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Census Data Mapper

Census Data Mapper | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it

"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census.  The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity." 


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mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data.  The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel.  While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.


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Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Waterways

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Cultivating young farmers: A 9-year-old, an idea and love at first sprout

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A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field

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A Fight Over Soil Causes Deep Rift In Organic Industry

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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.
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Neil Bombardier's curator insight, July 18, 2016 6:34 AM
Fascinating map of where your food comes from
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GMOs: What the Experts Actually Said

GMOs: What the Experts Actually Said | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
After an expert panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences issued a long-awaited report on genetically engineered foods, much of the news coverage said it gave GMOs an unqualified seal of approval. In fact, the report pointed to an array of concerns and unanswered questions. Here are the top ten findings of the report that most traditional and social media missed – or got plain wrong.
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EWG's read on the recent National Academy of Sciences GMO report.
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Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
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Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

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Americans At Greater Risk Of Glyphosate Exposure than Europeans

Americans At Greater Risk Of Glyphosate Exposure than Europeans | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
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The 3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference

The 3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
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February 23-24, 2016 : LCCC : Cheyenne, WY

 

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Glyphosate Is Spreading Like a Cancer Across the U.S.

Glyphosate Is Spreading Like a Cancer Across the U.S. | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey data. That amounts to nearly a pound of glyphosate for every person in the country. The use of glyphosate on farmland has skyrocketed since the mid-1990s, when biotech companies introduced genetically engineered crop varieties (often called GMOs) that can withstand being blasted with glyphosate. Since then, agricultural use of the herbicide has increased 16-fold.
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This is one of EWGs top ag articles for 2015. The images are freaky. They show year-to-year changes of estimated glyphosate use since 1992 to 2012. There have been huge increases over a very short period of time. This really speaks to the importance of eating organic if you want to avoid residues of this "probably carcinogenic to humans" weed killer.  

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The Organic Center Digs Deeper on Soil Health

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The Organic Center  |   Major crop pest evolves resistance to GMO corn

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The Organic Center  |   Eat Organic and Live Organic in 2017: Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center

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117 Organizations to Watch in 2017 – Food Tank

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22 Books That Educate and Inspire #LaborDay2016

22 Books That Educate and Inspire #LaborDay2016 | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Twenty-two new books selected by Food Tank for fall 2016 that enlighten, educate, and inspire changemakers in the food movement.
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California Slaps Health Warning Label on Popular Weed Killer

California Slaps Health Warning Label on Popular Weed Killer | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The most commonly found pesticide in U.S. ground and surface water – a toxic weed killer called atrazine – will now have to carry a warning label in the most populated state in the country.
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Myth busting at Natural Products Expo West: How organic can feed the world

Myth busting at Natural Products Expo West: How organic can feed the world | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
It costs too much. Yields aren't high enough. You've heard all of the reasons organic can't feed the world, now consider these facts.
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Global and U.S. Trends in Glyphosate Herbicide Use

Global and U.S. Trends in Glyphosate Herbicide Use | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it

Rising use heightens risk concerns. Growing reliance on the broad-spectrumherbicide glyphosate has triggered the spread of tolerant and resistant weeds in the U.S. and globally [5]–[10]. To combat weeds less sensitive to glyphosate, farmers typically increase glyphosate application rates and spray more often [11]–[13]. In addition, next-generation herbicide-tolerant crops are, or will soon be on the market genetically engineered to withstand the application of additional herbicides (up to over a dozen), including herbicides posing greater ecological, crop damage, and human health risks (e.g., 2,4-D and dicamba) [6].

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The next superfood? This brand thinks it's food waste

The next superfood? This brand thinks it's food waste | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Here, co-founders Enrique Gonzalez and Flavio Siller explain how they are fixing the food system with its very waste.
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Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment and be safer for farm workers.
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NCAP's Organic Farming Conference | ATTRA | National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

NCAP's Organic Farming Conference | ATTRA | National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it

"The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides presents this event with virtual farm tours, speakers, and a farmer panel. Topics will include soil health, production, and organic certification."

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