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The Future of Food at CGI 2012

The sustainability of the global food system - an issue of global, multisectoral proportions that engages individual responsibility - was discussed yesterday by a diverse panel of policy makers, business and NGO leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative...

"Rethinking agriculture with sustainability in mind

One of the important questions about the sustainability of the food system is linked to the emergence of a global middle classes. There are inherent tensions between the growing demand for protein and energy and the degradation of ecosystems. Clay spoke about the need to invest in crops that have a low impact on the soil and the environment. According to him, one of the central questions of agricultural sustainability is “which crops produce more calories by acre of land, by liter of water?”Adesina spoke about how sees seafood as a key alternative to traditional protein sources, because it has less environmental implications than other forms of protein. “Our view”, he explained, “is that it’s going to take protected wild fisheries and agriculture to deal with this. We are very aware of the need to partner with organizations to make sure we protect fisheries, and to make sure we take full advantage of agriculture and its potential.” He further noted that governments must also sett standards, monitor closely, and have the ability to sanction.

 
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A Short History and Explanation of the Slow Food Movement

A Short History and Explanation of the Slow Food Movement | Real food Organic food Sustainable food | Scoop.it

What exactly is Slow Food? This guide serves as an introduction to some of the library's resources on this topic, and links to some other online sources that we think might interest you.  

 

 

 
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India's green IT, sustainability spend to hit $45B in 2012 - ZDNet

India's green IT, sustainability spend to hit $45B in 2012 - ZDNet | Real food Organic food Sustainable food | Scoop.it
CXOToday.comIndia's green IT, sustainability spend to hit $45B in 2012ZDNetHe noted that a chapter on sustainable development and climate change was introduced for the first time in the government's annual Indian Economic Survey 2011-2012, where lower-carbon...
 
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Sustainable Farming, Organic Food: 8 Lessons for America from Anatolia, Turkey

Sustainable Farming, Organic Food: 8 Lessons for America from Anatolia, Turkey | Real food Organic food Sustainable food | Scoop.it
American college graduates are drifting back to the second oldest profession in the world: farming. Liberal arts grads are choosing to work on small, green-minded farms.
 
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Staying Green: Hotels Step Up Their Sustainability Initiatives

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Dear EarthTalk : In recent years the hotel industry began to "green up" operations, but has it yet gone beyond leaving out little cards to encourage (Staying Green: Hotels Step Up Their Sustainability Initiatives http://t.co/BDvsRNXg...)...
 
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Grain-free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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For a #healthy grain-free breakfast, try these coconut flour Apple Cinnamon Pancakes from @jennymcgruther http://t.co/23rsVq9U...
 
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