutthroat trout into the type of high-country streams where they evolved.
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PHOTOS: Pure bred Greenback Cutthroat Trout released into Herman Gulch 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Hatchery technicians transferred yearling Greenback Cutthroat trout from a truck into buckets at the Herman Gulch trailhead on July 17, 2017 in Summit County near Silverthorne, Colorado.
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Techniques of the trade: How to properly fertilize your Colorado vegetable garden 30.6.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
I learned the hard way that too much fertilizer, or too much of one nutrient, can lead to excessive growth, stunted growth or dead plants.
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Victim in fatal Sevier County crash identified as Utah fish hatchery specialist 29.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed Wednesday that one of its employees had died when his state truck rolled and crashed in the central Utah town of Sigurd. The victim was identified as Jared Baker, a fish hatchery specialist. Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis said Baker was the only occupant of the truck when it went off the east side of State Road 24 near 1200 North, apparently overcorrected and flipped, landing on the vehicle’s cab about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. DWR spokeswoman Robi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on March 9 for about a half hour at a Houston hotel. Both men were featured spe...
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W.Va. governor’s family selling 3 plantations in Virginia 9.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Morgantown, W.Va. • Three plantations owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family are going on the auction block shortly — historic properties near Richmond Virginia, each with a manor house and hundreds of acres of working farmland. Jay Justice, leading the Justice Companies while his father is governor, says the investment properties are for sale because farming was his father’s main focus, while his is coal mining. Flowerdew Hundred along the James River in Hopewell, Virginia, was origin...
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Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in New Orleans 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs , which cause the state $76 million-plus in annual damage, and selling sausage to grocery stores and meat to restaurants, where chefs are turning it into savory prosciutto, chorizo and meatballs. “To me, it is the most interesting thing I have seen in years,” said Rene Bajeux, executive che... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Try a pro-Earth diet 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As thousands across the U.S. get ready to protest environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling and our diet. Yes, our diet. A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 70 percent of global freshwater use, 38 percent of land use and 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide is emitted by burning forests to create animal pastures and by fossil fuel combustion to operate farm machinery, trucks, factory farms and slaughterhouses. ...
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Why Utah slaughterhouse inspections received a 'D' in new report by animal welfare group 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
There were six times between 2010 and 2015 that animals in a state-inspected slaughterhouse in Utah suffered inhumane treatment, requiring a “noncompliance report” to be filed with the federal government. Depending on what group interprets the data, that minimal number of violations could mean Utah has “good inspectors” or it could be due to “weak oversight.” The nonprofit Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in Washington, D.C., cites the latter, saying Utah lacks proper enforcement of federal anima... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Check the freezer! Chicken-nugget meals may contain salmonella 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The brownie mix dessert included in some breaded chicken-nugget meals shipped nationwide may be contaminated with salmonella, according to a public-health alert issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The items produced by Conagra Brands Inc. affect 110,817 pounds of frozen meals, an FSIS news release states. The FSIS public-health alert applies to the 7.4-ounce vacuum-packed trays of Banquet brand Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese. The trays ...
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Chicken-nugget meal trays shipped nationwide may contain salmonella 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The brownie mix dessert included in some breaded chicken-nugget meal trays shipped nationwide may be contaminated with salmonella, according to a public-health alert issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The items produced by Conagra Brands Inc. affect 110,817 pounds of frozen meals, an FSIS news release states. The FSIS public-health alert applies to the 7.4-ounce vacuum-packed trays of Banquet brand Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese. The t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dow Chemical tries to kill pesticide-risk study 20.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them “to set aside” the results of gove... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Rocky Mountain Land Library hits ambitious Kickstarter goal, sets its sights higher 7.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Jeff Lee and Ann Marie Martin's dream of turning a dilapidated South Park cattle ranch into a literary "home on the range" reached its ambitious Kickstarter goal on April 5, with two days to spare.
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California’s backcountry drug war 30.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs farmer criticism 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers. In common with several other large agribusinesses, Cargill is adapting to a shift in consumer taste toward more products labeled non-GMO. And just like those companies, it too has agreed to allow the Non-GMO Project, a U.S. non-profit group, to verify some of its supplies to ensure they’re free of ingredients such as modified soy and corn.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The mountains, the books, a place of rest and reading: A Colorado couple’s quest to create a land library 14.3.2017 Denver Post: Local
Jeff Lee and Ann Martin hope their recently launched Kickstarter campaign, which asks donors for $125,000 to renovate the building they call Cook’s House, will bring them one step closer to realizing their dream of a library inextricably linked to place.
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