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Urban Farming - YouTube

By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80% of Americans lived in urban areas. And they no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across Am...
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When Did a GMO Moratorium Become a ‘Farming Ban?’ - MauiWeekly.com | News, information, serving Maui, Hawaii weekly — Maui Weekly

The GMO corporations in Hawai‘i are granted more open air, experimental crop permits than anywhere else in the U..
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Seeds of Truth – A response to The New Yorker | Dr Vandana Shiva

Seeds of Truth – A response to The New Yorker | Dr Vandana Shiva | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Häagen-Dazs Says No to ‘Extreme’ Genetic Engineering Techniques

Häagen-Dazs Says No to ‘Extreme’ Genetic Engineering Techniques | sustainablity | Scoop.it
“Häagen-Dazs and other leading ice cream companies are doing the right thing by
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A Fatal Sting

A Fatal Sting | sustainablity | Scoop.it
"You can't blame everything on neonics. Bees are hit by a whole host of things," McNeil said. "But I believe neonics are overused. If people knew more, I think they would use a whole lot less of them."
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On Calif. coast, biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare | Al Jazeera America

On Calif. coast, biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare | Al Jazeera America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attack animals'€™ brains also poses a grave risk to humans
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How WW1 Helped Decide if the World Would be Oil or Solar Powered | Sustainable Cities Collective

How WW1 Helped Decide if the World Would be Oil or Solar Powered | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The world is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. This was not only the bloodiest war the world has ever seen but it saw the start of the West's involvement in carving up the Middle East and interfering in its politics for the sake of oil.
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Stop the great nature sale

Stop the great nature sale | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The EU wants to put a price on nature and turn its complex, crucial elements into simple commodities to be bought and sold.

Take action now - Nature is #NotForSale
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Agricultural Reality Stars

Agricultural Reality Stars | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Young generations are becoming more interested in agriculture through hip hop, reality TV shows about young food producers, and stories of farmer
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Waste Not, Want Not: Author Explores America's Food Waste Problem

Waste Not, Want Not: Author Explores America's Food Waste Problem | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Local and sustainable food is great, as long as it is put to use.
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Sea Chair: Turning Trash into Treasure - Organic Connections

Sea Chair: Turning Trash into Treasure - Organic Connections | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Introducing the sea chair, made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans.
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Parched

Lifestyles of the Rich and Parched | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Many mornings, just before 7 a.m., a large tanker truck pulls up to the grand gates of Oprah Winfrey’s 40-acre estate in Montecito, California. Inside is neither merchandise nor produce – just water. A year ago, Oprah’s annual bill from the Montecito Water District was just shy of $125,000. This year, it is less than half. Like many...
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Chicago Approves Plan for Urban Agriculture Eco-District to Revitalize Southside Neighborhoods

Chicago Approves Plan for Urban Agriculture Eco-District to Revitalize Southside Neighborhoods | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new city-led initiative takes adds steam to the grassroots urban agriculture movement in Chicago's Southside neighborhoods
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One Photographer, 100 City Gardens - Edible Manhattan

One Photographer, 100 City Gardens - Edible Manhattan | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Rob Stephenson shot gardens and farms with a large-format camera (you know, the kind with the giant hood that goes over the shooter’s head). The result is a gorgeous book featuring urban agriculture in all five boroughs.
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A New Story for a New Economy

A New Story for a New Economy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
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The U.N.'s latest report on climate change is terrifying

The U.N.'s latest report on climate change is terrifying | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The latest draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change centers on a really scary word: irreversible.
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What's Really in Your Coffee?

What's Really in Your Coffee? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Would you like any sugar, cream, or dirt with that?
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PSU study shows Portland's urban forest reduces air pollution but also finds hazards

PSU study shows Portland's urban forest reduces air pollution but also finds hazards | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new Portland State University study that maps Portland's air pollution patterns highlights the air-cleansing benefit of urban trees. But an economic analysis of the detailed pollution map shows Portland's air quality may be more hazardous than previously thought.
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New Advancements Turning Packaging Into Food and Food Into Plastic | Sustainable Brands

New Advancements Turning Packaging Into Food and Food Into Plastic | Sustainable Brands | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Plastic is the boon and bane of our times. While its uses are numerous and at times, even critical, its waste and the resultant pollution clogs up our rivers and oceans and pollutes our lands. But recent advancements in packaging offer hope.
One example is Stonyfield Farm’s collaboration with WikiFoods on edible packaging for frozen yogurt. Made from fruit skin, the WikiPearl technology that packages Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls protects food and beverages without exposing them to chemicals or unnatural ingredients.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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Sweets, fizzy drinks and skin lighteners: the products being sold to the poor

Sweets, fizzy drinks and skin lighteners: the products being sold to the poor | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As business targets base of the pyramid markets well-meaning westerners warn of unsustainability. But given developed world consumption habits - is this just hypocritical?
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A tiny, rare snail in Malaysia has big consequences for global cement giant

A tiny, rare snail in Malaysia has big consequences for global cement giant | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new species of snail is believed only to exist in a limestone quarry mined by cements giant Lafarge, Tony Juniper challenges the company to protect it from extinction
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California to Bees: Drop Dead

California to Bees: Drop Dead | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Legislators delay restrictions on the use of a pesticide linked to the mass death of pollinators.
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Hearings Planned After Call for Nuke-Plant Closure

Hearings Planned After Call for Nuke-Plant Closure | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
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Industry Lobby Tries to Block Bill That Would Protect U.S. Waters from Plastic Microbeads

Industry Lobby Tries to Block Bill That Would Protect U.S. Waters from Plastic Microbeads | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A bill working its way through the California legislature to ban plastic microbeads from cosmetics
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