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What the world eats -- a week's worth of groceries

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An interesting look and different cultures

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Q1) How does this slideshow depict the differing socioeconomic situations of countries around the world? (Use the example of at least 2 countries)

Q2) Do you think that the image of an Australian weekly diet is accurate to your own family and why?

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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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This Grocery Store From Trader Joe's Ex-President Makes Healthy Food As Cheap As Junk Food

This Grocery Store From Trader Joe's Ex-President Makes Healthy Food As Cheap As Junk Food | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Former Trader Joe executive Doug Rauch has opened a Boston market that brings healthy food to people who usually can't afford it.
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Save the Planet. Eat Ugly.

Save the Planet. Eat Ugly. | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
A group called Ugly Mugs says that consuming all the food that is discarded because it is visually unappealing would eliminate one billion tons of carbon emissions a year.
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Bread Is Broken

Bread Is Broken | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Industrial production destroyed both the taste and the nutritional value of wheat. One scientist believes he can undo the damage.
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Eating Organic Lowers Pesticide Levels in Children

Eating Organic Lowers Pesticide Levels in Children | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
When children eat organic fruits and vegetables, the amount of pesticides in their bodies declines, a new study shows.
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How to Start Seeds Indoors Successfully - Suburban Homestead

How to start vegetable seeds indoors in a custom made shelf. How to use cheap fluorescent shop lights as grow light to start your own seedlings for organic ...
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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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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
Organic dairy and meat contain significantly more omega-3s than their conventional counterparts, a huge new study finds. It's the latest research to show organic production can boost key nutrients.
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Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The question of whether differences in some nutrients compared with conventionally produced food are likely to translate to better health is disputed.
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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
Americans are more likely than Europeans to be exposed to Monsanto’s glyphosate weed killer. That’s in large part because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s calculations to determine allowable levels of glyphosate use are much more lax than the European Union’s.
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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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Danforth organic farmer wins sustainable ag award

Danforth organic farmer wins sustainable ag award | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Harold Wilken, of Danforth, began farming 33 years ago and credits his first landlady, 82-year-old Ivadelle Dubois, with trying to get him to "just say no" to synthetic chemical herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers.
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Organic's Top Ten scientific breakthroughs in 2015 | OTA

Organic's Top Ten scientific breakthroughs in 2015 | OTA | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
In 2015, numerous studies revealed scientific breakthroughs on the environmental and human health benefits of organic food and farming -- from improving soil health and supporting water quality, to reducing our exposure to pesticides and mitigating climate change.
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Iowa’s Climate-Change Wisdom

Iowa’s Climate-Change Wisdom | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
In America’s heartland, farmers are taking steps to help the environment and return carbon to the soil.
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Angelenos abuzz over possibility of legalized backyard beekeeping

Angelenos abuzz over possibility of legalized backyard beekeeping | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Concern over dwindling pollinator populations trumps worries of apiarian disturbances.
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