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

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!  This is so informative.  

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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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Forget Chicken Coops—Fish Ponds Could Be the Future of Urban Farming

Forget Chicken Coops—Fish Ponds Could Be the Future of Urban Farming | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Aquaponics systems allow you to raise both vegetables and fish in tight spaces.
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RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator - AgFunderNews

RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator - AgFunderNews | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator in Palo Alto, announces a call for applications.
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Where GMOs Hide in Your Food - Consumer Reports News

Where GMOs Hide in Your Food - Consumer Reports News | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want GMOs in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of 1,000 American adults. The trouble is, it’s hard to avoid them.
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Inspiration for planting your food garden.

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Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics

Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The Denver County Jail is waiting for grant funding to expand on their small aquaponics system that sustainably grows its own food.
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This is very cool.

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Five things you should know about GMOs

Five things you should know about GMOs | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
  Producers of genetically engineered crops argue that their technology will solve world hunger.  The reality is starkly the opposite.  After nearly two decades, genetically engineered crops have failed to make any meaningful di erence for hungry people91011 Instead, GMO crops drive out locally adapted crop varieties that are suited to particular soils and climates, undermining sustainability and resilience of local farms around the world and contributing to hunger globally.
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GMOs are on the ballot here in Colorado. This is a good short list of facts about GMOs so you can learn and decide for yourself. 

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Commercial Production of Genetically Modified Salmon - Cornucopia Institute

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Commercial Production of Genetically Modified Salmon - Cornucopia Institute | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The Press Democrat by Derek Moore Credit: Steven Pavlov Gov. Jerry Brown signed a North Coast lawmaker’s bill banning the commercial production of genetica
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The Race Is On to Find Organic Pesticides

The Race Is On to Find Organic Pesticides | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop new products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help corn, soybean and other plants fend off pests and grow faster.
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What is Permaculture - Part 2: Principles

What is Permaculture - Part 2: Principles | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
In the second part of 'What is Permaculture', Maddy Harland explains the 12 permaculture design principles and applies them to a variety of scenarios, not just land-based examples.
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Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (trailer)

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (trailer) | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
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A documentary film introducing Permaculture - designing a world where people and planet can thrive.


Update On Our Goal (5-4-14)

We've met our initial goal! The way that folks have mobilized...
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Property developer embarks on organic farming within its housing estate - SME | The Star Online

Property developer embarks on organic farming within its housing estate - SME | The Star Online | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Tropicana Corporation Berhad, one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, has embarked on a new pilot project — an organic farm.
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Your Autumn To Do (and Don’t) List

Your Autumn To Do (and Don’t) List | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Fall Garden: Your Autumn To-Do (and Don’t) List (Fall Garden: Your Autumn To-Do (and Don’t) List : Organic Gardening http://t.co/FOrt9fNUJM)
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New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff

New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The city, as part of a $2.4 billion project to protect waterways, will add thousands of street-side plots in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens in the coming months.
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8 Young Farmers (and 4 Farms) to Watch

8 Young Farmers (and 4 Farms) to Watch | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
From coast to coast, 20- and 30- something adults are ditching their power suits and ties for shovels and seeds. From novice upstarts to young farmers carrying on a family legacy, we’ve rounded up ...
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GE Labeling Won’t Raise Food Prices

GE Labeling Won’t Raise Food Prices | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Contrary to the claims of food industry giants and biotechnology companies, requiring labels on genetically engineered food won’t drive up food prices. Labeling would not ban the technology or force farmers and manufacturers to switch to non-GE ingredients; it would simply require that food containing GE ingredients be labeled, so that consumers can make informed decisions about what they want to eat.
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9 Technology Tools for Localizing the Food System

9 Technology Tools for Localizing the Food System | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
It might seem that to purchase locally-produced foods, one must take a two-lane county road to the nearest farm stand or visit the local farmers’ market. Even though it may seem that the big-box gr...
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Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute

Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Cornucopia’s Aerial Photography Investigates Factory Farm Cheating by Will Fantle Chino Valley’s poultry operation in Texas is estimated to confine hundred
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What is Permaculture - Part 1: Ethics

What is Permaculture - Part 1: Ethics | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
In this first part of 'What is Permaculture', Maddy Harland explains the three permaculture ethics - Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
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What is Permaculture - Part 3: Design

What is Permaculture - Part 3: Design | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
In the third part of our 'What is Permaculture' series, Aranya demystifies the permaculture design process so that we can all design systems 'that meet our human needs, and at the same time support the eco-system as a whole'.
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Part 1/3 - Sheet Mulching and Soil Preparation: UMass Permaculture Documentary Series - YouTube

UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden during the 2010-2011 academic year. Learn how this studen...
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Meet the Modern Farmers: Daniel Nguyen - Modern Farmer

Meet the Modern Farmers: Daniel Nguyen - Modern Farmer | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Daniel Nguyen moved from California to New Orleans to become a firefighter — but he ended up becoming a lifeline for farmers.
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UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
 
Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems....
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Antibiotic use in poultry production is more common than previously thought

Antibiotic use in poultry production is more common than previously thought | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Scott Woods-Fehr A special report published last week by Reuters after a review of more than 300 internal documents found that the practice of treating chickens with low doses of antibiotics as part of their daily feed is much more...
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