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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:22 AM

In this modern age the words health and cheap are rarley paired together and especiall not in Agriculture. Farmers have to make the decision wether they want to be profitable and continue their family farm or to try to be organinc and continue their families practices. Its nearly impossible to combine the two. What mr thompson decided to do is common among the farming community and that is to pruduce crops with high profit yeilds such as GM soy but also take the nessacary precautions to not danger the surronding enviroment. Hopefully in the future healthier farming is mor profitable farming so people wont have to straddle this moral line.

Pranav Pradeep's curator insight, February 27, 8:24 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 8:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

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Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor

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Using the concept of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is disseminating its own developmental innovations, including the biofuel technologies that have limited fossil fuels to just 53 percent of the Brazilian energy matrix.

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The Economics of Sustainability

http://www.ted.com Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of...

 

This provocatively title TED talk would be an excellent resource for discussing sustainable development.  What are the economic, environmental, political and cultural ramifications of suggested policies that seek to lead towards sustainable development?  What are the ramifications of not changing policies towards sustainable development?  


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:02 PM

 I found this video very interesting because it spoke about how there is so little space and more and more people are having kids. But there is no space because everyone likes having a lot of room to expand that is why because everyone in the world could fit in the state of California. So there is space it is just not spread out good enough that everyone could fit comfortably. 

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Asia-Pacific Enterprise Cooperation Launched

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Asia-Pacific Enterprise Cooperation (APEC), a non-profit organization based in Singapore, was recently established to strengthen corporate social responsibility and facilitate sustainable development among various government and business entities across the Asia-Pacific region. APEC, whose members includes organizations and enterprise leaders that believe in a humanitarian approach and promote honest business practices, is paving the way towards greater regional trust, exchange, and cooperation among businesses.


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